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Arguably Ella's masterpiece.
This was originally both as five independent volumes (MGV 4024 to MGV 4029, then reissued as MGVS 6077 to MGVS 6081) and as a 5 LPs boxset (MGV 4029-5).
This is the canonical edition, recommended, that supersedes the previous 3 cd edition.

Arguably Ella's masterpiece.
This was originally both as five independent volumes (MGV 4024 to MGV 4029, then reissued as MGVS 6077 to MGVS 6081) and as a 5 LPs boxset (MGV 4029-5).
This is the canonical edition, recommended, that supersedes the previous 3 cd edition.

Arguably Ella's masterpiece.
This was originally both as five independent volumes (MGV 4024 to MGV 4029, then reissued as MGVS 6077 to MGVS 6081) and as a 5 LPs boxset (MGV 4029-5).
This is the canonical edition, recommended, that supersedes the previous 3 cd edition.

Arguably Ella's masterpiece.
This was originally both as five independent volumes (MGV 4024 to MGV 4029, then reissued as MGVS 6077 to MGVS 6081) and as a 5 LPs boxset (MGV 4029-5).
This is the canonical edition, recommended, that supersedes the previous 3 cd edition.

Annotation last modified on 2007-11-16 13:36 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Ambulatory Suite: Promenade (Walking the Dog) / March of the Swiss Soldiers / Fidgety Feet
7:21
2 The Preludes: Prelude I / Prelude II / Prelude III
6:38
3 Sam and Delilah
3:18
4 But Not for Me
3:35
5 My One and Only
2:38
6 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
4:29
7 (I've Got) Beginner's Luck
3:11
8 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
4:02
9 Nice Work If You Can Get It
3:35
10 Things Are Looking Up
3:05
11 Just Another Rhumba
5:37
12 How Long Has This Been Going On?
5 3:49
13 'S Wonderful
3:32
14 The Man I Love
3:53
15 That Certain Feeling
3:04
16 By Strauss
2:32
17 Someone to Watch Over Me
4:33
18 The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag)
3:43
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Who Cares?
