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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book - Vol. 1


Let Yourself Go

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book
Vol. 1
Paul Weston and His Orchestra
Arrangements and Orchestra Conducted by Paul Weston
Produced by Norman Granz
Cover Photo: Herman Leonard
Art Direction: Sheldon Marks
Verve Records MG VS-6052

From the back cover: Paul Weston, who wrote all the arrangements as well as conducted the orchestra for the Irving Berlin Song Book, recently was the subject of a newspaper article citing the fact that he had made more phonograph records than any other performer in America since he accompanied, for various record companies, such singers as Frankie Lanie, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Jo Stafford, Margaret Whiting, Betty Hutton, Gordon MacRae and Johnny Ray. Besides this, Paul made so many mood music albums, such as "Music For Memories," "Music For Dreaming," "Music For Romancing," "Music For The Fireside," that he was once dubbed "Master Of Mood Music" in a Coronet Magazine profile. Obviously, then, Weston's background more than adequately prepared him for the task of accompanying Ella Fitzgerald and writing the kind of arrangements best evoking the moods inherent in the melodies written by Irving Berlin.

Let's Face The Music And Dance (from Follow The Fleet - 1936)
You're Laughing At Me (from On The Avenue - 1937)
Let Yourself Go (from Follow The Fleet - 1936)
You Can Have Him (from Miss Liberty - 1949)
Russian Lullaby (1927)
Puttin' On The Ritz (from Puttin' On The Ritz - 1929)
Get Thee Behind Me Satan (from Follow The Fleet - 1936)
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails (from Top Hat - 1935)
How About Me? (1928)
Cheek To Cheek (from Top Hat - 1935)
I Used To Be Color Blind (from Carefree - 1928)
Lazy (1924)
How Deep Is The Ocean How Hight Is The Sky (1932)
All By Myself (1921)
Remember (1925)

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