Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis Again: 2022 (AS 180g Vinyl 2LP)

$78.00

All-Analog 180g Vinyl 2LP of Ella and Louis Again Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes, Pressed at QRP, and Housed in Stoughton Gatefold Jacket

Following the success of Ella And Louis, Norman Granz and Verve Records decided to repeat the winning formula of having Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald in the studio to record some more classics from The Great American Songbook – the result was Ella And Louis Again. They were once again joined by the Oscar Peterson Trio – Oscar on piano, with Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass), but this time Louis Bellson replaced Buddy Rich on drums. The initial session took place on July 23, 1957 and was followed by three more sessions on July 31, and August 1st and 13th.

Such was the productivity of these sessions that Verve had enough material for a double-album. Of the 19 tracks, seven feature either Ella or Louis solo, but it’s when they are together that some of the real magic happens. Besides the vocals, Louis Armstrong contributes some beautiful trumpet playing on six of the songs. Among the standout tracks are “Autumn In New York,” “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” “Love Is Here To Stay” and “A Fine Romance,” all of which are duets. A wonderful freewheeling rehearsal take of ‘Stompin’ At The Savoy’ was so good that Norman Granz kept it on the final album.

This all-analog 180g vinyl LP reissue was mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, pressed at QRP, and comes housed in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket.

Musicians:
Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocals
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals
Louie Bellson, drums
Ray Brown, bass
Herb Ellis, guitar
Oscar Peterson, piano

LP1

  1. Don’t Be That Way
  2. Makin’ Whoopee
  3. They All Laughed
  4. Comes Love
  5. Autumn In New York
  6. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
  7. Stompin’ At The Savoy
  8. I Won’t Dance
  9. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You

LP2

  1. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
  2. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
  3. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  4. Willow Weep For Me
  5. I’m Puttin’ All My Eggs In One Basket
  6. A Fine Romance
  7. Ill Wind
  8. Love Is Here To Stay
  9. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  10. Learnin’ The Blues

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