3:09
2 Looking for a Boy
3:08
3 They All Laughed
3:05
4 My Cousin in Milwaukee
3:10
5 Somebody From Somewhere
3:09
6 A Foggy Day
3:34
7 Clap Yo' Hands
2:32
8 For You, for Me, for Evermore
3:27
9 Stiff Upper Lip
2:53
10 Boy Wanted
3:36
11 Strike Up the Band
2:36
12 Soon
2:23
13 I've Got a Crush on You
3:30
14 Bidin' My Time
2:42
15 Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did
3:31
16 Of Thee I Sing
3:10
17 "The Half of It, Dearie" Blues
3:49
18 I Was Doing All Right
3:29
19 He Loves and She Loves
2:49
20 Love Is Sweeping the Country
3:27
21 Treat Me Rough
2:54
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Love Is Here to Stay
3:56
2 Slap That Bass
3:27
3 Isn't It a Pity?
3:27
4 Shall We Dance?
3:11
5 Love Walked In
3:55
6 You've Got What Gets Me
2:17
7 They Can't Take That Away From Me
3:12
8 Embraceable You
4:53
9 I Can't Be Bothered Now
2:52
10 Boy! What Love Has Done to Me
3:50
11 Fascinating Rhythm
3:25
12 Funny Face
3:25
13 Lorelei
3:24
14 Oh, So Nice!
3:42
15 Let's Kiss and Make Up
3:52
16 I Got Rhythm
3:07
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Somebody Loves Me
2:39
2 Cheerful Little Earful
2:09
3 But Not for Me (45RPM take)
2:09
4 Lorelei (alternate take)
3:03
5 Love Is Here to Stay (partial alternate take)
3:55
6 Oh, Lady, Be Good! (alternate take)
4:08
7 Oh, Lady, Be Good! (alternate take)
3:57
8 Oh, Lady, Be Good! (alternate take 2)
4:16
9 But Not for Me (mono mix)
3:35
10 Fascinating Rhythm (mono mix)
3:25
11 They All Laughed (mono mix)
3:05
12 The Man I Love (mono mix)
3:54
13 Nice Work If You Can Get It (mono mix)
3:35
14 Clap Yo' Hands (mono mix)
2:32
15 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (mono mix)
4:29
16 I Was Doing All Right (mono mix)
3:27
17 He Loves and She Loves (mono mix)
2:50
18 (I've Got) Beginner's Luck (mono mix)
3:07

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
violin:
Victor Bay (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Alex Beller (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Jacques Gasselin (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
James Getzoff (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Ben Gill (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Murray Kellner (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Nat Ross (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Eudice Shapiro (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Felix Slatkin (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Marshall Sosson (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Victor Bay (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Alex Beller (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Jacques Gasselin (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Ben Gill (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Joseph Livoti (violinist) (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Dan Lube (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Misha Russell (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Paul Shure (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Marshall Sosson (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Gerald Vinci (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
cello:
Armand Kaproff (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Kurt Reher (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Eleanor Slatkin (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Armand Kaproff (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Edgar Lustgarten (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Kurt Reher (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
trumpet:
Cappy Lewis (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Vito Mangano (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Dale McMickle (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Shorty Sherock (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Pete Candoli (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Cappy Lewis (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Dale McMickle (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Shorty Sherock (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
woodwind:
Buddy Collette (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Harry Klee (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Joe Koch (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Champ Webb (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Buddy Collette (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Harry Klee (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Champ Webb (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
viola:
Alvin Dinkin (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Stanley Harris (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Barbara Simons (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Alvin Dinkin (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Lou Kievman (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Ralph Lane (viola) (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Barbara Simons (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
drums:
Alvin Stoller (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Alvin Stoller (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
