Ella Fitzgerald Discography - Part 1 - The Decca Years



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Date: 12 June 1935
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Reunald Jones, Taft Jordan (tp), Claude Jones, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson (as), Elmer Williams (ts), Don Kirkpatrick (p), John Trueheart (g), John Kirby (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.39614-AI'll Chase The Blues Away - 02:32  (Edgar Melvin Sampson, Ken Harrison)
     Brunswick 78: 02602 - I'll Chase The Blues Away (1935)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.39617-ALove And Kisses - 03:17  (Sonny Curtis)
     Decca Records 78: 494 - Love And Kisses (1935)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)

Date: 12 October 1935
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Reunald Jones, Taft Jordan (tp), Claude Jones, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson (as), Elmer Williams (ts), Don Kirkpatrick (p), John Trueheart (g), John Kirby (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.60054-ARhythm And Romance - 03:04  (J. C. Johnson, George Whiting)
     Decca Records 78: 588 - Rhythm And Romance (1935)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.60056-AI'll Chase The Blues Away - 02:44  (Edgar Melvin Sampson, Ken Harrison)
     Decca Records 78: 640 - I'll Chase The Blues Away (1935)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)

Date: 17 March 1936
Location: New York
Label: Brunswick

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Frank Newton (tp), Benny Morton (tb), Jerry Blake (as, cl), Ted Mcrae (ts), Teddy Wilson (p), John Trueheart (g), Lennie Stanfield (b), Cozy Cole (d)

a.B-18830-1My Melancholy Baby - 02:58  (George A. Norton, Ernest M. "Ernie" Burnett)
     Brunswick 78: 7729 - My Melancholy Baby (1936)
     Columbia Records LP 10" MONO: CL 2531 - Ella, Lena & Billie (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
b.B-18832-1All My Life - 03:11  (Sidney D. Mitchell, Sam H. Stept)
     Brunswick 78: 7640 - All My Life (1936)
     Columbia Records LP 10" MONO: CL 2531 - Ella, Lena & Billie (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)

Date: 7 April 1936
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson (as), Wayman Carver (ts), Don Kirkpatrick (p), John Trueheart (g), Bill Thomas (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.61000-ACrying My Heart Out For You - 03:04  (John Henry Hopkins, J. C. Johnson)
     Decca Records 78: 785 - Crying My Heart Out For You (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
b.61001-AUnder The Spell Of The Blues - 03:02  (Edgar Melvin Sampson, Ken Harrison)
     Decca Records 78: 831 - Under The Spell Of The Blues / A Little Bit Later On (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
c.61002-AWhen I Get Low I Get High - 02:27  (Marion Sunshine)
     Decca Records 78: 1123 - When I Get Low I Get High / Take Another Guess (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)

Date: 2 June 1936
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson (as), Wayman Carver (ts), Don Kirkpatrick (p), John Trueheart (g), Bill Thomas (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.61124-ASing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance) - 02:58  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, Stanley Adams)
     Decca Records 78: 830 - Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance) (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.61125-AA Little Bit Later On - 03:07  (Jarry Levinson, Al Nieberg)
     Decca Records 78: 831 - Under The Spell Of The Blues / A Little Bit Later On (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
c.61126-ALove You're Just A Laugh - 03:07  (Net Gardner, Saul Chaplin, Sammy Cahn)
     Decca Records 78: 1114 - Love You're Just A Laugh (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
d.61127-ADevoting My Time To You - 02:24  (Chick Webb, Clarence Williams)
     Decca Records 78: 995 - Devoting My Time To You (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)

Date: 29 October 1936
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Louis Jordan (as), Wayman Carver (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.61361-A(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) - 02:58  (Sam Coslow)
     Decca Records 78: 1032 - (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It / Vote For Mr. Rhythm (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
b.61361-B(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) - 02:52  (Sam Coslow)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
c.61362-ASwingin' On The Reservation - 03:05  (Carver, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 1065 - Swingin' On The Reservation (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
d.61362-BSwingin' On The Reservation  (Carver, Chick Webb)
     unissued
e.61363-AI Got The Spring Fever Blues - 03:01  (Kay Werner, Sue Werner, Bauer)
     Decca Records 78: 1087 - I Got The Spring Fever Blues (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
f.61364-AVote For Mr. Rhythm - 02:28  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger, Al Siegel)
     Decca Records 78: 1032 - (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It / Vote For Mr. Rhythm (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
g.61364-BVote For Mr. Rhythm  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger, Al Siegel)
     unissued

Date: 5 November 1936
Location: New York
Label: Victor

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ziggy Elman, Gordon Griffin, Zeke Zarchy (tp), Red Ballard, Murray McEachern (tb), Bill DePew, Hymie Schertzer (as), Vido Musso, Arthur Rollini (ts), Benny Goodman (cl, cnd), Jess Stacy (p), Allen Reus (g), Harry Goodman (b), Gene Krupa (d), Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Mundy (arr)

a.02463-1Goodnight My Love - 03:08  (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon)
     Victor 78: 25461 - Goodnight My Love / Take Another Guess (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
b.02464-1Take Another Guess - 02:28  (Al Sherman, Charles Newman, Murray Mencher)
     Victor 78: 25461 - Goodnight My Love / Take Another Guess (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
c.02465-1Didja Mean it - 02:19  (Jesse Greer, Mort Dixon)
     Victor 78: 25469 - Didja Mean It (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)

Date: 19 November 1936
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan (tp), Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark (as), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d)

a.61421-AShine - 02:54  (Cecil Mack, Lew Brown, Charles Dant)
     Decca Records 78: 1062 - Organ Grinder's Swing / Shine (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.61422-BDarktown Strutters' Ball - 02:57  (Shelton Brooks)
     Decca Records 78: 1061 - My Last Affair / Darktown Strutters' Ball (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)

Date: 14 January 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Donald Mill, Harry Mill, Herbert Mill, John Sr. Mill (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Louis Jordan (as), Wayman Carver (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bernard Addison, John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.61527-ATake Another Guess - 02:43  (Al Sherman, Charles Newman, Murray Mencher)
     Decca Records 78: 1123 - When I Get Low I Get High / Take Another Guess (1936)
     Classics Records CD: 500 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1935 - 1937 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.61529-ABig Boy Blue - 02:46  (David Kapp, Peter Tinturin, Jack Lawrence)
     Decca Records 78: 1148 - Big Boy Blue / Dedicated To You (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)

Omit Donald Mill (vc) on a. Omit Harry Mill (vc) on a. Omit Herbert Mill (vc) on a. Omit John Sr. Mill (vc) on a. Omit Mario Bauza (tp) on b. Omit Bobby Stark (tp) on b. Omit Claude Jones (tb) on b. Omit Louis Jordan (as) on b. Omit Wayman Carver (ts) on b. Omit Bernard Addison (g) on a. Omit John Trueheart (g) on b. Omit Chick Webb (cnd) on b.


Date: 3 February 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Donald Mill, Harry Mill, Herbert Mill, John Sr. Mill (vc), Taft Jordan (tp), Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark (as), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Tommy Fulford (p), Bernard Addison (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d)

a.61576-ADedicated To You - 03:10  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Decca Records 78: 1148 - Big Boy Blue / Dedicated To You (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)

Date: 24 March 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark (as), Louis Jordan (as, vl), Wayman Carver (ts), Ted Mcrae (ts, cl), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.62064-ARusty Hinge
     Decca Records 78: 1273 - Rusty Hinge / Crying Mood (1937)
b.62065-AUnknown Title
     unissued
c.62066-AUnknown Title
     unissued
d.62067-AYou Showed Me The Way - 03:09  (Bud Green, Teddy Mcrae, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 1220 - You Showed Me The Way / Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
e.62067-BYou Showed Me The Way - 03:16  (Bud Green, Teddy Mcrae, Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
f.62068-AClap Hands Here Comes Charlie  (Billy Rose, Joseph Meyer, Ballard MacDonald)
     Decca Records 78: 1220 - You Showed Me The Way / Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie (1937)
g.62069-ACrying Mood - 02:35  (Andy Razaf, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 1273 - Rusty Hinge / Crying Mood (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
h.62070-AUnknown Title
     unissued
i.62071-AUnknown Title
     unissued
j.62072-ALove Is The Thing, So They Say - 02:51  (Kay Werner, Sue Werner)
     Decca Records 78: 1356 - Love Is The Thing, So They Say (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
k.62073-AThe Naughty Waltz
     Decca Records 78: 1356 - Love Is The Thing, So They Say (1937)

Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on d, e, g, j only.


Date: 24 May 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan (tp), Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Louis Jordan (as), Ted Mcrae (bs), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d)

a.62213-AAll Over Nothing At All - 02:40  (Peter Tinturin, Jack Lawrence)
     Decca Records 78: 1339 - All Over Nothing At All / Deep In The Heart Of The South (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
b.62214-AIf You Ever Should Leave - 03:13  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Decca Records 78: 1302 - If You Ever Should Leave / Everyone's Wrong But Me (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
c.62214-BIf You Ever Should Leave - 03:02  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
d.62215-AEveryone's Wrong But Me - 03:06  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Decca Records 78: 1302 - If You Ever Should Leave / Everyone's Wrong But Me (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
e.62216-ADeep In The Heart Of The South - 03:16  (Peter Tinturin, Jack Lawrence)
     Decca Records 78: 1339 - All Over Nothing At All / Deep In The Heart Of The South (1937)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)

Date: 27 October 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Chauncey Haughton (as, cl), Louis Jordan (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd), Charlie Dixon (arr)

a.62725-AJust A Simple Melody - 02:56  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Decca Records 78: 1521 - Just A Simple Melody / Holiday In Harlem (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.62726-AI Got A Guy - 03:20  (Marion Sunshine)
     Decca Records 78: 1681 - I Got A Guy / Harlem Conga (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
c.62727-AStrictly Jive  (Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 1586 - Rock It For Me / Striclty Jive (1938)
d.62728-AHoliday In Harlem - 03:10  (Reed)
     Decca Records 78: 1521 - Just A Simple Melody / Holiday In Harlem (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on c.


Date: 1 November 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Claude Jones, Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Louis Jordan (as), Wayman Carver (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bernard Addison, John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.62738-ARock It For Me - 03:10  (Kay Werner, Sue Werner)
     Decca Records 78: 1586 - Rock It For Me / Striclty Jive (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.62739-AJust Squeeze Me  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Lee Gaines)
     Decca Records 78: 1716 - If Dreams Come True / Squeeze Me (1938)
c.62740-AHarlem Conga  (Harry White)
     Decca Records 78: 1681 - I Got A Guy / Harlem Conga (1938)

Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on a only.


Date: 17 December 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Louis Jordan (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Chauncey Haughton (cl), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd), Charlie Dixon (arr)

a.62886-AI Want To Be Happy - 04:27  (Vincent Millie Youmans, Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach)
     Decca Records 78: 15039 - I Want To Be Happy / Hellelujah! (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.62887-AThe Dipsy Doodle - 03:14  (Larry Clinton)
     Decca Records 78: 1587 - The Dipsy Doodle / Midnight In A Madhouse (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
c.62888-AIf Dreams Come True - 03:27  (Edgar Melvin Sampson)
     Decca Records 78: 1716 - If Dreams Come True / Squeeze Me (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
d.62889-AHallelujah! - 04:00  (Vincent Millie Youmans, Leo Robin, Clifford Grey)
     Decca Records 78: 15039 - I Want To Be Happy / Hellelujah! (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
e.62890-AMidnight In A Madhouse  (Larry Clinton)
     Decca Records 78: 1587 - The Dipsy Doodle / Midnight In A Madhouse (1938)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on e.


Date: 21 December 1937
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan (tp), Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Louis Jordan (as), Ted Mcrae (bs), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d)

a.62896-ABei Mir Bist Du Schoen - 03:06  (Shalom Secunda, Jacob Jacobs, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
b.62897-AIt's My Turn Now - 02:56  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Decca Records 78: 2803 - Coochi-Coochi-Coo / It's My Turn Now (1939)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 1596 - Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen / It's My Turn Now (1938)
-     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
-     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)

Date: 25 January 1938
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan (tp), Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Louis Jordan (as), Ted Mcrae (bs), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d)

a.63225-AIt's Wonderful - 02:57  (Cameron S. Wells, Mitchell Parish, Stuff Smith)
b.63226-AI Was Doing All Right - 02:56  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 1669 - It's Wonderful / I Was Doing All Right (1938)
-     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
-     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)

Date: 2 May 1938
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Louis Jordan (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Chauncey Haughton (cl), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd), Charlie Dixon (arr)

a.63693-AA-Tisket A-Tasket - 02:35  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
     Decca Records 78: 1840 - A-Tisket, A-Tasket / Liza (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 506 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1937 - 1938 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.63694-AHeart Of Mine - 02:55  (Chick Webb, Edward Heyman)
     Decca Records 78: 2721 - My Last Goodbye / Heart Of Mine (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
c.63695-AI'm Just A Jitterbug - 03:18  (Mack David, Jerry Livingstone)
     Decca Records 78: 1899 - I'm Just A Jitterbug / Azure (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
d.63696-AAzure  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Irving Mills)
     Decca Records 78: 1899 - I'm Just A Jitterbug / Azure (1938)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on d.


