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30 by Ella is a 1968 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald.

30 by Ella
Studio album by
RecordedMay 28-June 3, 1968 (1968-06-03)
GenreVocal jazz
ProducerDave Dexter, Jr.
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas
30 by Ella
Misty Blue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

The album's unusual construction of six medleys of songs were arranged by Benny Carter. This album was Fitzgerald's final recording made for Capitol Records. The following album release on Capitol from Fitzgerald, Misty Blue had been recorded in late 1967.

Track listingEdit

For the 1968 LP on Capitol Records; Capitol ST 2960; Re-issued in 2000 on CD, Capitol 7243 5 20090 2 2

1."My Mother's Eyes
Try a Little Tenderness
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
Everything I Have Is Yours
I Never Knew (I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You)
Goodnight My Love"
L. Wolfe Gilbert, Abel Baer
Harry M. Woods, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly
Paul Francis Webster, Duke Ellington
Harold Adamson, Burton Lane
Tom Pitts, Raymond B. Egan, Roy Marsh, Paul Whiteman
Mack Gordon, Harry Revel
2."Four or Five Times
Taking a Chance on Love
Elmer's Tune
At Sundown
It's a Wonderful World"
Mares H. Hellman, Byron Gay, Allen Flynn, Frank Madden
Vernon Duke, John La Touche, Ted Fetter
Elmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop, Dick Jurgens
Walter Donaldson
Adamson, Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson
3."On Green Dolphin Street
How Am I To Know
Just Friends
I Cried for You
Seems Like Old Times
You Stepped Out of a Dream"
Ned Washington, Bronislau Kaper
Dorothy Parker, Jack King
Sam M. Lewis, John Klenner
Arthur Freed, Gus Arnheim, Abe Lyman
Carmen Lombardo, John Loeb
Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn
4."If I Give My Heart to You
Once in a While
Ebb Tide
The Lamp Is Low
Where Are You?
Thinking of You (I've Grown So Lonesome)"
Jimmie Crane, Jimmy Brewster, Al Jacobs
Bud Green, Michael Edwards
Carl Sigman, Robert Maxwell
Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose, Bert Shefter
Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
Donaldson, Paul Ash
All I Do Is Dream of You
Spring is Here
720 In the Books
It Happened In Monterey
What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry?"
Mack David, Joan Whitney Kramer, Alex Kramer
Freed, Nacio Herb Brown
Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Adamson, Savitt, Johnny Watson
Billy Rose, Mabel Wayne
Donaldson, Abe Lyman
6."No Regrets
I've Got a Feeling You're Fooling
Don't Blame Me
Deep Purple
You're a Sweetheart"
Harry Tobias, Roy Ingraham
Freed, Brown
Dorothy Fields, McHugh
Mitchell Parish, Peter DeRose
Eugene Ford
Adamson, McHugh
7."Hawaiian War Chant" (Note: CD bonus track only, not on the original release.)Ralph Freed, Leleiohaku, Ray Noble2:18




  1. ^ "30 by Ella". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 78. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Capitol CD 7243 5 20090 2 2 (1999)