bass:
Joe Mondragon (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Joe Comfort (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
percussion:
Frank Flynn (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Frank Flynn (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
alto saxophone:
Ted Nash (40s-80s US swing reedman, uncle of the other) (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Ronnie Lang (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
piano:
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Lou Levy (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
baritone saxophone:
Chuck Gentry (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
tuba:
Red Callender (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
bass trombone:
George Roberts (american bass trombone) (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
George Roberts (american bass trombone) (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
trombone:
Milt Bernhart (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Richard Noel (trombonist) (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Tommy Pederson (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Richard Noel (trombonist) (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
Tommy Pederson (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
James Priddy (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
French horn:
Vincent DeRosa (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
arranger:
Nelson Riddle (tracks 3–11, 13–18)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (1918) (tracks 18, 18)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (tracks 8, 14, 14)
George Gershwin (composer) (1925) (tracks 15, 15)
George Gershwin (composer) (1926) (tracks 17, 17)
George Gershwin (composer) (1927) (tracks 5, 13, 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 12)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (tracks 3–4, 4)
George Gershwin (composer) (1936) (track 16)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (tracks 6, 6–7, 7, 9–10, 10–11)
conductor:
Nelson Riddle (1959) (tracks 3–11, 15, 17–18)
Nelson Riddle (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Nelson Riddle (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 3–11, 13–18)
lead vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1959) (tracks 3–11, 15, 17–18)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-01-05) (track 14)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (1918) (tracks 18, 18)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (tracks 8, 14, 14)
Ira Gershwin (1925) (tracks 15, 15)
Ira Gershwin (1926) (tracks 17, 17)
Ira Gershwin (1927) (tracks 5, 13, 13)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 12)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (tracks 3–4, 4)
Ira Gershwin (1936) (track 16)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (tracks 6, 6–7, 7, 9–10, 10–11)
orchestra:
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959-01-05) (track 14)
orchestrator:
Nelson Riddle (track 2)
performer:
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959) (tracks 3–11, 15, 17–18)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–18)
vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-01-05) (tracks 7, 14)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-07-16) (tracks 13, 16)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (tracks 13, 13)
Chappell & Co., Inc. (tracks 13, 13)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 8, 13, 13)
Ira Gershwin Music (tracks 8, 13, 13)
New World Company (tracks 14, 14)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 8, 13, 13–14, 14)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (tracks 17, 17)
New World Music Co. (1927) (track 12)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1927) (track 5)
New World Music Co. (1930) (tracks 4, 4)
Chappell & Co., Inc. (1936) (track 16)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (tracks 6, 6–7, 7, 9, 11)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (tracks 1–2)
arrangements:
My One and Only (for piano solo) (track 5)
Oh, Lady Be Good (for solo piano) (track 8)
Someone to Watch Over Me (for trumpet and piano, Turrin) (tracks 17, 17)
Someone to Watch Over Me (for solo piano, arr. by Keith Jarrett) (tracks 17, 17)
That Certain Feeling (for piano solo) (tracks 15, 15)
The Man I Love (for piano solo) (tracks 14, 14)
The Man I Love (for solo piano, transcr. by Percy Grainger) (tracks 14, 14)
’s Wonderful (for solo piano) (tracks 13, 13)
cover recording of:
(I've Got) Beginner's Luck (1959) (track 7)
But Not for Me (1959) (track 4)
Just Another Rhumba (1959) (track 11)
My One and Only (1959) (track 5)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (1959) (track 9)
Oh, Lady Be Good! (1959) (track 8)
Sam and Delilah (1959) (track 3)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Oh, Kay!) (1959) (track 17)
That Certain Feeling (1959) (track 15)
Things Are Looking Up (A Damsel in Distress) (1959) (track 10)
The Man I Love (1959-01-05) (track 14)
By Strauss (1959-07-16) (track 16)
’s Wonderful (1959-07-16) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Basal Metabolism (Funny Face, 1957 film cast) (track 12)
later parody versions:
