- Performer:Chick Webb
- Title:Chick Webb/Ella Fitzgerald/The Ink Spots
- Style:Big Band,Swing
- Recording date:1938 - 1959
- Size FLAC version1832 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1375 megabytes
- Size WMA version1103 megabytes
- Formats:AHX AIFF TTA VQF VOX WAV
This bootleg LP is primarily of interest due to its first side which consists of a 1938 broadcast by Chick Webb and his Orchestra. Although Ella Fitzgerald has a few vocals and the Ink Spots have a guest appearance (performing a surprisingly hot "Swing Mr. Charlie, Swing!"), it is the instrumentals that are most memorable. The second side is from some time in the 1950s and showcases the lead singer of the Inkspots doing some of the group's hits.
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book was the only Song Book on which the composer she interpreted played with her. Duke Ellington and his longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn both appeared on exactly half the set's 38 tracks and wrote two new pieces of music for the album: "The E and D Blues" and a four-movement musical portrait of Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was notoriously shy. Trumpet player Mario Bauzá, who played behind Fitzgerald in her early years with Chick Webb, remembered that "she didn't hang out much. She was a lonely girl around New York, just kept herself to herself, for the gi. When, later in her career, the Society of Singers named an award after her, Fitzgerald explained, "I don't want to say the wrong thing, which I always do but I think.
Ella Fitzgerald, Dj in the Night, Maxdown, Andy Rivalta, Bad Girls. Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald. I Still Feel the Same About You. Ella Fitzgerald, The Ink Spots.