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Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie! (1961/2014) Hi Res

15-05-2018, 21:03
Jazz | Vocal Jazz | Oldies | HD & Vinyl

Title: Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie!
Year Of Release: 1961/2014
Label: Verve
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Quality: 24Bit/192 kHz FLAC
Total Time: 00:58:44
Total Size: 2.3 gb


01. A Night In Tunisia
02. You're My Thrill
03. My Reverie
04. Stella By Starlight
05. 'Round Midnight
06. Jersey Bounce
07. Signing Off
08. Cry Me A River
09. This Year's Kisses
10. Good Morning Heartache
11. (I Was) Born To Be Blue
12. Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie!
13. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
14. Music Goes Round And Around
15. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else
16. I Got A Guy
17. This Could Be The Start Of Something Big


Ella Fitzgerald - vocals
Lou Levy - piano
Herb Ellis - guitar
Joe Mondragon - bass
Wilfred Middlebrooks - bass
Stan Levey - drums
Gus Johnson - drums

Seventeen numbers from the heyday of swing, composed sometime between 1930 and 1945 - played and sung time and time again in ballrooms, or on the radio to advertise biscuits or war bonds, were recorded by Ella in completely new and personal interpretations in 1961. No one should be put off by the rather unfortunate cover. Clap Hands... is absolutely top notch as regards musicality, perfect recording quality, superb accompaniment by a small ensemble, with room for improvisations; it offers a wonderful opportunity to discover something new in these evergreens, despite the occasionally banal lyrics. The songs of this recording conjure up bygone days, with listeners in the 21st century being offered a highly personal homage to one of the most successful periods in the 100-year history of jazz.

Many of the Ella Fitzgerald CDs in print are compilations and recently discovered live recordings, which makes this reissue with bonus tracks of a 1961 album that much more interesting. Produced by Norman Granz, this is a small-combo session with occasional and unobtrusive strings. Though Fitzgerald got her start as a big-band singer, smaller and more intimate combos fit her rich, velvety voice better than big brassy arrangements.

Opening with Dizzy Gillespie's classic 'Night in Tunisia,' which features some outstanding scatting, „Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie“ continues in that bop-oriented vein, with versions of 'Stella By Starlight' and Monk's ''Round Midnight.' The highest point on the album, though, is a stunning, stripped-down version of 'Cry Me a River.' The three bonus tracks, recorded during these sessions, are very good, but not revelatory, though the saucy 'I Got a Guy' is swinging fun.

tommy554   User offline   16 May 2018 10:00  

thanks a lot Pisu, already downloaded !!

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