Date: 3 May 1938
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan (tp), Sandy Williams (tb), Pete Clark, Louis Jordan (as), Ted Mcrae (bs), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d)

a.63703-AThis Time It's Real - 03:08  (Walter Shivers, Buddy Bernier, Bob Emmerich)
     Decca Records 78: 1806 - This Time It's Real / You Can't Be Mine (And Someone Else's Too) (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
b.63704-A(Oh, Oh) What Do You Know About Love? - 03:03  (Mack David, Jerry Livingstone)
     Decca Records 78: 1967 - (Oh, Oh) What Do You Know About Love? / If You Only Knew (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
c.63705-AYou Can't Be Mine (And Someone Else's Too) - 03:04  (Chick Webb, J. C. Johnson)
     Decca Records 78: 1806 - This Time It's Real / You Can't Be Mine (And Someone Else's Too) (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
d.63705-BYou Can't Be Mine (And Someone Else's Too) - 02:55  (Chick Webb, J. C. Johnson)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
e.63706-AWe Can't Go On This Way - 03:00  (Emma LaFreniere, Butterfield, Post, Walter Bishop)
     Decca Records 78: 1846 - We Can't Go On This Way / Saving Myself For You (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
f.63707-ASpinning The Webb  (Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2021 - Wacky Dust / Spinning The Webb (1938)
g.63708-ALiza  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn)
     Decca Records 78: 1840 - A-Tisket, A-Tasket / Liza (1938)
h.63709-BSaving Myself For You - 02:49  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Decca Records 78: 1846 - We Can't Go On This Way / Saving Myself For You (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
i.63710-AIf You Only Knew - 02:47  (Charlie Beal, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 1967 - (Oh, Oh) What Do You Know About Love? / If You Only Knew (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
j.63710-BIf You Only Knew - 02:42  (Charlie Beal, Chick Webb)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on f, g.


Date: 9 June 1938
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.63934-APack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil - 02:55  (Irving Berlin)
     Decca Records 78: 1894 - Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil / Everybody Step (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.63935-AMcPherson Is Reharsin' (To Swing) - 03:07  (Marion Sunshine)
     Decca Records 78: 2080 - McPherson Is Reharsin' (To Swing) / I Let A Tear Fall In The River (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
c.63936-AEverybody Step - 02:43  (Irving Berlin)
     Decca Records 78: 1894 - Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil / Everybody Step (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
d.63937-AElla - 02:46  (Ellsworth, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2148 - Ella / I Found My Yellow Basket (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)

Date: 17 August 1938
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Mario Bauza, Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.64459-AWacky Dust - 03:04  (Stanley Adams, Oscar Levant)
     Decca Records 78: 2021 - Wacky Dust / Spinning The Webb (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.64460-AGotta Pebble In My Shoe - 02:53  (Van Alexander, Charles Tobias)
     Decca Records 78: 2231 - Gotta Pebble In My Shoe / Who Ya Hunchin'? (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
c.64461-AI Can't Stop Loving You - 03:05  (Biff Jones, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2310 - 'Tain't What You Do / I Can't Stop Loving You (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)

Date: 18 August 1938
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver (ts, fl), Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.64462-AStrictly From Dixie - 02:50  (James Cavanaugh, Chick Webb, Pierce, Harry Brooks)
     Decca Records 78: 2202 - Strictly From Dixie / Woe Is Me (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.64463-AWoe Is Me - 02:50  (Daniel, Lawrence)
     Decca Records 78: 2202 - Strictly From Dixie / Woe Is Me (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
c.64464-AWho Ya Hunchin'?  (Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald)
     Decca Records 78: 2231 - Gotta Pebble In My Shoe / Who Ya Hunchin'? (1938)
d.64465-AI Let A Tear Fall In The River - 03:11  (Mack David, Jerry Livingstone, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2080 - McPherson Is Reharsin' (To Swing) / I Let A Tear Fall In The River (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on c. Omit Bobby Stark (tp) on a, b. Omit Dick Vance (tp) on a, b. Omit Georges Matthews (tb) on a, b. Omit Nat Story (tb) on a, b. Omit Garvin Bushell (as) on a, b. Omit Wayman Carver (ts) on a, b. Omit Wayman Carver (fl) on a, b. Omit Chick Webb (cnd) on a, b.


Date: 6 October 1938
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.64573-AF.D.R. Jones - 02:54  (Harold Rome)
     Decca Records 78: 2105 - F.D.R. Jones / I Love Every Move You Make (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
b.64574-AI Love Each Move You Make - 03:01  (Grumble, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2105 - F.D.R. Jones / I Love Every Move You Make (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
c.64575-AIt's Foxy - 03:03  (Walter Bishop, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2309 - It's Foxy / My Heart Belongs To Daddy (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)
d.64576-AI Found My Yellow Basket - 02:35  (Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2148 - Ella / I Found My Yellow Basket (1938)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRD-2-618 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1992)

Date: 17 February 1939
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.65039-AUndecided - 03:15  (Charles Shavers, Sidney "Sid" Robin)
     Decca Records 78: 2323 - Undecided / In The Groove At The Groove (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 518 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1938 - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.65040-A'Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) - 03:02  (James Young, Sy Oliver)
     Decca Records 78: 2310 - 'Tain't What You Do / I Can't Stop Loving You (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.65041-AIn The Groove At The Groove  (Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2323 - Undecided / In The Groove At The Groove (1939)
d.65042-AOne Side Of Me - 03:21  (Marion Sunshine)
     Decca Records 78: 2556 - One Side Of Me / Little White Lies (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
e.65043-AMy Heart Belongs To Daddy - 03:07  (Cole Albert Porter)
     Decca Records 78: 2309 - It's Foxy / My Heart Belongs To Daddy (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on c. Omit Taft Jordan (tp) on c. Omit Bobby Stark (tp) on c. Omit Dick Vance (tp) on c. Omit Georges Matthews (tb) on c. Omit Nat Story (tb) on c. Omit Sandy Williams (tb) on c. Omit Garvin Bushell (as) on c. Omit Hilton Jefferson (as) on c. Omit Wayman Carver (ts) on c. Omit Ted Mcrae (ts) on c. Omit Tommy Fulford (p) on c. Omit Bobby Johnson (g) on c. Omit Beverly Peer (b) on c. Omit Chick Webb (d) on c. Omit Chick Webb (cnd) on c.


Date: 2 March 1939
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell (as), Hilton Jefferson (as, cl), Wayman Carver (ts), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d)

a.65092-AOnce Is Enough For Me - 03:01  (Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2451 - Once Is Enough For Me / Don't Worry About Me (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
b.65093-AI Had To Live And Learn - 03:07  (J. C. Johnson, May, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2581 - I Had To Live And Learn / If That's What You're Thinking You're Wrong (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
c.65094-ASugar Pie - 03:11  (Charlie Beal, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2665 - Sugar Pie / That Was My Heart (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
d.65095-AIt's Slumbertime Along The Swanee - 02:49  (Peter Tinturin, Tony Sacco)
     Decca Records 78: 2389 - It's Slumbertime Along The Swanee / Chew-Chew-Chew (Your Bubble Gum) (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
e.65096-AI'm Up A Tree - 03:04  (Al Stillman, Charles L. Cooke, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2468 - I'm Up A Tree / Have Mercy (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
f.65097-AChew-Chew-Chew (Chew Your Bubble Gum) - 03:02  (Chick Webb, Buck Ram, Ella Fitzgerald)
     Decca Records 78: 2389 - It's Slumbertime Along The Swanee / Chew-Chew-Chew (Your Bubble Gum) (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on c. Omit Taft Jordan (tp) on c. Omit Bobby Stark (tp) on a, b, c. Omit Dick Vance (tp) on a, b, c. Omit Georges Matthews (tb) on a, b, c. Omit Nat Story (tb) on a, b, c. Omit Sandy Williams (tb) on c. Omit Garvin Bushell (as) on a, b, c. Omit Hilton Jefferson (as) on a, b, c. Omit Wayman Carver (ts) on a, b, c. Omit Ted Mcrae (ts) on c. Omit Ted Mcrae (bs) on c. Omit Hilton Jefferson (cl) on c. Omit Tommy Fulford (p) on c. Omit John Trueheart (g) on c. Omit Beverly Peer (b) on c. Omit Chick Webb (d) on c.


Date: 21 April 1939
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Bobby Johnson (g), Beverly Peer (b), Chick Webb (d, cnd)

a.65441-ADon't Worry About Me - 03:09  (Theodore "Ted" Koehler, Rube Bloom)
     Decca Records 78: 2451 - Once Is Enough For Me / Don't Worry About Me (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.65442-AIf Anything Happened To You - 03:06  (Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Decca Records 78: 2481 - If Anything Happened To You / If You Ever Change Your Mind (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
c.65443-AIf That's What You're Thinking, You're Wrong - 03:05  (Gans, Jack Lawrence)
     Decca Records 78: 2581 - I Had To Live And Learn / If That's What You're Thinking You're Wrong (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
d.65444-AIf You Ever Change Your Mind - 03:02  (Mayme Watts, Green, Sigler)
     Decca Records 78: 2481 - If Anything Happened To You / If You Ever Change Your Mind (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
e.65445-AHave Mercy - 03:07  (Buck Ram, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2468 - I'm Up A Tree / Have Mercy (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
f.65446-ALittle White Lies - 02:56  (Walter Donaldson)
     Decca Records 78: 2556 - One Side Of Me / Little White Lies (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
g.65447-ACoochi-Coochi-Coo - 03:03  (Kay Werner, Sue Werner)
     Decca Records 78: 2803 - Coochi-Coochi-Coo / It's My Turn Now (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
h.65448-AThat Was My Heart - 03:02  (Chick Webb, J. C. Johnson)
     Decca Records 78: 2665 - Sugar Pie / That Was My Heart (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)

Omit Bobby Stark (tp) on a, b, c, d. Omit Dick Vance (tp) on a, b, c, d. Omit Georges Matthews (tb) on a, b, c, d. Omit Nat Story (tb) on a, b, c, d. Omit Garvin Bushell (as) on a, b, c, d. Omit Wayman Carver (ts) on a, b, c, d.


Date: 29 June 1939
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver (as, ts, fl), Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.65903-ABetcha Nickel - 02:57  (Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb)
     Decca Records 78: 2904 - Betcha Nickel / Moon Ray (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.65904-AStairway ToThe Stars - 03:12  (Frank Signorelli, Matt Malnek, Mitchell Parish)
     Decca Records 78: 2598 - Stairway To The Stars / Out Of Nowhere (1939)
     CID 45 EP: EUS 100.518 - Ella Fitzgerald (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.65905-AI Want The Waiter (With The Water) - 03:08  (Kay Werner, Sue Werner)
     Decca Records 78: 2628 - I Want The Waiter (With The Water) / That's All Brother (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
d.65906-AThat's All Brother - 03:04  (Jerry Livingstone, Mack David, Hager)
     Decca Records 78: 2628 - I Want The Waiter (With The Water) / That's All Brother (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
e.65907-AOut Of Nowhere - 02:54  (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
     Decca Records 78: 2598 - Stairway To The Stars / Out Of Nowhere (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 525 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 (1990)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 18 August 1939
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell (as, cl), Wayman Carver (as, ts, fl), Hilton Jefferson (as), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.66134-AMy Last Goodbye - 03:20  (Bart Howard)
     Decca Records 78: 2721 - My Last Goodbye / Heart Of Mine (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.66135-ABilly (I Always Dream Of Billy) - 02:42  (James Kendis, Herman Paley, Joe Goodwin)
     Decca Records 78: 2769 - Billy (I Always Dream Of Billy) / Please Tell Me The Truth (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.66136-APlease Tell Me The Truth - 03:15  (Ella Fitzgerald, Edgar Melvin Sampson)
     Decca Records 78: 2769 - Billy (I Always Dream Of Billy) / Please Tell Me The Truth (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
d.66137-AI'm Not Complainin' - 03:07  (Edgar Melvin Sampson, Al Stillman)
     Decca Records 78: 3005 - I'm Not Complainin' / What's The Matter With Me (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)

Date: 12 October 1939
Location: Chicago
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell (as, cl), Wayman Carver (as, ts, fl), Hilton Jefferson (as), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.91836-AYou're Gonna Lose Your Gal - 03:06  (James Monaco, Victor Young)
     Decca Records 78: 2816 - You're Gonna Lose Your Gal / My Wubba Dolly (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.91837-AWhat Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry - 02:48  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
     Decca Records 78: 2826 - After I Say I'm Sorry / Baby, What Else Can I Do? (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.91838-ABaby, What Else Can I Do? - 03:04  (Gerald Marks, Walter Hirsch)
     Decca Records 78: 2826 - After I Say I'm Sorry / Baby, What Else Can I Do? (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
d.91839-AMy Wubba Dolly (Rubber Dolly) - 03:01  (Kay Werner, Sue Werner)
     Decca Records 78: 2816 - You're Gonna Lose Your Gal / My Wubba Dolly (1939)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
e.91840-ALindy Hopper's Delight - 02:51  (Eddie Barefield, Teddy Mcrae)
     Decca Records 78: 3186 - Lindy Hpper's Delight / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
f.91841-AMoon Ray - 03:03  (Nat Madison, Artie Shaw, Arthur Quenzer)
     Decca Records 78: 2904 - Betcha Nickel / Moon Ray (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on e.


Date: 22 January 1940
Location: Savoy Ballroom, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc, bl), Taft Jordan (vc, tp), Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Roger Ramirez (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.A-Tisket A-Tasket - 00:33  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
b.Traffic Jam - 02:40  (Teddy Mcrae, Shaw)
c.A Lover Is Blue - 03:37
d.Dodging the Dean - 02:52  (Clinton)
e.'Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) - 02:55  (James Young, Sy Oliver)
f.I'm Confessin' That I Love You - 04:03  (Don Dougherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al J. Neiburg)
g.Blue Lou - 03:18  (Edgar Melvin Sampson, Irving Mills)
h.What's The Matter With Me - 03:59  (Terry Shand, Samuel M. Lewis)
i.I Want The Waiter (With The Water) - 03:10  (Kay Werner, Sue Werner)
j.Let's Get Together - 02:41  (Chick Webb)
All titles unissued 

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b, d, f, j. Taft Jordan (vc) on f only.


Date: 25 January 1940
Location: Savoy Ballroom, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc, bl), Taft Jordan (vc, tp), Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Roger Ramirez (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.A-Tisket A-Tasket - 00:37  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
b.Limehouse Blues - 03:35  (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber)
c.This Changing World - 03:13  (Harold Adamson, Suesse)
d.Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! - 04:09
e.Diga Diga Doo - 03:43  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
f.Thank You Stars - 03:43
g.Take It From The Top - 04:16  (Teddy Mcrae)
h.Vagabond Dreams
i.Breakin' Down - 04:24
j.Let's Get Together - 00:47  (Chick Webb)
All titles unissued 

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b, e, g, i, j. Taft Jordan (vc) on d only.


