First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald overcame the challenges of a tumultuous youth through music, her performances with the Chick Webb Orchestra at the Savoy Ballroom and distinctive scat singing leading to early recordings and the 1938 breakthrough, 'A Tisket A Tasket.' After recording bebop LPs for Decca, manager Norman Granz launched the Verve label to allow her to broaden her musical horizons, exploring the Great American Songbook. Released in 1960, 'Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas' sees her tackle Christmas classics as only Ella can, the lavish orchestration overseen by noted conductor Frank DeVol.
Limited and numbered to 500 copies.
1. Jingle Bells 2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 4. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve 5. Sleigh Ride 6. The Christmas Song 7. The Secret Of Christmas
1. Good Morning Blues 2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 3. Winter Wonderland 4. Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer 5. Frosty The Snowman 6. White Christmas 7. We Three Kings Of Orient Are 8. O Little Town Of Bethlem
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