Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Song Book

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book is a 1956 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with a studio orchestra conducted and arranged by Buddy Bregman, focusing on the songs written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 21–31, 1956
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Ella and Louis
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book
Ella and Louis Again
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings4/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[4]

This album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, which is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old, and that have "qualitative or historical significance."[5]

In 2000 it was voted number 642 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums.[6]

Track listingEdit

For the 1956 Verve 2-LP album, Verve MG V-4002-2

All lyrics are written by Lorenz Hart; all music is composed by Richard Rodgers.

Side one
1."Have You Met Miss Jones?"3:41
2."You Took Advantage of Me"3:27
3."A Ship Without a Sail"4:07
4."To Keep My Love Alive"3:34
5."Dancing on the Ceiling"4:06
6."The Lady Is a Tramp"3:21
7."With a Song in My Heart"2:44
Side two
1."Johnny One Note"2:12
2."I Wish I Were in Love Again"2:36
3."Spring Is Here"3:38
4."It Never Entered My Mind"4:06
5."This Can't Be Love"2:54
6."Thou Swell"2:03
7."My Romance"3:42
8."Where or When"2:46
9."Little Girl Blue"3:53
Side three
1."Give It Back to the Indians"3:10
2."Ten Cents a Dance"4:06
3."There's a Small Hotel"2:48
4."I Didn't Know What Time It Was"3:46
5."Ev'rything I've Got"3:21
6."I Could Write a Book"3:38
7."The Blue Room"2:29
8."My Funny Valentine"3:52
Side four
1."Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"7:01
2."Mountain Greenery"2:13
3."Wait Till You See Him"1:30
5."Isn't It Romantic?"3:00
6."Here in My Arms"1:52
7."Blue Moon"3:11
8."My Heart Stood Still"3:02
9."I've Got Five Dollars"2:39
Bonus track; Issued on disc two of 2009 the Verve 2CD Reissue, Verve 314-5372582
35."Lover" (Alternative mono take)3:15

In 2012, Verve also released an audiophile downloadable version of the LP in up to 192 kHz/24 bit lossless FLAC quality.


Liner notes by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, William Simon and Norman Granz.


  1. ^ "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book Review". AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 490. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 245.
  5. ^ "GRAMMY Hall Of Fame". grammy.com. Archived from the original on June 26, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Colin Larkin (2000). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 211. ISBN 0-7535-0493-6.