Date: 26 January 1940
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Bobby Stark, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell (as, cl), Wayman Carver (as, ts, fl), Hilton Jefferson (as), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.67119-AIs There Somebody Else? - 02:35  (Dick Robertson)
     Decca Records 78: 2988 - Is There Somebody Else? / The Starlit Hour (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
b.67120-ASugar Blues - 02:50
     Decca Records 78: 3078 - Sugar Blues / Imagination (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.67121-AThe Starlit Hour - 03:09  (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish)
     Decca Records 78: 2988 - Is There Somebody Else? / The Starlit Hour (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
d.67122-AWhat's The Matter With Me - 02:58  (Terry Shand, Samuel M. Lewis)
     Decca Records 78: 3005 - I'm Not Complainin' / What's The Matter With Me (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 15 February 1940
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), John Haughton, Georges Matthews, Sandy Williams (tb), Eddie Barefield, Chauncey Haughton (as, cl), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Sam Simmons (ts), Roger Ramirez (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.67195-ABaby, Won't You Please Come Home - 02:31  (Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield)
     Decca Records 78: 3186 - Lindy Hpper's Delight / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? (1940)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.67196-AIf It Weren't For You - 03:00  (Vic Mizzy, Irving Taylor)
     Decca Records 78: 3126 - If It Weren't For You / Sing Song Swing (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.67197-ASing Song Swing - 03:02  (Lloyd Garrett, Charles L. Cooke)
     Decca Records 78: 3126 - If It Weren't For You / Sing Song Swing (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
d.67198-AImagination - 02:59  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Decca Records 78: 3078 - Sugar Blues / Imagination (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 26 February 1940
Location: Roseland Ballroom, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc, bl), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Roger Ramirez (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.A-Tisket A-Tasket - 00:36  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
b.Royal Garden Blues - 03:19  (Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams)
c.Sing Song Swing - 02:56  (Lloyd Garrett, Charles L. Cooke)
d.Sugar Blues - 03:15
e.Make Believe - 03:14  (Jerome David Kern, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
f.Sweet Sue - 02:34  (Victor Young, Harris)
g.It's A Blue World - 04:01  (Chet Forrest, Robert Wright)
h.Is There Somebody Else? - 02:46  (Dick Robertson)
i.One Moment Please - 05:38  (Dick Vance)
j.I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter - 02:08  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington)
All titles unissued 

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b, e, f, i, j.


Date: 4 March 1940
Location: Roseland Ballroom, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc, bl), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Georges Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Garvin Bushell, Hilton Jefferson (as), Wayman Carver, Ted Mcrae (ts), Roger Ramirez (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.A-Tisket A-Tasket - 00:30  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
b.I Got Rhythm - 03:42  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c.One Cigarette For Two - 04:25
d.Chewing Gum - 03:29
e.Lover Come Back To Me - 03:11  (Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
f.Who Ya Hunchin'? - 03:51  (Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald)
g.The Starlit Hour - 03:20  (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish)
h.Sing Song Swing - 02:55  (Lloyd Garrett, Charles L. Cooke)
i.Goin' And Gettin - 03:53  (Dick Vance)
j.Let's Get Together - 01:11  (Chick Webb)
All titles unissued 

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b, e, f, i, j.


Date: 9 May 1940
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Jimmy Archey, Floyd Brady, John McConnell (tb), Pete Clark, Chauncey Haughton (as, cl), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Sam Simmons (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.67699-ADeedle-Dee-Dum - 02:40  (Ella Fitzgerald, Donald Kahn, Wynn, Waters)
     Classics Records CD: 566 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1939 - 1940 (1991)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.67700-AShake Down The Stars - 02:48  (Jimmy Van Heusen, Edgar "Eddie" DeLange)
     Decca Records 78: 3199 - Shake Down The Stars / I Fell In Love With A Dream (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.67701-AGulf Coast Blues - 03:01  (Clarence Williams)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
d.67702-AI Fell In Love With A Dream - 03:10  (Ella Fitzgerald, Skye, Goldsmith)
     Decca Records 78: 3199 - Shake Down The Stars / I Fell In Love With A Dream (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)

Date: 25 September 1940
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Earl Hardy, Georges Matthews, John McConnell (tb), Pete Clark, Chauncey Haughton (as, cl), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Sam Simmons (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.68146-AThe Five O'Clock Whistle - 02:53  (Josef Myrow, Kim Gannon, Gene Irwin)
     Decca Records 78: 3420 - The Five O'Clock Whistle / So Long (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.68147-ASo Long - 03:04  (Morgan, Harris)
     Decca Records 78: 3420 - The Five O'Clock Whistle / So Long (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
c.68148-ALouisville, K-Y - 03:06  (Skyler)
     Decca Records 78: 3441 - Tea Dance / Louisville K. Y. (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 8 November 1940
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Earl Hardy, Georges Matthews, John McConnell (tb), Pete Clark (as, cl), George Dorsey (as), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Sam Simmons (ts), Chauncey Haughton (cl), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.68329-ATaking A Chance On Love - 03:06  (John Latouche, Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter)
     Decca Records 78: 3490 - Taking A Chance On Love / Cabin In The Sky (1940)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.68330-ACabin In The Sky - 02:44  (Vernon Duke, John Latouche)
     Decca Records 78: 3490 - Taking A Chance On Love / Cabin In The Sky (1940)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.68331-AI'm The Lonsomest Gal In Town - 02:36  (Von Tilzer, Les Brown)
     Decca Records 78: 3666 - I'm The Lonesomest Gal In Town / The Muffin Man (1941)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 8 January 1941
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Earl Hardy, Georges Matthews, John McConnell (tb), Pete Clark (as, cl), George Dorsey (as), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Sam Simmons (ts), Chauncey Haughton (cl), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.68558-AThree Little Words - 02:36  (Bert Kalmar, Herman "Harry" Ruby)
     Decca Records 78: 3608 - Three Little Words / The One I Love Belong To Somebody Else (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.68559-AHello Ma! I Done It Again - 02:30  (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin)
     Decca Records 78: 3612 - Hello Ma! I Done It Again / Wishful Thinking (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
c.68560-AWishful Thinking - 03:00  (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin)
     Decca Records 78: 3612 - Hello Ma! I Done It Again / Wishful Thinking (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
d.68561-AThe One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else - 03:01  (Richard Jones, Donald Kahn)
     Decca Records 78: 3608 - Three Little Words / The One I Love Belong To Somebody Else (1941)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
e.68562-AThe Muffin Man - 02:26
     Decca Records 78: 3666 - I'm The Lonesomest Gal In Town / The Muffin Man (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 31 March 1941
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Earl Hardy, Georges Matthews, John McConnell (tb), Pete Clark, Chauncey Haughton (as, cl), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Sam Simmons (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.68894-AKeep Cool, Fool - 03:03  (Snysow, Doc Rhythm)
     Decca Records 78: 3754 - Keep Cool, Fool / No Nothing (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.68895-ANo Nothing - 03:08  (Ben Ryan, Lou Handman, Mann Kurtz)
     Decca Records 78: 3754 - Keep Cool, Fool / No Nothing (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.68896-AMy Man - 03:06  (Maurice Yvain, Channing Pollock)
     Decca Records 78: 4291 - My Man / Who Are You? (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 31 July 1941
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Irving Randolph, Dick Vance (tp), Earl Hardy, Georges Matthews, John McConnell (tb), Pete Clark, Chauncey Haughton (as, cl), Ted Mcrae (ts, bs), Sam Simmons, Elmer Williams (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Jesse Price (d)

a.DLA-2607-AI Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - 02:30  (Clarence Gaskill, Jimmy McHugh)
     Decca Records 78: 18421 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me / Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (1942)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
b.DLA-2608-I Must Have That Man - 03:05  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
     Decca Records 78: 18530 - I Must Have That Man / My Heart And I Decided (1942)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
c.DLA-2609-AWhen My Sugar Walks Down The Street - 02:38  (Gene Austin, Jimmy McHugh, Irving Mills)
     Decca Records 78: 18587 - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Cow Cow Boogie (1943)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
d.DLA-2610-AI Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 02:53  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
     Decca Records 78: 3968 - I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) / Melinda The Mousie (1941)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)
e.DLA-2611-Melinda The Mousie - 02:49  (Kim Gannon, Josef Myrow, Gene Irwin)
     Decca Records 78: 3968 - I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) / Melinda The Mousie (1941)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
f.DLA-2612-ACan't Help Lovin' Dat Man - 02:45  (Jerome David Kern, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
     Decca Records 78: 18421 - I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me / Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (1942)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5084 - Souvenir Album (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 644 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1940 - 1941 (1992)
     GRP Double CD: GRP-2-623-2 - The Early Years - Part 1 (1993)

Date: 6 October 1941
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ted Mcrae (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Kenny Clare (d)

a.69784-AJim - 02:57  (Milton Samuels, Nelson Shawn, Caesar Petrillo)
b.69785-AThis Love Of Mine - 02:52  (Frank Sinatra, Barry Parker, Henry W. Sanicola)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 4007 - Jim / This Love Of Mine (1942)

Date: 28 October 1941
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Eddie Barefield (as), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.69875-ASomebody Nobody Loves - 03:09  (Ned Miller)
b.69876-AYou Don't Know What Love Is - 03:22  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 4082 - Somebodt Nobody Loves / You Don't Know What Love Is (1942)

Date: 5 November 1941
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Eddie Barefield (as), Tommy Fulford (p), Ulysses Livingston (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d)

a.69905-AWho Are You? - 02:55  (Worth, Cowan)
     Decca Records 78: 4291 - My Man / Who Are You? (1941)
b.69906-AI'm Thrilled - 03:04  (Sidney Lippman, Sylvia Dee)
     Decca Records 78: 4073 - I'm Thrilled / Make Love To Me (1942)
c.69907-AMake Love To Me - 02:45  (Kim Gannon, David Mann, George David Weiss)
     Decca Records 78: 4073 - I'm Thrilled / Make Love To Me (1942)

Date: 11 March 1942
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Bill Furness (vc, p), Peck Furness (vc, b), Slim Furness (vc, g), Ernie Hartfield (vc, d)

a.70470-AI'm Getting Mighty Lonesome For You - 02:42  (Buck Ram)
b.70471-AWhen I Come Back Crying (Will You Be Laughing At Me?) - 02:54  (Vee Lawnhurst, Seymour)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 4315 - I'm Getting Mighty Lonesome For You / When I Come Back Crying (1942)

Date: 10 April 1942
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Bill Furness (vc, p), Peck Furness (vc, b), Slim Furness (vc, g), Ernie Hartfield (vc, d), Tommy Fulford (p)

a.70652-AAll I Need Is You - 02:58  (Peter DeRose, Jimmy Davis, Mitchell Parish)
b.70653-AMama Come Home - 02:40  (Edgar Battle, Kim Gannon, Josef Myrow)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 18437 - All I Need Is You / Mama Come Home (1942)

Date: 31 July 1942
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Bill Furness (vc, p), Peck Furness (vc, b), Slim Furness (vc, g), Ernie Hartfield (vc, d), Tommy Fulford (p)

a.71286-AMy Heart And I Decided - 02:59  (Walter Donaldson)
     Decca Records 78: 18530 - I Must Have That Man / My Heart And I Decided (1942)
b.71287-A(I Put) A Four Leaf Clover In Your Pocket - 02:53  (Benny Davis, John Jacob Loeb)
     Decca Records 78: 18472 - I Put A Four LEaf Clover In YOur Pocket / He's My Guy (1942)
c.71288-AHe's My Guy - 03:16  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Decca Records 78: 18472 - I Put A Four LEaf Clover In YOur Pocket / He's My Guy (1942)

Date: 3 November 1943
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Fuqua, Orville "Happy" Jones, Bill Kenny, Howard McGhee, Ivory Watson (vc), Bill Doggett (p), Bernie Mackey (g), Bob Haggart (b), Johnny Blowers (d)

a.71482-ACow Cow Boogie - 02:52  (Benny Carter, Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Decca Records 78: 18587 - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street / Cow Cow Boogie (1943)
     CID 45 EP: EUS 100.502 - Ella Fitzgerald (1954)

Date: 20 March 1944
Location: Chicago
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.71889-AOnce Too Often - 02:55  (Mack Gordon, James Monaco)
b.71890-ATime Alone Will Tell - 03:05  (Mack Gordon, James Monaco)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 18605 - Time Alone Will Tell / Once Too Often (1944)

Date: 1 May 1944
Location: NBC Studios, Hollywood

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Cootie Williams (bl, cnd), Ermit V. Perry, Tommy Stevenson, George Treadwell, Lammar Wright (tp), Ed Burke, Ed Glover, Bob Horton (tb), Rupert Cole, Frank Powell, Eddie Vinson (as), Lee Pope, Sam Taylor (ts), Ed De Verteuil (bs), Bud Powell (p), Leroy Kirkland (g), Carl Pruitt (b), Sylvester Payne (d)

a.A-Tisket A-Tasket  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
b.Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Bob Russell)
Both titles unissued 

Date: 30 August 1944
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Fuqua, Orville "Happy" Jones, Bill Kenny, Ivory Watson (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.72370-AInto Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - 03:06  (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts)
b.72371-AI'm Making Believe - 03:09  (James Monaco, Mack Gordon)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 23356 - Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall / I'm Making Believe (1944)
-     CID 45 EP: EUS 100.502 - Ella Fitzgerald (1954)

Date: Unknown Day, October 1944
Location: Café Zanzibar, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Claude Hopkins (bl), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.Is You Is Or Is You AIn't My Baby  (Billy Austin, Louis Jordan)
b.St. Louis Blues  (William Christopher "W. C." Handy)
Both titles unissued 

Date: 6 November 1944
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Song Spinners (vc), Johnny Long (bl)

a.72483-AAnd Her Tears Flowed Like Wine - 03:21  (Joe Greene, Stan Kenton, Jack Lawrence)
b.72484-AI'm Confessin' That I Love You - 03:21  (Don Dougherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al J. Neiburg)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 18633 - And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine / Confessin' (1944)

Date: 26 February 1945
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Fuqua, Orville "Happy" Jones, Bill Kenny, Ivory Watson (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.72746-AI'm Beginning To See The Light - 02:41  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry Hagg James)
     Decca Records 78: 23399 - I'm Beginning To See The Light / That's The Way It Is (1945)
     CID 45 EP: EUS 100.502 - Ella Fitzgerald (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)
b.72747-AThat's The Way It Is - 03:15  (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
     Decca Records 78: 23399 - I'm Beginning To See The Light / That's The Way It Is (1945)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Bill Kenny, Charles Fuqua, Ivory Watson and Orville "Happy" Jones were known as The Ink Spots.