Lady Be Good (French parody) (track 8)
later translated versions:
Die die aufpasst auf mi (tracks 17, 17)
Gemmas doch afoch auf (tracks 6, 6)
Mia zwa (tracks 14, 14)
Nua ned fia mi (tracks 4, 4)
Oh, dama, tem dó (track 8)
Quem tome conta de mim (tracks 17, 17)
Vom Strauss (track 16)
Wundervoll (tracks 13, 13)
その人は誰 (tracks 17, 17)
later versions:
orchestration of:
Three Preludes (track 2)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (tracks 9–10, 10)
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (tracks 4, 4, 7, 7, 13, 13–14, 14)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (tracks 4, 4, 9–10, 10, 17, 17–18, 18)
Funny Face (1927 musical) (tracks 5, 13, 13)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (tracks 3–4, 4)
Lady, Be Good (full musical) (track 8)
Oh, Kay! (1926 musical) (tracks 17, 17)
Rosalie (track 12)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (tracks 6, 6–7, 7)
The Goldwyn Follies (track 11)
Tip-Toes (tracks 15, 15)
recording of:
But Not for Me (track 4)
How Long Has This Been Going On? (Funny Face, 1957 film cast) (track 12)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Oh, Kay!) (track 17)
Things Are Looking Up (A Damsel in Distress) (track 10)
The Man I Love (1959-01-05) (track 14)
Three Preludes (Riddle orchestration) (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (track 2)
’s Wonderful (1959-07-16) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

recorded in:
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-05) (tracks 6, 19)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-08) (track 13)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-03-18) (tracks 16, 18)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-07-15) (tracks 10, 17)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-07-16) (track 11)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-07-17) (track 9)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-07-18) (track 20)
violin:
Victor Arno (tracks 13, 18, 20)
Victor Bay (tracks 11, 13, 18–20)
Alex Beller (tracks 11, 13, 18–20)
Harold Dicterow (tracks 18, 20)
David Frisina (track 20)
Jacques Gasselin (tracks 11, 13, 19)
James Getzoff (track 19)
Ben Gill (tracks 11, 13, 18–20)
Murray Kellner (tracks 13, 18–20)
Marvin Limonick (track 20)
Joseph Livoti (violinist) (track 11)
Dan Lube (tracks 11, 20)
Erno Neufeld (tracks 13, 18)
Lou Raderman (track 20)
Nat Ross (track 19)
Misha Russell (tracks 11, 13)
Eudice Shapiro (track 19)
Paul Shure (tracks 11, 13, 18)
Felix Slatkin (tracks 18–19)
Marshall Sosson (tracks 11, 13, 18–20)
Gerald Vinci (tracks 11, 20)
Israel Baker (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Victor Bay (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Alex Beller (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Walter Edelstein (1959-01-05) (track 6)
James Getzoff (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Ben Gill (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Murray Kellner (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Nathan Ross (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Marshall Sosson (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Gerald Vinci (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Victor Arno (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Victor Bay (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Alex Beller (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Harold Dicterow (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Ben Gill (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Murray Kellner (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Erno Neufeld (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Paul Shure (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Felix Slatkin (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Marshall Sosson (1959-03-18) (track 16)
cello:
James Arkatov (track 13)
Elizabeth Greenschpoon (tracks 13, 18, 20)
Armand Kaproff (tracks 11, 18–19)
Edgar Lustgarten (tracks 11, 20)
George Neikrug (track 13)
Kurt Reher (tracks 11, 13, 19–20)
Eleanor Slatkin (tracks 18–20)
Elizabeth Greenschpoon (1959-01-05) (track 6)
George Neikrug (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Kurt Reher (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Elizabeth Greenschpoon (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Armand Kaproff (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Eleanor Slatkin (1959-03-18) (track 16)
trumpet:
Pete Candoli (tracks 9, 11, 18)
Cappy Lewis (tracks 9–11, 19)
Vito Mangano (track 19)
Dale McMickle (tracks 9, 11, 18–19)
Shorty Sherock (tracks 9, 11, 18–19)
Joe Triscari (track 18)
Don Fagerquist (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Manny Klein (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Dale McMickle (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Shorty Sherock (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Pete Candoli (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Dale McMickle (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Shorty Sherock (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Joe Triscari (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Cappy Lewis (1959-07-15) (track 17)
woodwind:
Gene Cipriano (track 18)
Buddy Collette (tracks 9–11, 19)
