Ella and Louis Again

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Ella and Louis Again
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
Released1957
RecordedJuly 23, July 31 and August 13, 1957
in Los Angeles
GenreVocal jazz
Length90:26
LabelVerve
MGV 4006-2
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
(1956)
Ella and Louis Again
(1957)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
(1957)
Louis Armstrong chronology
Louis Under the Stars
(1957)
Ella and Louis Again
(1956)
Porgy and Bess
(1957)
 
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Ella and Louis Again
Studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
Released1957
RecordedJuly 23, July 31 and August 13, 1957
in Los Angeles
GenreVocal jazz
Length90:26
LabelVerve
MGV 4006-2
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
(1956)
Ella and Louis Again
(1957)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
(1957)
Louis Armstrong chronology
Louis Under the Stars
(1957)
Ella and Louis Again
(1956)
Porgy and Bess
(1957)

Ella and Louis Again is a 1957 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. It is the "sequel" to their 1956 album, Ella and Louis, in contrast to their previous collaboration Ella and Louis, this album does not only feature duets. It was reissued in 2006 on a 2 CD-set as Verve 0602517036918.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Alex Henderson wrote of the album "One could nit-pick about the fact that Satchmo doesn't take more trumpet solos, but the artists have such a strong rapport as vocalists that the trumpet shortage is only a minor point. Seven selections find either Fitzgerald or Armstrong singing without the other, although they're together more often than not on this fine recording."[1]

Track listing[edit]

For the original 1957 double LP, Verve MGV 4006-2

Side One:

  1. "Don't Be That Way" (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) – 5:01
  2. "Makin' Whoopee" - Louis Armstrong solo vocal (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 3:59
  3. "They All Laughed" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:50
  4. "Comes Love" - Ella Fitzgerald solo vocal (Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias) – 2:28
  5. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) – 6:00

Side Two:

  1. "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love" - Louis Armstrong solo vocal (Cole Porter) – 8:44
  2. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Goodman, Andy Razaf, Sampson, Chick Webb) – 5:16
  3. "I Won't Dance" (Dorothy Fields, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh) – 4:47
  4. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Razaf, Don Redman) – 4:11

Side Three:

  1. "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 4:15
  2. "These Foolish Things" - Ella Fitzgerald solo vocal (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 7:40
  3. "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (Irving Berlin) – 3:12
  4. "Willow Weep for Me" - Louis Armstrong solo vocal (Ann Ronell) – 4:21
  5. "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket" (Berlin) – 3:28

Side Four:

  1. "A Fine Romance" (Fields, Kern) – 3:56
  2. "Ill Wind" - Ella Fitzgerald solo vocal (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:45
  3. "Love Is Here to Stay" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 4:01
  4. "I Get a Kick out of You" - Louis Armstrong solo vocal (Porter) – 4:21
  5. "Learnin' the Blues" (Delores Vicki Silvers) – 7:11

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Ella and Louis Again > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.