Date: 28 February 1945
Location: Café Zanzibar, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.A-Tisket A-Tasket  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
     unissued

Date: 27 March 1945
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

The Delta Rhythm Biys, Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Renee De Knight (tp), Hi White (g), Haig Stephens (b), George Wettling (d)

a.72798-AIt's Only A Paper Moon - 02:33  (Harold Arlen, Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Billy Rose)
     Decca Records 78: 23425 - It's Only A Paper Moon / Cry Your Out Of My Heart (1945)
     CID 45 EP: EUS 100.518 - Ella Fitzgerald (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)
b.72799-?Unknown Title
     unissued
c.72800-ACry You Out Of My Heart - 02:43  (Hi Heath, Richard Loring, Johnny Lange)
     Decca Records 78: 23425 - It's Only A Paper Moon / Cry Your Out Of My Heart (1945)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b.

Master 72799 is unknown. Anyway it's highly probable that was assigned to a tune recorded by The Delta Rhythm Boys without Ella.


Date: 29 August 1945
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Randy Brooks (bl, tp), George Bardon, Ernie Englund (tp), Harry Brooks (tb), Paul Bardon, Eddie Caine (as), Stuart Anderson, John Lesko (ts), Eddie Shomer (bs), Shorty Allen (p), Paul Lajoie (b), Sonny Mann (d)

a.73020-AA Kiss Goodnight - 03:04  (Reba H. Herman, Floyd Victor, Freddie Slack)
b.73021-ABenny's Coming Home On Saturday - 03:22  (Dan Fisher, Jay Roberts)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 18713 - A Kiss Goodnight / Benny's Coming Home Saturday (1945)
-     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Omit Randy Brooks (bl) on a.


Date: 4 October 1945
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Vic Schoen (bl, cnd, arr), Charles Genduso, Ralph Mussilo, Louis Ruggiero (tp), William Pritchard (tb), Sid Cooper, Bennie Kaufman (as), Harry Feldman, Sid Rubin (ts), Moe Wechsler (p), Hi White (g), Felix Giobbe (b), Irv Kluger (d)

a.73066-AFlying Home - 02:26  (Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Sidney "Sid" Robin)
     Decca Records 78: 23956 - Flying Home / Oh, Lady Be Good (1947)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)

Date: 8 October 1945
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Louis Jordan (vc, as, cnd, arr), Aaron Izenhall (tp), Josh Jackson (ts), Harry Dial (mcs), Vic Lourie (cv), Wild Bill Davis (p), Carl Hogan (g), Jesse "Po" Simpkins (b), Eddie Byrd (d)

a.73073-AStone Cold Dead In De Market - 02:38  (Jon Hendricks)
b.73074-APetootie Pie - 02:32  (Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leveen, Lorenzo Pack)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 23546 - Stone Cold Dead In De Market / Petootie Pie (1945)
-     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Omit Harry Dial (mcs) on b. Omit Vic Lourie (cv) on b.


Date: 12 October 1945
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Charlie Shavers (tp), Lou McGarity (tb), Al Sears (ts), Peanuts Huckp (cl), Buddy Weed (p), Remo Palmieri (g), Trigger Alpert (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.VP-1596That's Rich - 03:16  (Sy Oliver)
     V-Disc 78: V-Disc 603 - That's Rich / Tea For Two (1945)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)
b.VP-1597Unknown Title
     unissued
c.VP-1598Unknown Title
     unissued
d.VP-1599I'll Always Be In Love With You - 04:24  (Herman "Harry" Ruby, Bud Green, Sam H. Stept)
     V-Disc 78: V-Disc 569 - I'll Always Be In Love With You / Blue Moon (1945)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)
e.VP-1600Unknown Title
     unissued
f.VP-1601I'll See You In My Dreams - 04:04  (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b, c, e.


Date: 15 October 1945
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Louis Jordan (vc, as, cnd, arr), Aaron Izenhall (tp), Josh Jackson (ts), Wild Bill Davis (p), Carl Hogan (g), Jesse "Po" Simpkins (b), Eddie Byrd (d)

a.W-73081-APetootie Pie - 02:28  (Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leveen, Lorenzo Pack)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Date: 18 January 1946
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Louis Armstrong (vc, tp), Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Billy Butterfield (tp), George Koenig (as), Bill Stegmeyer (as, cl), Art Drelinger, Jack Greenberg (ts), Milton Schatz (bs), Joe Bushkin (p), Danny Perri (g), Trigger Alpert (b), Cozy Cole (d), Bob Haggart (cnd, arr)

a.73285-AYou Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) - 02:51  (Freddie James, Larry Stock)
b.73286-AThe Frim Fram Sauce - 03:10  (Joe Ricardel, Redd Evans)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 23496 - You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart / The Frim Fram Sauce (1946)
-     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Date: 21 January 1946
Location: Café Zanzibar, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Cootie Williams (bl), Bob Merrill, Ermit V. Perry, Clarence "Gene" Redd, George Treadwell (tp), Ed Burke, Bob Horton, Edward Johnson (tb), Rupert Cole, John Jackson (as), Everett Gaines, Sam Taylor (ts), Bob Ashton (bs), Arnols Jarvis (p), Napoleon "Snags" Allen (g), Norman Keenan (b), Butch Ballard (d)

a.The Honeydripper
     unissued

Date: 21 February 1946
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Billy Kyle (p), Jimmy Shirley (g), Junior Raglin (b), Sylvester Payne (d)

a.73388-AI'm Just A Lucky So-And-So - 02:52  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Mack David)
b.73389-AI Didn't Mean A Word I Said - 03:16  (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 18814 - I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So / I Didn't Mean A Word I Said (1946)
-     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Date: 29 August 1946
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

The Delta Rhythm Biys, Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Renee De Knight (tp), Jimmy Shirley (g), Lemont Moten (b), Eddie Bourne (d)

a.73669-A(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - 03:07  (William Best, Deek Watson)
     Decca Records 78: 23670 - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / It's A Pity To Say Goodnight (1946)
     CID 45 EP: EUS 100.518 - Ella Fitzgerald (1954)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
b.73670-AIt's A Pity To Say Goodnight - 02:37  (Billy Reid)
     Decca Records 78: 23670 - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons / It's A Pity To Say Goodnight (1946)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Date: 24 January 1947
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Eddie Heywood (bl, p), Leonard Graham (tp), Al King (tb), Jimmy Powell (as), Billy Taylor (b), William "Keg" Purnell (d)

a.73786-AGuilty - 03:10  (Donald Kahn, Harry Akst, Richard Whiting)
     Decca Records 78: 23844 - Guilty / Sentimental Jorney (1947)
     CID 45 EP: EUS 100.518 - Ella Fitzgerald (1954)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
b.73787-ASentimental Journey - 03:15  (Bud Green, Les Brown, Ben Homer)
     Decca Records 78: 23844 - Guilty / Sentimental Jorney (1947)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Date: 22 February 1947
Location: New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Tommy Dorsey (bl, tb), Irving Goodman, Johnny Martel, Andy Peretti, Charlie Shavers (tp), Larry Hall, Alex Mastren, Sol Train (tb), Sid Cooper (as), Abe Most (as, cl), Gail Curtis, Boomie Richman (ts), Marty Berman (bs), Jonny Potaker (p), Carmen Mastern (g), Sid Bloch (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

a.Guilty  (Donald Kahn, Harry Akst, Richard Whiting)
     unissued

Date: 1 March 1947
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich (vc), Joe Mooney (ac), Nick Tagg (p), Sidney Catlett (d)

a.JD-432BudElla (Blue Skies) - 04:18  (Irving Berlin, Janak)
     V-Disc 78: V-Disc 775 - Budella / Daily Double (1947)
     Classics Records CD: 998 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1945 - 1947 (1998)

Date: 19 March 1947
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Andy Love Quintet (vc), Bob Haggart (bl, b), Andy Ferretti, Chris Griffin, Bob Peck (tp), Will Bradley, Freddie Ohms, Jack Satterfield (tb), Ernie Caceres (bs), Stan Freeman (p), Dan Perri (g), Morey Feld (d)

a.73818-AA Sunday Kind Of Love - 03:12  (Barbara Belle, Louis Prima, Nye Anita Leonard, Stanley Wayne Rhodes)
     Decca Records 78: 23866 - A Sunday Kind Of Love / That's My Desire (1947)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
b.73819-AThat's My Desire - 02:59  (Helmy Kresa, Carroll Loveday)
     Decca Records 78: 23866 - A Sunday Kind Of Love / That's My Desire (1947)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
c.73820-AOh, Lady Be Good - 03:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 23956 - Flying Home / Oh, Lady Be Good (1947)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Omit The Andy Love Quintet (vc) on c.


Date: 22 July 1947
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Bob Haggart (bl, b), Andy Ferretti (tp), Will Bradley, Freddie Ohms, Billy Rauch, Seymour Shaffer (tb), Toots Mondello (as), Hymie Schertzer (ts), Art Drelinger (cl), Stan Freeman (p), Dan Perri (g), Norris "Bunny" Shawker (d)

a.74013-ADon't You Think I Ought To Know? - 03:05  (Melvin Wettergreen, William Johnson)
     Decca Records 78: 24157 - Don't You Think I Ought To Know / You're Breakin' In A New Heart (1947)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
b.74014-AYou're Breakin' In A New Heart - 02:25  (Ervin M. Drake, Jimmy Shirl)
     Decca Records 78: 24157 - Don't You Think I Ought To Know / You're Breakin' In A New Heart (1947)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Date: 6 August 1947
Location: Howard Theatre, Washington D.C.

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Otis Gamble, Bob Merrill, Ermit V. Perry, Clarence "Gene" Redd, Cootie Williams (tp), Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, Julius Watson (tb), Bob Ashton, Rupert Cole, John Jackson, Daniel Williams (as), Chuck Clark, Eddie Johnson (ts), Raymond Tunia (p), Pee Wee Tinney (g), Norman Keenan (b), Butch Ballard (d)

a.Across The Alley From The Alamo  (Joe Greene)
b.Oh, Lady Be Good  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Both titles unissued 

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b. Omit Otis Gamble (tp) on b. Omit Bob Merrill (tp) on b. Omit Ermit V. Perry (tp) on b. Omit Clarence "Gene" Redd (tp) on b. Omit Cootie Williams (tp) on b. Omit Ed Burke (tb) on b. Omit Edward Johnson (tb) on b. Omit Julius Watson (tb) on b. Omit Bob Ashton (as) on b. Omit Rupert Cole (as) on b. Omit John Jackson (as) on b. Omit Daniel Williams (as) on b. Omit Chuck Clark (ts) on b. Omit Eddie Johnson (ts) on b. Omit Raymond Tunia (p) on b. Omit Pee Wee Tinney (g) on b. Omit Norman Keenan (b) on b. Omit Butch Ballard (d) on b.


Date: 29 September 1947
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Dave Burns, Dizzie Gillespie, Matthew McKay, Ray Orr, Elmon Wright (tp), Ted Kelly, Bill Shepherd (tb), Dale Brown, Howard Johnson (as), Joe Gayles, George Nicholas (ts), Cecil Payne (bs), John Lewis (p), Al McKibbon (b), Joe Harris (d)

a.Almost Like Being In Love - 02:11  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
b.Stairway ToThe Stars - 04:15  (Frank Signorelli, Matt Malnek, Mitchell Parish)
c.Lover Man - 04:36  (Jimmy Davis, Roger Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman)
d.Flying Home - 02:05  (Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Sidney "Sid" Robin)
e.Oh, Lady Be Good - 03:34  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f.How High The Moon - 04:25  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
All titles unissued 

Date: 9 October 1947
Location: Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 10 October 1947
Location: Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 11 October 1947
Location: Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 12 October 1947
Location: Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 13 October 1947
Location: Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 14 October 1947
Location: Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 15 October 1947
Location: Adams Theatre, Newark, New Jersey

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 14 November 1947
Location: Paradise, Detroit

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Dizzie Gillespie (tp)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 15 November 1947
Location: Paradise, Detroit

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Dizzie Gillespie (tp)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 16 November 1947
Location: Paradise, Detroit

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Dizzie Gillespie (tp)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 17 November 1947
Location: Paradise, Detroit

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Dizzie Gillespie (tp)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 18 November 1947
Location: Paradise, Detroit

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Dizzie Gillespie (tp)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 19 November 1947
Location: Paradise, Detroit

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Dizzie Gillespie (tp)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 20 November 1947
Location: Paradise, Detroit

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Dizzie Gillespie (tp)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 18 December 1947
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.74300-AI Want To Learn About Love - 02:21  (Allan Roberts, Lester Lee)
     Decca Records 78: 24581 - I Want To Learn About Love / Old Mother Hubbard (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
b.74301-AThat Old Feeling - 02:24  (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain)
     Decca Records 78: 28049 - A Guy Is A Guy / That Old Feeling (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)

Date: 20 December 1947
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Leonard Graham (tp), Ray Brown (b)

a.74322-AMy Baby Likes To Be-Bop - 02:39  (Walter Bishop)
     Decca Records 78: 24232 - My Baby Likes To Be-Bop / I've Got A Feelin' I'm Fallin' (1948)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
b.74323-ANo Sense - 02:56  (Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Brown)
     Decca Records 78: 24538 - No Sense / Robbin's Nest (1948)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
c.74324-BHow High The Moon - 03:13  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
     Decca Records 78: 24387 - How High The Moon / You Turned The Tables On Me (1948)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Date: 23 December 1947
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ilinois Jacquette (ts), Hank Jones (p), Charles Thompson (org), Hi White (g), John Simmons (b), J. C. Heard (d)

a.74386-AI've Got A Feelin' I'm Fallin' - 02:31  (Harry Link, Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller, Billy Rose)
     Decca Records 78: 24232 - My Baby Likes To Be-Bop / I've Got A Feelin' I'm Fallin' (1948)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
b.74387-AYou Turned The Tables On Me - 02:54  (Louis Alter, Sidney D. Mitchell)
     Decca Records 78: 24387 - How High The Moon / You Turned The Tables On Me (1948)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
c.74388-AUnknown Title
     unissued
d.74389-AUnknown Title
     unissued
e.74390-AUnknown Title
     unissued
f.74391-AUnknown Title
     unissued
g.74392-AI Cried And Cried And Cried - 02:52  (Kuhn)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
h.74393-ARobbin's Nest (aka "Just When We're Fallin' In Love") - 02:31  (Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet)
     Decca Records 78: 24538 - No Sense / Robbin's Nest (1948)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on c, d, e, f.

