Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (1956) – [Classic Vocal Jazz Music]

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (1956) - [Classic Vocal Jazz Music]

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (1956)

00:00 Can’t we be Friends? (1956)
03:44 Isn’t This a Lovely Day? (1956)
09:56 Moonlight in Vermont (1956)
13:30 They can’t Take That Away from Me (1956)
18:05 Under a Blanket of Blue (1956)
22:28 Tenderly (1956)
27:21 A Foggy Day (in London Town) (1956)
31:50 Stars Fell on Alabama (1956)
35:18 Cheek to Cheek (1956)
41:07 The Nearness of You (1956)
46:42 April in Paris (1956)

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country, but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Fitzgerald’s rendition of the nursery rhyme “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. Taking over the band after Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start a solo career that would last effectively the rest of her life.
Signed with manager and Savoy co-founder Moe Gale from early in her career, she eventually gave managerial control for her performance and recording career to Norman Granz, who built up the label Verve Records based in part on Fitzgerald’s vocal abilities. With Verve she recorded some of her more widely noted works, particularly her interpretation of the Great American Songbook.
While Fitzgerald appeared in movies and as a guest on popular television shows in the second half of the twentieth century, her musical collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and The Ink Spots were some of her most notable acts outside of her solo career. These partnerships produced recognizable songs like “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, “Cheek to Cheek”, “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”, and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”. In 1993, Fitzgerald capped off her sixty-year career with her last public performance. Three years later, she died at the age of 79, following years of decline in her health. After her passing, Fitzgerald’s influence lived on through her fourteen Grammy Awards, National Medal of Arts, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and tributes in the form of stamps, music festivals, and theater namesakes.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971),[1] nicknamed Satchmo[2] or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in jazz.[3]
Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an “inventive” trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance.[4] With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing.
Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong’s influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to “cross over”, whose skin color was secondary to his music in an America that was extremely racially divided. He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation in the Little Rock Crisis. His artistry and personality allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society which were highly restricted for black men of his era.
Ella and Louis is a 1956 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson Quartet. Having previously collaborated in the late 1940s for the Decca label, this was the first of three albums that Fitzgerald and Armstrong were to record together for Verve Records, later followed by 1957’s Ella and Louis Again and 1959’s Porgy and Bess.

26 Comments to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Ella and Louis (1956) – [Classic Vocal Jazz Music]

  1. maxim_hue says:

    Two great Singers backed by the fantastic musicians Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich and Herb Ellis

  2. PANAGIOTIS G. says:

    It's Like A Fresh Sophisticated Perfurme !! Great Voices , Great Music !! Nothing New Compare With This.

  3. Etc PLANET says:

    it opens a smile upon my face…itt makes me so relaxed….great voices….beautiful souls…

  4. zirak mohamed says:

    it is like a fresh air

  5. sleep et idéal says:

    They sing about the weather a lot

  6. Golbez says:

    that is such a good picture

  7. Monica Ortiz Leon says:

    My teenager boy is 13 and its here with me listening Louis & Ella for the first time and fell in love with them! Im a proud Mummy! Music like this lives forever!

  8. Eliseba Mawlieh says:

    Listen to this on a cold Winter morning makes me nostalgic.

  9. aryam shibari says:

    Como cortais una canción a la mitad para poner un anuncio ufff muy mal gusto no vuelvo a este canal almenos esperar que termine cada canción joder !!!!

  10. enrique polop blasco says:

    Al escuchar ésta música me siento bien con el mundo.

  11. Mafia Moscoloni says:

    Siempre hay una historia.. ELLA..
    Por suerte..
    Que sería de noviembre..sin Historias.

  12. Mary Jane Smith says:

    OMG I just melt listening to this woman sing. wow just wow.

  13. Daniel Colacioppo says:

    Decir que es maravilloso alcanza?

  14. Ella Deans says:

    My name is Ella and I was named after Ella Fitzgerald and I have a brother call Louis and he was named after Louis Armstrong.

  15. everson ruiz says:

    Encantado…sem palavras!!!

  16. Stanislav Poslušný says:

    mjhij mliii Armstong hookl nhag Ella serrtset…

  17. Mascha Smit says:


  18. Dyrl Douglas says:

    Giants of Jazz

  19. Nicole DERDA says:

    De la musique qui fait du bien à l’âme !

  20. German Gomez Cabezas says:

    I love you Ella

  21. Wayne Evans Jr says:

    does anyone know the pianst- Foggy Day Armstrong is blowing

  22. frédérique betti says:


  23. METAL says:

    MITICI !

  24. mena yves says:

    c est beau

  25. Glaidon Farias Sudario Da Silva says:

    Espetáculo do jazz. Músicos e vozes imortais. Saudosismo é isso. Show.

  26. Dxxgx says:

    Cúspide de la genialidad

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