The Complete Ella In Berlin: Mack The Knife

Universal Music Division Classics Jazz
Release date
4 Jul 2000
Running length
19 tracks
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1 Norman Granz - Setting Up The Stage: Tuning Up; Granz And Fitzgerald Talking (Live (1960/Berlin)) 0:19 1
2 Ella Fitzgerald - That Old Black Magic (Live (1960/Berlin)) 3:51 10
3 Ella Fitzgerald - Love Is Here To Stay (Live (1960/Berlin)) 3:11 11
4 Ella Fitzgerald - Gone With The Wind (Live In Berlin/1960) 2:25 9
5 Ella Fitzgerald - Misty (Live In Berlin/1960) 2:43 19
6 Ella Fitzgerald - Applause And Fanfare Interlude (Live (1960/Berlin)) 0:24 1
7 Ella Fitzgerald - The Lady Is A Tramp (Live In Berlin/1960) 2:40 9
8 Ella Fitzgerald - Fanfare And Announcement (Live (1960/Berlin)) 0:24 2
9 Ella Fitzgerald - The Man I Love (Live In Berlin/1960) 3:39 7
10 Ella Fitzgerald - Love For Sale (Live (1960/Berlin)) 2:59 10
11 Ella Fitzgerald - Just One Of Those Things (Live (1960/Berlin)) 3:54 13
12 Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime (Live In Berlin/1960) 2:51 10
13 Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot (Live In Berlin/1960) 3:16 12
15 Ella Fitzgerald - Lorelei (Live In Berlin/1960) 3:27 9
16 Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife (Live In Berlin/1960) 4:42 59
18 Ella Fitzgerald - How High The Moon (Live In Berlin/1960) 8:00 17
19 Ella Fitzgerald - Applause And Closing Fanfare (Live (1960/Berlin)) 1:06 6

About this album

This LP is a classic. Ella Fitzgerald is heard at the peak of her powers during a Berlin concert that is famous for her unique version of “Mack the Knife”; when she forgot the words in mid-performance, she substituted spontaneous and remarkable lyrics of her own. All of the music (plus four other titles from the same concert) have been reissued on CD but, in one form or another, this music (which also includes a hot version of “How High the Moon”) is essential for all serious jazz collections.

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