Songs from matrix 74388 to 74391 are unknown and presumed to exist. Since there's no Ella on them, it's higly probable they featured only the band. Also, since no more than 4 songs could be recorded at a session, it's clear that this was a double session, and that Ella recorded two song at the beginning of the first one, and two at the end of the second one.


Date: 1 February 1948
Location: Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Ilinois Jacquette (ts)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 29 April 1948
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Song Spinners (vc)

a.74537-ATea Leaves - 02:39  (Morty Berk, Frank Capano, Max C. Freedman)
     Decca Records 78: 24446 - Tea Leaves / My Happiness (1948)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Date: 30 April 1948
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Song Spinners (vc)

a.74538-AMy Happiness - 03:13  (Borney Bergantine, Betty Peterson)
     Decca Records 78: 24446 - Tea Leaves / My Happiness (1948)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Date: 25 May 1948

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.Have Mercy  (Buck Ram, Chick Webb)
b.Oh, Lady Be Good  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Both titles on: -     Jubelee LP 12" MONO: 281 - AFRS Transcriptions (1948)

Date: 1 June 1948

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.My Baby Likes To Be-Bop  (Walter Bishop)
b.The Gentleman Is A Dope  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
Both titles on: -     Jubelee LP 12" MONO: 282 - AFRS Transcriptions (1948)

Date: 20 August 1948
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Unknown Choir (vc), Ilinois Jacquette (ts)

a.74590It's Too Soon To Know - 02:35  (Deborah Chessler)
     Decca Records 78: 24497 - It's Too Soon To Know / I Can't Go On Without You (1948)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
b.74591I Can't Go On (Without You) - 02:47  (Harry Glover, Sally Nix)
     Decca Records 78: 24497 - It's Too Soon To Know / I Can't Go On Without You (1948)
     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Date: 10 November 1948
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Unknown Choir (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.74621-ATo Make A Mistake Is Human - 03:04  (Ervin M. Drake, Jimmy Shirl)
b.74622-AIn My Dreams - 02:56  (Shearer)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 24529 - To Make A Mistake Is Human / In My Dreams (1948)
-     Classics Records CD: 1049 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1947 - 1948 (1999)

Date: 27 November 1948
Location: The Royal Roost, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Jesse Drakes (tp), Ted Kelly, Kai Winding (tb), Allen Eager, Lester Young (ts), Fred Jefferson, Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Roy Haynes, Charlie Smith (d)

a.Ool-Ya-Koo - 02:58  (John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Walter Gilbert Fuller)
b.Love That Boy - 02:30  (Gene DePaul, Don Raye)
c.(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) - 03:27  (Sam Coslow)
d.It's Too Soon To Know - 01:51  (Deborah Chessler)
e.I Never Knew - 03:14  (William S. Pitts, Ray Egan, Roy K. Marsh)
f.How High The Moon - 07:20  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
All titles on: -     Cool 'N Blue CD: C&B-CD 112 - Royal Roost Sessions with Ray Brown Trio & Quintet (1993)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on e. Jesse Drakes (tp) on f only. Ted Kelly (tb) on f only. Kai Winding (tb) on e, f only. Allen Eager (ts) on e, f only. Lester Young (ts) on f only. Fred Jefferson (p) on f only. Roy Haynes (d) on f only.


Date: 4 December 1948
Location: The Royal Roost, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Kai Winding (tb), Allen Eager (ts), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.Heat Wave - 02:10  (Irving Berlin)
b.Old Mother Hubbard - 01:56  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Chester Wallace)
c.Bop Goes The Weasel - 02:18  (Jack Bentley, Reginald Owen)
d.Ool-Ya-Koo - 02:23  (John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, Walter Gilbert Fuller)
e.Flying Home - 04:14  (Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Sidney "Sid" Robin)
All titles on: -     Cool 'N Blue CD: C&B-CD 112 - Royal Roost Sessions with Ray Brown Trio & Quintet (1993)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on c. Kai Winding (tb) on a, c only. Allen Eager (ts) on a, c only.


Date: 14 January 1949
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Ray Brown (b), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.74686I Couldn't Stay Away From You - 03:16  (Bernie Wayne, Ben Raleigh)
     Decca Records 78: 24562 - I Couldn't Stay Away From You / Someone Like You (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
b.74687Old Mother Hubbard - 02:40  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Chester Wallace)
     Decca Records 78: 24581 - I Want To Learn About Love / Old Mother Hubbard (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
c.74688Someone Like You - 03:02  (Harry Warren, Ralph Blane)
     Decca Records 78: 24562 - I Couldn't Stay Away From You / Someone Like You (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)

Date: 15 April 1949
Location: The Royal Roost, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.Old Mother Hubbard - 01:55  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Chester Wallace)
b.(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) - 04:17  (Sam Coslow)
c.There's A Small Hotel - 03:33  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d.How High The Moon - 03:35  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
All titles on: -     Cool 'N Blue CD: C&B-CD 112 - Royal Roost Sessions with Ray Brown Trio & Quintet (1993)

Date: 23 April 1949
Location: The Royal Roost, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Howard McGhee (tp), Brew Moore, Flip Philips (ts), Machito (pc), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.Robbin's Nest (aka "Just When We're Fallin' In Love") - 02:23  (Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet)
b.As You Desire Me - 02:41  (Allie Wrubel)
c.Thou Swell - 01:56  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
d.Flying Home - 04:31  (Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Sidney "Sid" Robin)
All titles on: -     Cool 'N Blue CD: C&B-CD 112 - Royal Roost Sessions with Ray Brown Trio & Quintet (1993)

Howard McGhee (tp) on d only. Brew Moore (ts) on d only. Flip Philips (ts) on d only. Machito (pc) on d only.


Date: 27 April 1949
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Gordon Jenkins (cnd, arr)

a.74862Happy Talk - 02:25  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
     Decca Records 78: 24639 - Happy Talk / I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)
b.74863I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair - 02:53  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
     Decca Records 78: 24639 - Happy Talk / I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)
c.74864Black Coffee - 03:03  (Paul Francis Webster, Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke)
     Decca Records 78: 24646 - Black Coffee / Lover's Gold (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)
d.74865Lover's Gold - 03:04  (Morty Nevins, Bob Merrill)
     Decca Records 78: 24646 - Black Coffee / Lover's Gold (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)

Date: 28 April 1949
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Louis Jordan (vc, as), Aaron Izenhall, Bob Mitchell, Harold Mitchell (tp), Josh Jackson (ts), Bill Doggett (p), James "Ham" Jackson (g), Billy Hadnott (b), Joe Morris (d)

a.74866-ABaby, It's Cold Outside - 02:41  (Frank Loesser)
     unissued
b.74866-BBaby, It's Cold Outside - 02:41  (Frank Loesser)
     Decca Records 78: 24644 - Baby It's Cold Outside / Don't Cry, Cry Baby (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
c.74867-ADon't Cry, Cry Baby  (Martini, Maher, Tepper)
     unissued
d.74867-BDon't Cry, Cry Baby  (Martini, Maher, Tepper)
     unissued
e.74867-CDon't Cry, Cry Baby  (Martini, Maher, Tepper)
     unissued
f.74867-DDon't Cry, Cry Baby  (Martini, Maher, Tepper)
     unissued
g.74867-EDon't Cry, Cry Baby - 02:56  (Martini, Maher, Tepper)
     Decca Records 78: 24644 - Baby It's Cold Outside / Don't Cry, Cry Baby (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)

Date: 30 April 1949
Location: The Royal Roost, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.Someone Like You - 01:27  (Harry Warren, Ralph Blane)
b.Again - 02:54  (Charles Newman, Hank Cochran)
c.In A Mellotone - 02:15  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Milton Gabler)
d.Lemon Drop - 01:48  (George Wallington)
All titles on: -     Cool 'N Blue CD: C&B-CD 112 - Royal Roost Sessions with Ray Brown Trio & Quintet (1993)

Date: 20 July 1949
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Sonny Burke (bl), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.L-5097Crying - 03:08  (Jay Chernis, Barney Ross)
b.L-5098A New Shade Of Blues - 02:58  (Andy Ackers, Johnny Farrow, Ruth Poll)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 24708 - Crying / A New Shade Of Blues (1949)
-     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)

Date: 18 September 1949
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York
Label: Verve Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Roy Eldridge (tp), Tommy Turk (tb), Charlie Parker (as), Flip Philips, Lester Young (ts), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Robbin's Nest (aka "Just When We're Fallin' In Love") - 02:36  (Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
b.A New Shade Of Blues - 02:56  (Andy Ackers, Johnny Farrow, Ruth Poll)
     unissued
c.Old Mother Hubbard - 02:56  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Chester Wallace)
     unissued
d.I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So - 02:54  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Mack David)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
e.Somebody Loves Me - 01:55  (George Gershwin, George "Buddy" Gard DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
f.Basin Street Blues - 03:39  (Spencer Williams)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
g.Flying Home - 05:39  (Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Sidney "Sid" Robin)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
h.Oh, Lady Be Good - 02:51  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     unissued
i.Black Coffee - 03:42  (Paul Francis Webster, Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
j.A-Tisket A-Tasket - 02:27  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
     unissued
k.How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
     unissued
l.Perdido - 08:29  (Juan Tizol, Hans J. Langsfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
     Verve Records Box Set (multiple CDs): 314 517 898-2 - The First Lady Of Song (1993)

Roy Eldridge (tp) on g, k, l only. Tommy Turk (tb) on g, k, l only. Charlie Parker (as) on g, k, l only. Flip Philips (ts) on g, k, l only. Lester Young (ts) on g, k, l only.


Date: 20 September 1949
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Bernie Privin (tp), Henderson Chambers (tb), Billy Kyle (p), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.75279In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) - 02:36  (Leroy Carr)
     Decca Records 78: 24780 - In The Evening / Talk Fast, My Heart, Talk Fast (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
b.75280Talk Fast, My Heart, Talk Fast - 02:53  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
     Decca Records 78: 24780 - In The Evening / Talk Fast, My Heart, Talk Fast (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
c.75281I'm Waitin' For The Junkman - 03:15  (Claude Demetrius)
     Decca Records 78: 24868 - I'm Waiting For The Junkman / Basin Street Blues (1949)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
d.75282Basin Street Blues - 03:05  (Spencer Williams)
     Decca Records 78: 24868 - I'm Waiting For The Junkman / Basin Street Blues (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Brunswick 45 EP: 10.142 - Ella (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)

Date: 21 September 1949
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Unknown Choir (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Gordon Jenkins (cnd, arr)

a.75287I Hadn't Anyone Till You - 03:02  (Ray Noble)
     Decca Records 78: 24900 - I Hadn't Anyone Till You / Dream A Little Longer (1949)
     Decca Records 78: 28181 - Gee, But I'm Glad To Know You Love Me / I Hadn't Anyone Till You (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)
b.75288Dream A Little Longer - 02:59  (Donald Kahn)
     Decca Records 78: 24900 - I Hadn't Anyone Till You / Dream A Little Longer (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)
c.75289Foolish Tears - 02:57  (Jenny Lou Carson)
     Decca Records 78: 24773 - Foolish Tears / A Man Wrote A Sog (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)
d.75290A Man Wrote A Song - 03:11  (Dave Franklin)
     Decca Records 78: 24773 - Foolish Tears / A Man Wrote A Sog (1949)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)

Date: 7 November 1949
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Mills Brothers (vc), Unknown (g)

a.L-5191Fairy Tales - 02:51  (William Rietz)
b.L-5192I Gotta Have My Baby Back - 03:20  (Floyd Tillman)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 24813 - Fairy Tales / I Gotta Have My Baby Back (1949)
-     Classics Records CD: 1153 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1949 (1999)

Date: 2 February 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.75801Baby, Won't You Say You Love Me - 02:55  (Josef Myrow, Mack Gordon)
b.75802Don'cha Go 'Way Mad - 03:17  (Jimmy Mundy, Jean Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 24917 - Baby Won't You Say You Love Me / Don'cha Go 'Way Mad (1950)
-     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Date: 6 March 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Tony Faso, Bernie Privin, Paul Webster (tp), Henderson Chambers (tb), Sid Cooper, Milt Yaner (as), Jerry Jerome, Al Klink (ts), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Ray Brown (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.75936Solid As A Rock - 02:57  (Bob Hilliard, David Mann)
     Decca Records 78: 24958 - Solid As A Rock / Sugarfoot Rag (1950)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
b.75937I've Got The World On A String - 03:15  (Harold Arlen, Theodore "Ted" Koehler)
     Decca Records 78: 27120 - I've Got The World On A String / Peas And Rice (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
c.75938Sugarfoot Rag - 03:01  (Garland, Billy Vaughn)
     Decca Records 78: 24958 - Solid As A Rock / Sugarfoot Rag (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
d.75939Peas And Rice - 03:20  (Mabel Inez Pollard, Milton Gabler)
     Decca Records 78: 27120 - I've Got The World On A String / Peas And Rice (1950)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Date: 9 May 1950
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Four Hits And A Miss (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.L-5594M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I. - 02:20  (Williams, Simmons)
b.L-5595I Don't Want The World - 02:11  (Hi Heath, Johnny Lange)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 27061 - M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I. / I Don't WantThe World (1950)
-     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on b. Omit The Four Hits And A Miss (vc) on b. Omit Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd) on b.


