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A Proper Introduction to Ella Fitzgerald: Smooth Sailing ()


The Proper label started out by issuing inexpensive but exhaustive box sets on an array of important subjects, but then moved on to produce a series of single-disc introductions ą la Living Era. Their volume on Ella Fitzgerald includes Decca material taken from the mid-'40s and early '50s, after her period with the Chick Webb Orchestra and before her Verve recordings made her one of the best female jazz vocalists of all time. While recording for Decca, Ella balanced the high-flying vocal acrobatics of her early career with ...

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  1. Flying Home
  2. Smooth Sailing
  3. Air Mail Special
  4. Rough Ridin'
  5. Angel Eyes
  6. Looking for a Boy
  7. My One and Only
  8. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  9. I've Got a Crush on You
  10. But Not for Me
  11. Soon
  12. Someone to Watch Over Me
  13. Maybe
  14. On the Sunny Side of the Street
  15. Body and Soul
  16. Why Don't You Do Right?
  17. Oh, Lady Be Good
  18. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  19. How High the Moon
  20. My Funny Valentine
  21. The Frim Fram Sauce
  22. Perdido
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A Proper Introduction to Ella Fitzgerald: Smooth Sailing
2004, Proper Sales & Dist.

UPC: 805520060097


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