Jewell Grant (track 18)
William Green (woodwind) (track 18)
Harry Klee (tracks 9–11, 19)
Joe Koch (tracks 9, 19)
Bud Skalak (track 9)
Champ Webb (tracks 10–11, 19)
Buddy Collette (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Harry Klee (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Joe Koch (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Champ Webb (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Gene Cipriano (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Jewell Grant (1959-03-18) (track 16)
William Green (woodwind) (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Buddy Collette (1959-07-15) (track 17)
Harry Klee (1959-07-15) (track 17)
Champ Webb (1959-07-15) (track 17)
viola:
Alvin Dinkin (tracks 11, 13, 18–20)
Stanley Harris (tracks 18–19)
Lou Kievman (track 11)
Ralph Lane (viola) (tracks 11, 20)
Alex Neimann (track 20)
Paul Robyn (tracks 13, 18)
Barbara Simons (tracks 11, 13, 19–20)
David Sterkin (track 13)
Alvin Dinkin (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Paul Robyn (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Barbara Simmons (viola) (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Alvin Dinkin (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Stanley Harris (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Paul Robyn (1959-03-18) (track 16)
drums:
Mel Lewis (track 18)
Bill Richmond (track 13)
Alvin Stoller (tracks 9–11, 19–20)
Alvin Stoller (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Mel Lewis (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Alvin Stoller (1959-07-15) (track 17)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (tracks 9–11, 13, 18–20)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (1959-07-15) (track 17)
bass:
Joe Comfort (tracks 9, 11, 18, 20)
Joe Mondragon (tracks 13, 19)
Ralph Pena (track 10)
Joe Comfort (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Joe Comfort (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Ralph Pena (1959-07-15) (track 17)
percussion:
Frank Flynn (tracks 9–11, 18–19)
Frank Flynn (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Frank Flynn (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Frank Flynn (1959-07-15) (track 17)
alto saxophone:
Ronnie Lang (tracks 9–11)
Ted Nash (40s-80s US swing reedman, uncle of the other) (tracks 18–19)
Ted Nash (40s-80s US swing reedman, uncle of the other) (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Ted Nash (40s-80s US swing reedman, uncle of the other) (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Ronnie Lang (1959-07-15) (track 17)
piano:
Lou Levy (tracks 9–11, 18)
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (tracks 13, 19)
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Lou Levy (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Lou Levy (1959-07-15) (track 17)
baritone saxophone:
Chuck Gentry (tracks 10–11)
Chuck Gentry (1959-07-15) (track 17)
tuba:
Red Callender (track 11)
Ed Gilbert (track 18)
Ed Gilbert (1959-03-18) (track 16)
bass trombone:
Karl DeKarske (track 18)
George Roberts (american bass trombone) (tracks 9–11, 19)
Karl DeKarske (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Karl DeKarske (1959-03-18) (track 16)
George Roberts (american bass trombone) (1959-07-15) (track 17)
harp:
Katherina Julyie (1959-01-05) (track 6)
trombone:
Milt Bernhart (track 19)
Dick Nash (track 18)
Richard Noel (trombonist) (tracks 9–11, 19)
Tommy Pederson (tracks 9–11, 18–19)
James Priddy (tracks 9–11, 18)
Milt Bernhart (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Richard Noel (trombonist) (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Tommy Pederson (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Dick Nash (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Tommy Pederson (1959-03-18) (track 16)
James Priddy (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Richard Noel (trombonist) (1959-07-15) (track 17)
Tommy Pederson (1959-07-15) (track 17)
James Priddy (1959-07-15) (track 17)
French horn:
Vincent DeRosa (tracks 18–19)
James Decker (track 18)
Vince Darosa (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Vincent DeRosa (1959-03-18) (track 16)
James Decker (1959-03-18) (track 16)
arranger:
Nelson Riddle (tracks 1, 3–11, 13, 15–20)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 15)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 17)
George Gershwin (composer) (1925) (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (1926) (tracks 7, 7)
George Gershwin (composer) (1927) (track 19)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (tracks 14, 21)
George Gershwin (composer) (1931) (tracks 1, 5, 16, 16, 20)
George Gershwin (composer) (1932) (track 4)
George Gershwin (composer) (1936 – 1937) (track 8)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (tracks 3, 3, 6, 6, 9, 18, 18)
conductor:
Nelson Riddle (tracks 10–11, 19)
Nelson Riddle (1959) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–9, 13, 15, 18, 20)
Nelson Riddle (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Nelson Riddle (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Nelson Riddle (1959-07-15) (track 17)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 1, 3–9, 13, 15–18, 20)
