Ella Returns to Berlin

Ella Returns to Berlin is a 1961 (see 1961 in music) live album by Ella Fitzgerald, with a trio led by the pianist Lou Levy, and also featuring the Oscar Peterson trio.

Ella Returns to Berlin
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Live album by
Released1991
RecordedFebruary 11, 1961
GenreVocal jazz
Length60:10
LabelVerve
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
(1961)
Ella Returns to Berlin
(1991)
Twelve Nights In Hollywood
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]

The album's title refers to Fitzgerald's more famous concert in Berlin a year earlier (Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife), which had included her famous rendition of Mack the Knife, which earned her a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance (Single).

Like Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert, this concert was first released thirty years after it was originally recorded, in 1991.

Track listingEdit

For the 1991 Verve-PolyGram CD Reissue, Verve-PolyGram 837 758-2

  1. "Introductions and Announcements" – 1:20
  2. "Give Me the Simple Life" (Rube Bloom, Harry Ruby) – 2:03
  3. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) – 3:46
  4. "(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China" (Frank Loesser) – 2:21
  5. Medley: "Why Was I Born?"/"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"/"People Will Say We're in Love" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II), (Kern, Hammerstein)/ (Richard Rodgers, Hammerstein) – 5:37
  6. "Introduction" – 0:11
  7. "You're Driving Me Crazy" (Walter Donaldson) – 3:24
  8. "Rock It for Me" (Sue Werner, Kay Werner) – 3:24
  9. "Witchcraft" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 2:55
  10. "Anything Goes" (Cole Porter) – 2:34
  11. "Cheek to Cheek" (Irving Berlin) – 3:44
  12. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) – 2:57
  13. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 2:02
  14. "(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)" (Sam Coslow) – 4:45
  15. "Mack the Knife" (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 3:30
  16. "Fanfare for Ella" – 0:22
  17. "'Round Midnight" (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) – 3:31
  18. "Joe Williams' Blues" (Ella Fitzgerald) – 5:27
  19. "Fanfare for Ella" – 0:53
  20. "This Can't Be Love" (Lorenz Hart, Rodgers) – 4:30
  21. "Closing Announcements by Norman Granz" – 0:54

PersonnelEdit

Recorded February 11, 1961, Berlin, Germany:

Track 20 features; The Oscar Peterson Trio

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ella Returns to Berlin". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.