Date: 22 July 1950
Location: Cavalcade Of Stars

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 15 August 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Louis Jordan (vc, as), Aaron Izenhall (tp), Josh Jackson (ts), Bill Doggett (org), Bill Jennings (g), Bob Bushnell (b), Joe Morris (d)

a.76731Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own - 03:12  (Irving Taylor)
b.76732I'll Never Be Free - 03:08  (George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 27200 - Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own / I'll Never Be Free (1950)
-     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Date: 25 August 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Paul Webster (tp), Frank Ludwig (ts), Hank D'Amico (cl), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Ray Brown (b), Johnny Blowers (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.76750Dream A Little Dream Of Me - 03:04  (Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn)
b.76751Can Anyone Explain? - 03:09  (George David Weiss, Bennie Benjamin)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 27209 - Dream A Little Dream Of Me / Can Anyone Explain? (1950)
-     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
-     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Date: 11 September 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ellis Larkins (p)

a.76823Looking For A Boy - 03:06  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 27369 - Looking For A Boy / But Not For Me (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
b.76824My One And Only - 03:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 27368 - My One And Only / Someone To Watch Over Me (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
c.76825How Long Has This Been Going On? - 03:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 27370 - How Long Has This Been Going On? / I've Got A Crush On You (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
     Verve Records CD: 065 331-2 - Ella For Lovers (2003)
d.76826I've Got A Crush On You - 03:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 27370 - How Long Has This Been Going On? / I've Got A Crush On You (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
     Verve Records CD: 065 331-2 - Ella For Lovers (2003)

Date: 12 September 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ellis Larkins (p)

a.76834But Not For Me - 03:11  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 27369 - Looking For A Boy / But Not For Me (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
b.76835Soon - 02:44  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 27371 - Soon / Maybe (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
c.76836Someone To Watch Over Me - 03:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 78: 27368 - My One And Only / Someone To Watch Over Me (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)
d.76837Maybe - 03:24  (Allan Flynn, Frank Madden)
     Decca Records 78: 27371 - Soon / Maybe (1950)
     Decca Records Album of multiple 45s: ED-666 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 10" MONO: DL 5300 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Date: 26 September 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Charlie Shavers (tp), Hank Jones (p), John Collins (g), Ray Brown (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.76899Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney - 03:06  (Pete Moore, Hardy)
b.76900Molasses, Molasses - 02:42  (Larry Clinton)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 27255 - Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney / Molasses, Molasses (1950)
-     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Date: 20 December 1950
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Fuqua, Orville "Happy" Jones, Bill Kenny, Ivory Watson (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.80291Little Small Town Girl - 03:05  (Hugo Rubens, Jules Loman)
b.80292I Still Feel The Same About You - 03:16  (Don Reid, Dick Manning)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 27419 - Little Small Town Girl / I Still Feel The Same About You (1951)
-     Classics Records CD: 1195 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1950 (2001)

Omit Charles Fuqua (vc) on a. Omit Orville "Happy" Jones (vc) on a. Omit Bill Kenny (vc) on a. Omit Ivory Watson (vc) on a.

Bill Kenny, Charles Fuqua, Ivory Watson and Orville "Happy" Jones were known as The Ink Spots.


Date: 30 December 1950
Location: Birdland, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.Old Mother Hubbard - 01:44  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Chester Wallace)
b.These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) - 03:30  (Holt Marvell, Jack Strackey, Harry Link)
c.In A Mellotone - 02:06  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Milton Gabler)
d.Flying Home - 02:48  (Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Sidney "Sid" Robin)
e.Back In Your Own Back Yard - 01:32  (Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer, Billy Rose)
f.Jumping With Symphony Syd - 01:55  (Lester Young)
g.How High The Moon - 03:53  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
All titles on: -     Baldwin Street Music CD: BJH 309 - The Enchanting Ella Fitzgerald Live At Birdland 1950-1952 (2000)

Date: 12 January 1951
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

George Becker, Earl Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Gershwin, Joe Hamilton, Gilda Maiken (vc), Unknown Orchestra (bd), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.80337Lonesome Gal - 03:01  (Walter Schumann, Jack Brooks)
b.80338The Bean Bag Song - 03:06  (Milton Delugg)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 27453 - Lonesome Gal / The Bean Bag Song (1951)
-     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)

Gilda Maiken, George Becker, Jackie Gershwin, Joe Hamilton and Earl Brown were known as The Skylarks.


Date: 18 March 1951
Location: The "Big" Show, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 27 March 1951
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Tony Faso, Bernie Privin, Paul Webster (tp), Mort Bullman (tb), Artie Baker, George Dorsey (as), Bill Holcomb, Al Klink (ts), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.80745The Chesapeake And Ohio - 02:39  (Carl Sigman, Herbert Magidson)
     Decca Records 78: 27602 - The Chesapeake And Ohio / Because Of Rain (1951)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
b.80746Two Little Men In The Flying Saucer - 03:20  (Pitt, Wise)
     Decca Records 78: 27578 - Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer / The Hot Canary (1951)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
c.80747Because Of Rain - 03:08  (Ruth Poll, William O. Harrington, Nat "King" Cole)
     Decca Records 78: 27602 - The Chesapeake And Ohio / Because Of Rain (1951)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
d.80747The Hot Canary - 03:13  (Paul Nero, Ray Gilbert)
     Decca Records 78: 27578 - Two Little Men In A Flying Saucer / The Hot Canary (1951)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)

Date: 28 March 1951
Location: The Bandstand

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 19 May 1951
Location: Birdland, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Hank Jones (p), Clyde Lombardi (b), Charlie Smith (d)

a.Imagination - 03:00  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
b.How Long Has This Been Going On? - 04:20  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c.Someone To Watch Over Me - 03:13  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.Jumping With Symphony Syd - 02:53  (Lester Young)
All titles on: -     Baldwin Street Music CD: BJH 309 - The Enchanting Ella Fitzgerald Live At Birdland 1950-1952 (2000)

Date: 24 May 1951
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d)

a.81075Even As You And I - 03:29  (Ted Johnson, Joe Larkin)
     Decca Records 78: 27634 - Even As You And I / Do You Really Love Me? (1951)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
b.81076Do You Really Love Me? - 03:10  (Al Rinker, Charles Dant)
     Decca Records 78: 27634 - Even As You And I / Do You Really Love Me? (1951)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
c.81077Love You Madly - 02:59  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington)
     Decca Records 78: 27693 - Love You Madly / Smooth Sailing (1951)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)

Date: 26 June 1951
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Ray Charles Singers (vc), Hank Jones (p), Bill Doggett (org), Everett Barksdale (g), Arnold Fishkin (b), Johnny Blowers (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.81214Mixed Emotions - 03:17  (Stuart F. Loucheim)
     Decca Records 78: 27680 - Mixed Emotions / Come On-A My House (1951)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
b.81215Smooth Sailing - 03:04  (Cobb)
     Decca Records 78: 27693 - Love You Madly / Smooth Sailing (1951)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Brunswick 45 EP: 10.142 - Ella (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
c.81216Come On-A My House - 01:56  (Ross Bagdasarian, William Saroyan)
     Decca Records 78: 27680 - Mixed Emotions / Come On-A My House (1951)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)

Date: 18 July 1951
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, Carl Poole, Bernie Privin (tp), Henderson Chambers, Frank Saracco (tb), Hymie Schertzer, Milt Yaner (as), Al Klink, Fred Williams (ts), Stewart Blake (bs), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Sandy Block (b), Johnny Blowers (d)

a.81287I Don't Want To Take A Chance - 03:12  (Ella Fitzgerald)
     Decca Records 78: 27948 - I Don't Want To Take A Chance / Rough Ridin' (1952)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
b.81288There Never Was A Baby (Like My Baby) - 02:46  (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne)
     Decca Records 78: 27724 - There Never Was A Baby (Like My Baby) / Give A Little, Get A Little (Love) (1951)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
c.81289Give A Little, Get A Little - 03:19  (Jule Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
     Decca Records 78: 27724 - There Never Was A Baby (Like My Baby) / Give A Little, Get A Little (Love) (1951)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)

Date: 23 November 1951
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Louis Armstrong (vc, tp), Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Larry Neil (tp), Frank Howard (tb), Heinie Beau (as), Jack Dumont (ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Hank Jones (p), Dave Barbour (g, cnd, arr), Ray Brown (b), Alvin Stoller (d)

a.L-6526Necessary Evil - 02:31  (Redd Evans)
     Decca Records 78: 27901 - Necessary Evil / Oops! (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
b.L-6527Oops! - 03:08  (Harry Warren, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
     Decca Records 78: 27901 - Necessary Evil / Oops! (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
c.L-6528Would You Like To Take A Walk? - 03:15  (Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren)
     Decca Records 78: 28552 - Would You Like To Take A Walk? / Who Walks In When I Walk Out? (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
d.L-6529Who Walks In When I Walk Out? - 02:16  (Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Arthur Freed)
     Decca Records 78: 28552 - Would You Like To Take A Walk? / Who Walks In When I Walk Out? (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)

Date: 26 November 1951
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Sonny Burke (bl), Pete Candoli, Mickey Mangano, Carlton McBeath, Oliver Mitchell (tp), Milton Bernhart, John Halliburton, James Priddy, Paul Tanner (tb), Hugo Lowenstern (as), Don Raffell, Hammond Russun (ts), Chuck Gentry (bs), Hank Jones (p), Laurindo Almeida (g), Joe Mondragon (b), Tommy Rowles (d)

a.L-6533Baby Doll - 03:17  (Harry Warren, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
     Decca Records 78: 27900 - Baby Doll / Lady Bug (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
b.L-6534What Does It Take - 02:40  (Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Decca Records 78: 28034 - What Does It Take? / Lazy Day (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
c.L-6535Lady Bug - 03:17  (Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke, Paul Francis Webster)
     Decca Records 78: 27900 - Baby Doll / Lady Bug (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)
d.L-6536Lazy Day - 03:08  (Milt Raskin, Robert Farnon)
     Decca Records 78: 28034 - What Does It Take? / Lazy Day (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1261 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1951 (2002)

Date: 4 January 1952
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Ray Charles Singers (vc), Dick Jacobs (pc), Hank Jones (p), Bill Doggett (org), Ray Brown (b), Rudy Traylor (d)

a.82075Airmail Special - 03:00  (Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy)
     Decca Records 78: 28126 - Airmail Special / Goody Goody (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
b.82076Rough Ridin' - 03:12  (Ella Fitzgerald, Henry "Hank" Jones, William Tennyson)
     Decca Records 78: 27948 - I Don't Want To Take A Chance / Rough Ridin' (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)

Date: 25 February 1952
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, James Nottingham, Bernie Privin (tp), Mort Bullman, Al Grey (tb), Sid Cooper, Milt Yaner (as), Dick Jacobs, Sam Taylor (ts), Dave Mcrae (bs), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.82319A Guy Is A Guy - 02:50  (Oscar Brand)
     Decca Records 78: 28049 - A Guy Is A Guy / That Old Feeling (1952)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
b.82320Nowhere Guy - 03:06  (Mack Gordon, Josef Myrow)
     Decca Records 78: 28707 - Nowhere Guy / Angel Eyes (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
c.82321Gee, But I'm Glad To Know You Love Me - 03:07  (Allan Roberts, Robert Allen)
     Decca Records 78: 28181 - Gee, But I'm Glad To Know You Love Me / I Hadn't Anyone Till You (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
d.82322Goody Goody - 02:21  (Matt Malnek, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
     Decca Records 78: 28126 - Airmail Special / Goody Goody (1952)
     Brunswick 45 EP: 10.142 - Ella (1955)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)

Date: 6 April 1952
Location: Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Paris

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Benny Carter, William Smith (as), Flip Philips, Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson, Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), J. C. Heard, Gene Krupa (d)

a.How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
b.Body And Soul  (John W. Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
c.The Frim Fram Sauce  (Joe Ricardel, Redd Evans)
d.Oh, Lady Be Good  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e.Somebody Loves Me  (George Gershwin, George "Buddy" Gard DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald)
f.Orange Colored Sky  (Milton Delugg, William Stein)
g.Imagination  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
h.(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini)  (Sam Coslow)
i.How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
j.Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Hans J. Langsfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
All titles unissued 

Roy Eldridge (tp) on j only. Charlie Shavers (tp) on j only. Bill Harris (tb) on j only. Benny Carter (as) on j only. William Smith (as) on j only. Flip Philips (ts) on j only. Ben Webster (ts) on j only. Oscar Peterson (p) on j only. Gene Krupa (d) on j only.


Date: 7 June 1952
Location: Birdland, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Elliot (mp), Terry Gibbs (vb), Hank Jones (p), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d)

a.Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World 'Cause That's Where Everything Is - 02:43  (Les Clark, Matt Dennis)
b.Angel Eyes - 04:19  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
c.Walking My Baby Back Home - 03:09  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
d.Goody Goody - 02:38  (Matt Malnek, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
e.Airmail Special - 02:29  (Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy)
f.How High The Moon - 04:43  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
All titles on: -     Baldwin Street Music CD: BJH 309 - The Enchanting Ella Fitzgerald Live At Birdland 1950-1952 (2000)

Don Elliot (mp) on f only. Terry Gibbs (vb) on f only.