lead vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1959) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–9, 13, 15, 18, 20)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-07-15) (track 17)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (track 15)
Ira Gershwin (1924) (track 17)
Ira Gershwin (1925) (track 2)
Ira Gershwin (1926) (tracks 7, 7)
Ira Gershwin (1927) (track 19)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 13)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (tracks 14, 21)
Ira Gershwin (1931) (tracks 1, 5, 16, 16, 20)
Ira Gershwin (1932) (track 4)
Ira Gershwin (1936 – 1937) (track 8)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (tracks 3, 3, 6, 6, 9, 18, 18)
performer:
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–9, 13, 15, 18, 20)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959-07-15) (track 17)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–21)
vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (tracks 9–11, 13, 18–20)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-03-18) (track 16)
Ella Fitzgerald (1959-07-15) (track 17)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 6, 6)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 13)
Harms, Inc. (1924) (track 17)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1925) (track 2)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1926) (tracks 7, 7)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1927) (track 19)
New World Music Co. (1930) (track 14)
New World Music Co. (1931) (track 20)
New World Music Corp. (1931) (tracks 16, 16)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (tracks 3, 3)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1938) (tracks 18, 18)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1946) (tracks 8, 15)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (tracks 1–2, 4, 10–12, 14, 19, 21)
arrangements:
Clap Yo’ Hands (for piano solo) (tracks 7, 7)
Who Cares? (for piano solo) (track 1)
cover recording of:
Clap Yo' Hands (1959) (track 7)
I Was Doing All Right (1959) (track 18)
I’ve Got a Crush on You (1959) (track 13)
Love Is Sweeping the Country (1959) (track 20)
My Cousin in Milwaukee (1959) (track 4)
Somebody From Somewhere (from "Delicious") (1959) (track 5)
Stiff Upper Lip (1959) (track 9)
They All Laughed (1959) (track 3)
Who Cares? (Of Thee I Sing) (1959) (track 1)
A Foggy Day (in London Town) (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Of Thee I Sing (1959-03-18) (track 16)
"The Half of It, Dearie" Blues (1959-07-15) (track 17)
later translated versions:
A Newö heit (tracks 6, 6)
Jour de brouillard (tracks 6, 6)
Um dia de garoa (tracks 6, 6)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (tracks 6, 6, 9)
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (tracks 1, 8)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (tracks 9, 14)
Delicious (film score) (track 5)
Funny Face (1927 musical) (track 19)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (tracks 14, 21)
Lady, Be Good (full musical) (track 17)
Of Thee I Sing (1931 musical) (tracks 1, 16, 16, 20)
Pardon My English (track 4)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (tracks 3, 3)
The Goldwyn Follies (tracks 18, 18)
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (movie score) (track 8)
Tip-Toes (track 2)
Treasure Girl (1928 musical) (track 13)
recording of:
Clap Yo' Hands (track 7)
Looking for a Boy (track 2)
They All Laughed (track 3)
A Foggy Day (in London Town) (1959-01-05) (track 6)
Bidin' My Time (from Girl Crazy) (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (track 14)
He Loves and She Loves (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (track 19)
Treat Me Rough (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (track 21)
Of Thee I Sing (1959-03-18) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
The Rhythm Series (tracks 7, 7)

CD 3

recorded in:
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-05) (tracks 1, 16)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-08) (track 8)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-03-18) (tracks 9, 12)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-03-26) (tracks 5, 15)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-07-15) (tracks 4, 10)
violin:
Victor Arno (tracks 5, 8–9, 12, 15)
Israel Baker (tracks 1, 16)
Victor Bay (tracks 1, 5, 8–9, 12, 15–16)
Alex Beller (tracks 1, 5, 8–9, 12, 15–16)
Harold Dicterow (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
Walter Edelstein (tracks 1, 16)
Jacques Gasselin (track 8)
James Getzoff (tracks 1, 16)
Ben Gill (tracks 1, 5, 8–9, 12, 15–16)
Murray Kellner (tracks 1, 5, 8–9, 12, 15–16)
Erno Neufeld (tracks 5, 8–9, 12, 15)
Nathan Ross (tracks 1, 5, 15–16)
Misha Russell (track 8)
Paul Shure (tracks 5, 8–9, 12, 15)
Felix Slatkin (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
Marshall Sosson (tracks 1, 8–9, 12, 16)
Gerald Vinci (tracks 1, 16)
cello:
James Arkatov (track 8)
David Filerman (tracks 5, 15)
Elizabeth Greenschpoon (tracks 1, 5, 8–9, 12, 15–16)
Armand Kaproff (tracks 9, 12)
George Neikrug (tracks 1, 5, 8, 15–16)
Kurt Reher (tracks 1, 8, 16)
Eleanor Slatkin (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
trumpet:
Pete Candoli (tracks 9, 12)
Don Fagerquist (tracks 1, 5, 15–16)
Manny Klein (tracks 1, 16)
Cappy Lewis (tracks 4, 10)
