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08-10-2009, 02:26 PM
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis (1957)(Verve - Digitally Remastered By Dennis Drake)

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What we have here is the mating of honey and molasses. Or is it the sound of melted butter over gravel? Never mind--sweeter, more joyous music has never been recorded (although the follow-up, Ella and Louis Again, may be even better). You can't listen to these two without smiling. It's such an inevitable pairing that you wonder what titanic forces of nature could have kept Ella and Satchmo apart until they made this record together in 1957, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson trio and Buddy Rich on drums. The songs are standards--extraordinary standards, of course, like "Moonlight in Vermont" and "A Foggy Day"--but nirvana is reached on "Cheek to Cheek." Heaven.


Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
Louis Armstrong - Trumpet & Vocals
Oscar Peterson - Piano
Herb Ellis - Guitar
Ray Brown - Bass
Buddy Rich – Drums


01. Can't We Be Friends?
02. Isn't This A Lovely Day?
03. Moonlight In Vermont
04. They Can't Take That Away From Me
05. Under A Blanket Of Blue
06. Tenderly
07. A Foggy Day
08. Stars Fell On Alabama
09. Cheek To Cheek
10. The Nearness Of You
11. April In Paris

Recorded August 16, 1956 At Capitol Studios In Los Angeles

Digitally remastered by Dennis Drake