Date: 26 June 1952
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ray Charles Quintet (bd), Taft Jordan, James Nottingham, Bernie Privin (tp), Mort Bullman, Al Grey (tb), Sid Cooper, Milt Yaner (as), Dick Jacobs, Sam Taylor (ts), Dave Mcrae (bs), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.83008Angel Eyes - 02:54  (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis)
     Decca Records 78: 28707 - Nowhere Guy / Angel Eyes (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
b.83009Ding-Dong Boogie - 03:10  (Singleton, Teddy Mcrae)
     Decca Records 78: 28321 - Ding-Dong Boogie / Preview (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
c.83010(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) - 02:41  (Sam Coslow)
     Decca Records 78: 28774 - (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) Part I and II (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8155 - Sweet And Hot (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
d.83011(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) - 02:25  (Sam Coslow)
     Decca Records 78: 28774 - (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have To Swing It (aka Mr. Paganini) Part I and II (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8155 - Sweet And Hot (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
e.83012Early Autumn - 03:11  (Ralph Burns, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
     Decca Records 78: 29810 - Early Autumn / Ella's Contribution To The Blues (1952)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
f.83013The Girls Are Marching
     unissued
g.83014Preview - 03:01  (Paul Quinichette)
     Decca Records 78: 28321 - Ding-Dong Boogie / Preview (1952)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on f. Ray Charles Quintet (bd) on f only. Omit Taft Jordan (tp) on g. Omit James Nottingham (tp) on g. Omit Bernie Privin (tp) on g. Omit Mort Bullman (tb) on g. Omit Al Grey (tb) on g. Omit Sid Cooper (as) on g. Omit Milt Yaner (as) on g. Omit Dick Jacobs (ts) on g. Omit Dave Mcrae (bs) on g.

Masters 83010 and 83011 are actually representing each one half the song. Since the complete song was too long for a single side of both a standard 45 or a 78, the song was divided in two.
Most releases report Angel Eyes as master 83013, but in the actual recording session the master number was 83008.
As shown here master 83013 is The Girls Are Marching, and Ella is not even featured.


Date: Summer, 1952
Location: Birdland, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Hank Jones (p), Nelson Boyd (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.Walking My Baby Back Home - 03:01  (Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert)
b.You Belong To Me - 04:11  (Pee Wee King, Clinton Price, Redd Stewart)
c.The Frim Fram Sauce - 03:44  (Joe Ricardel, Redd Evans)
d.Airmail Special - 02:03  (Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy)
All titles on: -     Jazz Band CD: TMCD 2164-2 - Ella Fitzgerald & Friends At Birdland - Summer 1952 (2001)

Date: 11 August 1952
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Phil Kraus (vb), Hank Jones (p), Hi White (g), Georges Duvivier (b), Stan Kane (d), Leroy Kirkland (cnd, arr)

a.83243Trying - 02:56  (Billy Vaughn)
     Decca Records 78: 28375 - Trying / My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
b.83244The Greatest There Is - 02:12  (Ella Fitzgerald, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington)
     Decca Records 78: 28930 - The Greatest There Is / I Wonder What Kind Of Man You'd Be (1953)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
c.83245Unknown Title
     unissued
d.83246Unknown Title
     unissued
e.83247My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean - 02:14  (Bill Gluckin)
     Decca Records 78: 28375 - Trying / My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean (1952)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)
f.83248Ella's Contribution To The Blues - 02:30  (Ella Fitzgerald, Henry "Hank" Jones)
     Decca Records 78: 29810 - Early Autumn / Ella's Contribution To The Blues (1952)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on c, d.

Masters 83245 and 83246 are unknown, but it's presumable they were performed by the band alone, without Ella.


Date: 16 August 1952
Location: The All-Star Summer Review

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 16 August 1952
Location: Birdland, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Nelson Boyd (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.It's Only A Paper Moon - 02:41  (Harold Arlen, Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Billy Rose)
b.Be Anything, But Be Mine - 02:54  (Irving Gordon)
c.Preview - 02:47  (Paul Quinichette)
d.You're Driving Me Crazy - 03:45  (Walter Donaldson)
e.Lemon Drop - 02:08  (George Wallington)
f.The Frim Fram Sauce - 03:56  (Joe Ricardel, Redd Evans)
All titles on: -     Baldwin Street Music CD: BJH 309 - The Enchanting Ella Fitzgerald Live At Birdland 1950-1952 (2000)

Date: 17 August 1952
Location: Birdland, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Bill Harris (tb), Harry Johnson (ts), Tony Aless, Hank Jones (p), Nelson Boyd, Chubby Jackson (b), Roy Haynes, Don Lomond (d)

a.Stompin' At The Savoy - 04:50  (Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Melvin Sampson, Andy Razaf)
b.The Nearness Of You - 04:31  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, Ned Washington)
c.Exactly Like You - 02:31  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
d.How Long Has This Been Going On? - 03:52  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e.Be My Life's Companion - 03:23  (Milton Delugg, Bob Hilliard)
f.It's Only A Paper Moon - 02:45  (Harold Arlen, Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Billy Rose)
g.Lemon Drop - 03:09  (George Wallington)
h.Oh, Lady Be Good - 01:43  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles on: -     Jazz Band CD: TMCD 2164-2 - Ella Fitzgerald & Friends At Birdland - Summer 1952 (2001)

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on a, b. Bill Harris (tb) on a, b only. Harry Johnson (ts) on a, b only. Tony Aless (p) on a, b only. Omit Hank Jones (p) on a, b. Omit Nelson Boyd (b) on a, b. Chubby Jackson (b) on a, b only. Omit Roy Haynes (d) on a, b. Don Lomond (d) on a, b only.


Date: 19 September 1952
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Phil Kraus (vb), Hank Jones (p), Hi White (g), Georges Duvivier (b), Stan Kane (d), Leroy Kirkland (cnd, arr)

a.83429My Favorite Song - 02:46  (Charlap, Ernest Gold)
b.83430Walking By The River - 02:26  (Carlisle, Robert Sour)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8832 - For Sentimental Reasons (1956)
     Decca Records CD: UCCC-3011 - For Sentimental Reasons (2000)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 28433 - My Favorite Song / Walking By The River (1952)
-     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)

Date: 30 November 1952
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Tom Patton, Witey Thomas (tp), George Arus, Milton Bernhart, John Halliburton, James Priddy (tb), Dale Brown, John Rotella, Riley Weston (as, bs, cl), Bob Cooper, Ronny Perry (ts), Hank Jones (p), Bobby Gibson (g), Bob Stone (b), Alvin Stoller (d), Jerry Gray (cnd, arr)

a.L-6955I Can't Lie To Myself - 02:54  (Trace)
b.L-6956Don't Wake Me Up - 03:01  (Ray Gilbert, Bernie Wayne, Abel Baer)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 28589 - I Can't Lie To Myself / Don't Wake Me Up (1952)
-     Classics Records CD: 1328 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1952 (2003)

Date: 1 January 1953
Location: The Bing Crosby SHow

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.I Hadn't Anyone Till You  (Ray Noble)
b.If You Ever Should Leave  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
c.I Can't Give You Anything But Love  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
d.Chicago Style
All titles unissued 

Date: 13 February 1953
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, James Nottingham, Charlie Shavers (tp), Henderson Chambers, Frank Saracco (tb), Artie Baker, George Dorsey (as), Mel Tait, Sam Taylor (ts), Manny Albam (bs), Hank Jones (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Georges Duvivier (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.83951Blue Lou - 02:45  (Edgar Melvin Sampson, Irving Mills)
     Decca Records Mono 45: 9-28671 - Careless / Blue Lou (1953)
     Decca Records 78: 28671 - Careless / Blue Lou (1953)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
b.83952Careless - 02:45  (Lew Quadling, Eddy Howard, Dick Jurgens)
     Decca Records Mono 45: 9-28671 - Careless / Blue Lou (1953)
     Decca Records 78: 28671 - Careless / Blue Lou (1953)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
c.83953I Wonder What Kind Of Of A Guy You'd Be  (Wing, Ella Fitzgerald)
     Decca Records 78: 28930 - The Greatest There Is / I Wonder What Kind Of Man You'd Be (1953)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)

Date: 28 February 1953
Location: Franz Althoff Bau at the Frankfurt Zoo, Frankfurt

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Benny Carter, William Smith (as), Flip Philips, Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson, Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), J. C. Heard, Gene Krupa (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 3 March 1953
Location: L'Ahlambra, Paris

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Benny Carter, William Smith (as), Flip Philips, Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson, Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), J. C. Heard, Gene Krupa (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 7 March 1953
Location: Olympia, Paris

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Benny Carter, William Smith (as), Flip Philips, Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson, Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), J. C. Heard, Gene Krupa (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 14 March 1953
Location: Théatre de Beaulieu, Lausanne (SW)
Label: TCOB

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Charlie Shavers (tp), Lester Young (ts), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (b), J. C. Heard (d)

a.It's Only A Paper Moon - 02:09  (Harold Arlen, Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Billy Rose)
b.Someone To Watch Over Me - 03:29  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c.Oh, Lady Be Good - 03:09  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.Why Don't You Do Right? - 03:37  (Joe McCoy, Walter Melrose)
e.You Belong To Me - 02:51  (Pee Wee King, Clinton Price, Redd Stewart)
f.A-Tisket A-Tasket - 02:15  (Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander)
g.St. Louis Blues - 04:12  (William Christopher "W. C." Handy)
h.Lester Leaps In - 04:22  (Lester Young)
i.The Surrey With The Fringe On Top - 04:18  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
j.My Heart Stood Still - 05:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
k.The Continental - 04:30  (Herbert Magidson)
l.Oscar's Tune - 05:24  (Oscar Peterson)
m.The Man I Love - 06:14  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
All titles unissued 

Omit Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on i, j, k, l, m. Charlie Shavers (tp) on h only. Lester Young (ts) on h only.


Date: 14 April 1953
Location: Fort Wayne Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Ella Fitzgerald, Frankie Laine (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Louis Jordan (as), Woody Herman (cl)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

The Biggest Show of '53 was headed by Frankie Laine and produced by Biggest Show Production.


Date: 11 June 1953
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, The Ray Charles Singers (vc), Taft Jordan (tp), Bill Doggett (org), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.WL 84694When The Hands Of The Clock Pray At Midnight - 02:44  (Mann Curtis)
b.WL 84695Crying In The Chapel - 03:04  (Artie Glenn)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records 78: 28762 - When The Hands Of The Clock Pray At Midnight / Crying In The Chapel (1953)
-     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)

Date: 18 November 1953
Location: Nichigeki Theatre, Tokyo
Label: Pablo Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (tp), Bill Harris (tb), Benny Carter, William Smith (as), Flip Philips, Ben Webster (ts), Oscar Peterson, Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), J. C. Heard, Gene Krupa (d)

a.Tokyo Blues - 22:20  (Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Flip Philips, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, J. C. Heard)
b.Cottontail - 12:45  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington)
c.The Nearness Of You - 02:15  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, Ned Washington)
d.Someone To Watch Over Me - 02:04  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
e.Flamingo - 02:26  (Theodor Grouya, Edmund Anderson)
f.I Surrender Dear - 02:08  (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford)
g.Sweet And Lovely - 02:17  (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias)
h.Stardust - 02:10  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
i.Embraceable You - 02:35  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
j.That Old Black Magic - 04:40  (Harold Arlen, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
k.Tenderly - 04:54  (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence)
l.Up - 05:13  (Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Flip Philips, J. C. Heard)
m.Sushi Blues - 04:04  (Oscar Peterson)
n.Alone Together - 05:39  (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
o.Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home - 06:34
p.Indiana - 04:45  (Ballard MacDonald, James Hanley)
q.Cocktails For Two - 03:42  (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
r.Don't Be That Way - 05:37  (Benny Goodman, Edgar Melvin Sampson, Mitchell Parish)
s.Stompin' At The Savoy - 04:30  (Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Melvin Sampson, Andy Razaf)
t.On The Sunny Side Of The Street - 01:55  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
u.Body And Soul - 04:10  (John W. Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
v.Why Don't You Do Right? - 03:16  (Joe McCoy, Walter Melrose)
w.Oh, Lady Be Good - 02:56  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
x.I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - 03:12  (Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, Paul Francis Webster)
y.How High The Moon - 03:10  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
z.My Funny Valentine - 02:50  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
aa.Smooth Sailing - 02:52  (Cobb)
ab.The Frim Fram Sauce - 03:10  (Joe Ricardel, Redd Evans)
ac.Perdido - 06:15  (Juan Tizol, Hans J. Langsfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
All titles on: -     Pablo Records Double CD: PACD-2620-104-2 - J.A.T.P. In Tokyo - Live At The Nichigeki Theatre 1953 (1989)

c, d, e, f, g, h, i performed as medley.

Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on t, u, v, w, x, y, z, aa, ab, ac only. Roy Eldridge (tp) on a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, ac only. Charlie Shavers (tp) on a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, ac only. Bill Harris (tb) on a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, ac only. Benny Carter (as) on a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, p, r, s, ac only. William Smith (as) on a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, ac only. Flip Philips (ts) on a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, ac only. Ben Webster (ts) on a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, ac only. Omit Oscar Peterson (p) on q, t, u, v, w, x, y, z, aa, ab. Raymond Tunia (p) on t, u, v, w, x, y, z, aa, ab only. Omit Herb Ellis (g) on p, q, r, s. Omit Ray Brown (b) on p, q, r, s. Omit J. C. Heard (d) on j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, ac. Gene Krupa (d) on p, r, s, ac only.