Dale McMickle (tracks 1, 9, 12, 16)
Shorty Sherock (tracks 1, 9, 12, 16)
Joe Triscari (tracks 9, 12)
woodwind:
Gene Cipriano (tracks 9, 12)
Buddy Collette (tracks 1, 4, 10, 16)
Jewell Grant (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
William Green (woodwind) (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
Jules Jacob (US jazz woodwind player) (tracks 5, 15)
Harry Klee (tracks 1, 4, 10, 16)
Joe Koch (tracks 1, 16)
Wilbur Schwartz (tracks 5, 15)
Champ Webb (tracks 1, 4–5, 10, 15–16)
viola:
Alvin Dinkin (tracks 1, 5, 8–9, 12, 15–16)
Stanley Harris (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
Paul Robyn (tracks 1, 8–9, 12, 16)
Barbara Simmons (viola) (tracks 1, 16)
Barbara Simons (track 8)
David Sterkin (track 8)
drums:
Mel Lewis (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
Bill Richmond (track 8)
Alvin Stoller (tracks 1, 4–5, 10, 15–16)
guitar:
Herb Ellis (jazz guitarist) (tracks 1, 4, 8–10, 12, 16)
Barney Kessel (tracks 5, 15)
bass:
Joe Comfort (tracks 1, 5, 9, 12, 15–16)
Joe Mondragon (track 8)
Ralph Pena (tracks 4, 10)
percussion:
Larry Bunker (tracks 5, 15)
Frank Flynn (tracks 1, 4, 9–10, 12, 16)
alto saxophone:
Ronnie Lang (tracks 4–5, 10, 15)
Ted Nash (40s-80s US swing reedman, uncle of the other) (tracks 1, 9, 12, 16)
piano:
Lou Levy (tracks 4, 9–10, 12)
Paul Smith (Paul Thatcher Smith, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader) (tracks 1, 5, 8, 15–16)
baritone saxophone:
Chuck Gentry (tracks 4, 10)
tuba:
Ed Gilbert (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
bass trombone:
Karl DeKarske (tracks 1, 9, 12, 16)
George Roberts (american bass trombone) (tracks 4–5, 10, 15)
harp:
Katherina Julyie (tracks 1, 16)
trombone:
Milt Bernhart (tracks 1, 16)
Dick Nash (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
Richard Noel (trombonist) (tracks 1, 4, 10, 16)
Tommy Pederson (tracks 1, 4–5, 9–10, 12, 15–16)
James Priddy (tracks 4–5, 9–10, 12, 15)
French horn:
Vince Darosa (tracks 1, 16)
Vincent DeRosa (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
James Decker (tracks 5, 9, 12, 15)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 8)
Nelson Riddle (tracks 1–6, 8–12, 14–16)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 1)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (tracks 11, 11)
George Gershwin (composer) (1927) (tracks 12, 15)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (tracks 8, 14)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (track 16)
George Gershwin (composer) (1933) (track 3)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 7)
conductor:
Nelson Riddle (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 9–10)
Nelson Riddle (1959) (tracks 3, 8, 11–12, 14–16)
engineer:
Val Valentin (tracks 3, 8, 11–12, 14–16)
lead vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (1959) (tracks 3, 8, 11–12, 14–16)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (tracks 1, 11, 11)
Ira Gershwin (1927) (tracks 12, 15)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (tracks 8, 14)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (track 16)
Ira Gershwin (1933) (track 3)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 7)
performer:
Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (1959) (tracks 3, 8, 11–12, 14–16)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–16)
vocals:
Ella Fitzgerald (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 8–10, 12, 15–16)
publisher:
Chappell Music (track 1)
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 1, 16)
Ira Gershwin Music (track 7)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 7–8)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (1927) (tracks 12, 15)
Harms, Inc. (1929) (tracks 11, 11)
New World Music Co. (1930) (track 16)
New World Music Co. (1932) (track 3)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 7)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1938) (track 1)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7, 9, 13)
arrangements:
Fascinating Rhythm (for piano solo) (tracks 11, 11)
I Got Rhythm (for piano solo) (track 16)
I Got Rhythm (for brass ensemble, Harvey) (track 16)
cover recording of:
Embraceable You (1959) (track 8)
Fascinatin’ Rhythm (1959) (track 11)
Funny Face (1959) (track 12)
I Got Rhythm (1959) (track 16)
Isn't It a Pity? (1959) (track 3)
Let's Kiss and Make Up (1959) (track 15)
Oh, So Nice (1959) (track 14)
is based on:
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 8)
Fascinante ritmo (tracks 11, 11)
I hob Rhythmus (track 16)
Wahnsinniger Rhythmus (tracks 11, 11)
later versions:
Fascinating Rhythm (tracks 11, 11)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (tracks 7, 16)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (tracks 7–8, 16)
Funny Face (1927 musical) (tracks 12, 15)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (tracks 8, 16)
Lady, Be Good (full musical) (tracks 11, 11)
Pardon My English (track 3)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (track 7)
Treasure Girl (1928 musical) (track 14)
recording of:
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
The Rhythm Series (tracks 11, 11, 16)

CD 4

producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–18)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1959-01-05 – 1959-07-17) (tracks 1–18)