Date: 13 December 1953
Location: The Bing Crosby Show

Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ziggy Elman, Robert Guy, Red Nichols (tp), Joe Howard, Wendell Mayhew, Ted Vesely (tb), Dave Harris, Matty Matlock (as), Warren Baker, Phil Sundel (ts), Larry Wright (bs), Unknown (str), Buddy Cole (p), Philip Stephens (b), Nick Fatool (d), John Scott Trotter (cnd)

a.White Christmas  (Irving Berlin)
b.Moanin' Low  (Ralph Rainger, Howard Dietz)
Both titles unissued 

Omit Bing Crosby (vc) on b.


Date: 23 December 1953
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Taft Jordan, James Nottingham, Charlie Shavers (tp), Frank Saracco, Jack Satterfield (tb), George Dorsey, Bill Holcomb (as), Sam Taylor (ts), Dave Mcrae (bs), Lawrence Rivera (pc), Dave Martin (p), Everett Barksdale (g), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d), Sy Oliver (cnd, arr)

a.85590An Empty Ballroom - 03:04  (Larry Clinton)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
b.85591If You Don't Know, I Know Who Will - 02:43  (Singleton, Burton Lane)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
c.85592Melancholy Me - 02:52  (Bill Thomas, Biggs)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
d.85593Somebody Bad Stole The Wedding Bell - 02:27  (David Mann, Bob Hilliard)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)

Date: 27 December 1953
Location: The Bing Crosby Show

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ziggy Elman, Robert Guy, Red Nichols (tp), Joe Howard, Wendell Mayhew, Ted Vesely (tb), Dave Harris, Matty Matlock (as), Warren Baker, Phil Sundel (ts), Larry Wright (bs), Unknown (str), Buddy Cole (p), Philip Stephens (b), Nick Fatool (d), John Scott Trotter (cnd)

a.Someone To Watch Over Me  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
b.Looking For A Boy  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Both titles unissued 

Date: 31 December 1953
Location: The Bing Crosby Show

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ziggy Elman, Robert Guy, Red Nichols (tp), Joe Howard, Wendell Mayhew, Ted Vesely (tb), Dave Harris, Matty Matlock (as), Warren Baker, Phil Sundel (ts), Larry Wright (bs), Unknown (str), Buddy Cole (p), Philip Stephens (b), Nick Fatool (d), John Scott Trotter (cnd)

a.L 7519Moanin' Low  (Ralph Rainger, Howard Dietz)
b.L 7520Taking A Chance On Love  (John Latouche, Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter)
Both titles on: -     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8155 - Sweet And Hot (1955)
-     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
-     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)

Both the performances were used by Decca for the album Sweet And Hot, because Ella was too busy touring, and she wasn't capable of being in a studio to record a whole album.


Date: Unknown Date, 1954
Location: Los Angeles

Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra (vc), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b)

a.Necessity  (Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Burton Lane)
     unissued

This song was intended to be part of the soundtrack of an animation movie called "Phinian Rainbow", which was not released.


Date: 7 February 1954
Location: Concertegebouw, Amserdam

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Unknown (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 8 February 1954
Location: Stockholm

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Unknown (d)

a.Unknown Title
     unissued

Date: 14 February 1954
Location: The Bing Crosby Show

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ziggy Elman, Robert Guy, Red Nichols (tp), Joe Howard, Wendell Mayhew, Ted Vesely (tb), Dave Harris, Matty Matlock (as), Warren Baker, Phil Sundel (ts), Larry Wright (bs), Unknown (str), Buddy Cole (p), Philip Stephens (b), Nick Fatool (d), John Scott Trotter (cnd)

a.That's A Plenty  (Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack)
b.Taking A Chance On Love  (John Latouche, Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter)
Both titles unissued 

Date: 16 February 1954
Location: Ernst-Merck Halle, Hamburg

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Raymond Tunia (p), Unknown (g, b, d)

a.I Can't Give You Anything But Love  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
b.That Old Black Magic  (Harold Arlen, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
Both titles unissued 

Date: 5 March 1954
Location: Salle Pleyel, Paris

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Raymond Tunia (p), Unknown (g, b, d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Ella gave two concerts.


Date: 24 March 1954

Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Unknown Choir (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Gordon Jenkins (cnd, arr)

a.I Wished On The Moon - 03:08  (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger)
b.Baby - 02:44  (Robert Colby, Floyd Huddleston)
c.I Need - 02:40  (Ralph Care, Sol Marcus)
d.Who's Afraid (Not I, Not I, Not I) - 02:45  (Doris Tauber, Jack Lawrence)
All titles on: -     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8696 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1954)
-     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19222 - Miss Ella Fitzgerald And Mr. Gordon Jenkins Invite You To Listen And Relax (1999)
-     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)

Date: 29 March 1954
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ellis Larkins (p)

a.86087I'm Glad There Is You - 03:06  (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Madeira Mertz)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2148 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 1) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
b.86088Baby, What Else Can I Do? - 03:46  (Gerald Marks, Walter Hirsch)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2150 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 3) (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Verve Records CD: 065 331-2 - Ella For Lovers (2003)
c.86089What Is There To Say? - 03:19  (Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Vernon Duke)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2148 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 1) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Verve Records CD: 065 331-2 - Ella For Lovers (2003)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
d.86080Makin' Whoopee - 03:03  (Walter Donaldson, Donald Kahn)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2149 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 2) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
e.86081Until The Real Thing Comes Along - 02:54  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L. E. Freeman, Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2149 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 2) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
f.86092People Will Say We're In Love - 03:08  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2148 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 1) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)

Date: 30 March 1954
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Ellis Larkins (p)

a.86093Please Be Kind - 03:03  (Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2148 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 1) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Verve Records CD: 065 331-2 - Ella For Lovers (2003)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
b.86094Imagination - 02:34  (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2149 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 2) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Verve Records CD: 065 331-2 - Ella For Lovers (2003)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
c.86095My Heart Belongs To Daddy - 02:36  (Cole Albert Porter)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2150 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 3) (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     Classics Records CD: 1404 - The Chronological Ella Fitzgerald - 1953 - 1954 (2005)
d.86096You Leave Me Breathless - 03:02  (Ralph Freed, Frederick Hollander)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2150 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 3) (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
e.86097Nice Work If You Can Get It - 02:37  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2150 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 3) (1950)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8378 - Ella Sings Gershwin (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)
f.86098Stardust - 03:58  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8069 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (1954)
     Decca Records 45 EP: ED 2149 - Songs In A Mellow Mood (Part 2) (1955)
     GRP CD: 16362 - Pure Ella (1994)

Date: 4 June 1954

Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald, Unknown Choir (vc), Sam Taylor (ts), Hank Jones (p), Bill Doggett (org), Everett Barksdale (g), Sandy Block (b), Jimmy Crawford (d)

a.86356Lullaby Of Birdland - 02:50  (George Shearing)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Brunswick 45 EP: 10.142 - Ella (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
     Decca Records CD: GRD-668 - The Last Decca Years, 1949-1954 (1999)
b.86357Later - 02:30  (Myron C. "Tiny" Bradshaw, Harry Glover)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)

Date: 17 September 1954
Location: Carnegie Hall, New York
Label: Verve Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Roy Eldridge, Dizzie Gillespie (tp), Flip Philips (ts), Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.A Foggy Day (In London Town) - 02:33  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
b.Lullaby Of Birdland - 02:18  (George Shearing)
     Verve Records Box Set (multiple CDs): 314 517 898-2 - The First Lady Of Song (1993)
c.The Man That Got Away - 04:30  (Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
d.Hernando's Hideway - 03:11  (Richard Adler, Barney Ross)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
e.Later - 02:22  (Myron C. "Tiny" Bradshaw, Harry Glover)
     Verve Records LP 12" MONO: 422 815 147-1 - JATP: The Ella Fitzgerald's Set (1980)
f.Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Hans J. Langsfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
     unissued

Roy Eldridge (tp) on f only. Dizzie Gillespie (tp) on f only. Flip Philips (ts) on f only.


Date: 18 September 1954
Location: JATP Tour
Label: Verve Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.That Old Black Magic  (Harold Arlen, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
b.Hey There  (Richard Adler, Barney Ross)
Both titles unissued 

Date: February, 7 or 8, 1954
Location: Stockholm

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Papa Loves Mambo  (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Reichner)
b.Teach Me Tonight  (Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn)
c.A Foggy Day (In London Town)  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
d.When Your Lover Has Gone  (Einar Aaron Swan)
e.Oh, Lady Be Good  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
f.Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Hans J. Langsfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
All titles unissued 

Date: 10 February 1955
Location: Berlin

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Papa Loves Mambo  (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Reichner)
b.Teach Me Tonight  (Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn)
c.Lullaby Of Birdland  (George Shearing)
d.When Your Lover Has Gone  (Einar Aaron Swan)
e.Perdido  (Juan Tizol, Hans J. Langsfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
All titles unissued 

Ella's "Lullaby Of Birdland" drove the audience crazy, and they started demanding more fast tunes, while she was beginning "When Your Lover Has Gone". The noise was so loud that, in the middle of the performace, Norman Granz came to the stage and stopped Ella, asking the public for silence.
Then she began from the top, and the audience ended loving the slow tune as well.


Date: 13 February 1955
Location: Frankfurt

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: February, unknown day, 1955
Location: Konzerthaus, Wien

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 19 February 1955
Location: Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Paris

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Date: 20 February 1955
Location: Theatre Des Champs Elysees, Paris

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

Ella gave two concerts.


Date: 22 February 1955
Location: England

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.Unknown Songs
     unissued

This was the beginning of the UK tour.


Date: 1 March 1955
Location: Berlin

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

a.On The Sunny Side Of The Street  (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields)
b.Lemon Drop  (George Wallington)
c.The Frim Fram Sauce  (Joe Ricardel, Redd Evans)
d.Smooth Sailing  (Cobb)
e.How High The Moon  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
All titles unissued 

Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on a only. Don Abney (p) on a only. Herb Ellis (g) on a only. Ray Brown (b) on a only. Buddy Rich (d) on a only.


Date: 1 April 1955
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), André Previn (cnd, arr)

a.You'll Never Know - 03:07  (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8155 - Sweet And Hot (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
b.Thanks For The Memory - 02:26  (Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8155 - Sweet And Hot (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
c.It Might As Well Be Spring - 02:39  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8155 - Sweet And Hot (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)
d.I Can't Get Started - 03:04  (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
     unissued

Date: 27 April 1955
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd), Benny Carter (cnd, arr)

a.L-8362Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - 02:15  (Harold Arlen, Theodore "Ted" Koehler)
b.L-8363That Old Black Magic - 02:29  (Harold Arlen, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
c.L-8364Old Devil Moon - 02:57  (Burton Lane, Edgar Yipsel Harburg)
d.L-8365Lover Come Back To Me - 01:58  (Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)
All titles on: -     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8155 - Sweet And Hot (1955)
-     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)

Date: 3 May 1955
Location: Los Angeles
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Don Abney (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Larry Bunker (d)

a.L-8379Hard Hearted Hannah  (Milton Ager, Charles Bates, Robert Wilcox Bigelow, Jack Yellen)
     Decca Records Mono 45: 9-29609 - Pete Kelly's Blues / Hard Hearted Hannah (1955)
b.L-8380Pete Kelly's Blues  (Sammy Cahn, Roy Heindorf)
     Decca Records Mono 45: 9-29609 - Pete Kelly's Blues / Hard Hearted Hannah (1955)
c.L-8381Ella Hums The Blues  (Ella Fitzgerald)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8149 - Lullabies Of Birdland (1954)
     Universal Victor CD: MCLD19365 - Lullabies Of Birdland / Sweet And Hot (1998)

Date: 24 July 1955
Location: The Colgate Comedy Hour

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.Hard Hearted Hannah  (Milton Ager, Charles Bates, Robert Wilcox Bigelow, Jack Yellen)
b.What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry  (Walter Donaldson, Abe Lymen)
c.Pete Kelly's Blues  (Sammy Cahn, Roy Heindorf)
All titles unissued 

Date: 1 August 1955
Location: New York
Label: Decca Records

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Will Bradley, Cutshall, Frank Saracco (tb), Richard Moore, L. Saloman (frh), Dick Hyman (p), Don Abney (cst), Barry Galbraith (g), Sandy Block (b), Phil Kraus (d)

a.88436Soldier Boy
     unissued
b.88437A Satisfied Mind  (J. H. "Red" Hayes, Jack Rhodes)
     Decca Records LP 12" MONO: DL 8695 - The First Lady Of Song (1955)
     Universal Victor CD: MVCJ-19221 - The First Lady Of Song (1999)

Date: 2 August 1955
Location: New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Stan Kenton (bl, p, arr), John Bello, Al De Risi, James Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis (tp), Bob Asher, Eddie Bert, Harry Devito, Sonny Russo (tb), Bart Varsalone (btb), Vinnie Dean, Dave Schildkraut (as), Al Cohn, Dick Meldonian (ts), Danny Bank (bs), Sal Salvador (g), Chet Amsterdam (b), Sol Gubin (d), Neal Hefti, Pete Rugolo (arr)

a.How High The Moon - 02:40  (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
b.Someone To Watch Over Me - 03:02  (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
c.Hong Kong Blues - 02:57
d.Muskrat Ramble - 03:15
e.That's A Plenty - 02:00  (Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack)
f.Blue Skies - 01:58  (Irving Berlin)
g.The Nearness Of You  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, Ned Washington)
h.Skylark  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
i.Stardust - 04:11  (Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
All titles unissued 

g, h, i performed as medley.

Ella Fitzgerald (vc) on a, b, h, i only.


Date: August, 3 or 7, 1955
Location: Birdland, New York

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Raymond Tunia (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Unknown (d)

a.Later - 02:44  (Myron C. "Tiny" Bradshaw, Harry Glover)
b.That Old Black Magic - 02:04  (Harold Arlen, John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer)
Both titles on: -     Baldwin Street Music CD: BJH 309 - The Enchanting Ella Fitzgerald Live At Birdland 1950-1952 (2000)

Date: 17 December 1955
Location: Ford Star Jubilee

Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Unknown Studio Orchestra (bd)

a.St. Louis Blues  (William Christopher "W. C." Handy)
     unissued

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