Jazz Duos: 1938 - 1957 The Essential Jazz Duos - Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald & Friends

Tracklist

1
Side A
1.
You Won't Be Satisfied
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
02:55
2.
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
03:06
3.
Can Anyone Explain
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
03:12
4.
Would You Like to Take A Walk
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
03:20
5.
Who Walks In When I Walk Out?
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
02:22
6.
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
04:41
Side B
1.
My Walking Stick
L. Armstrong, the Mills Brothers
02:43
2.
My Sweet Hunk O' Trash
L. Armstrong, B. Holiday
03:20
3.
You Rascal You
L. Armstrong, L. Jordan
03:11
4.
Gone Fishin'
L. Armstrong, B. Crosby
02:33
5.
Stompin' at the Savoy
L. Armstrong, E. Fitzgerald
05:16
6.
Mack The Knife
L. Armstrong, L. Lenya
03:17
2
Side C
1.
Candy
J. Mercer, J. Stafford
03:12
2.
You Was
P. Lee, D. Martin
02:50
3.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn
02:59
4.
Pearl Bailey and Hot Lips Page Who?
P. Bailey, The Charioteers
02:51
5.
I Know That You Know
D. Day, G. Nelson
02:48
6.
Hey Not Now (I'll Tell You When)
M. Cole, Nat King Cole
03:05
7.
Open Up the Doghouse
Nat King Cole, D. Martin
02:29
Side D
1.
Making Whoopee
D. Day, D. Thoma
02:30
2.
For You My Love
Nat King Cole, N. Lutcher
02:27
3.
This New Situation (B. Johnson)
E. Johnson, N. Lewis
02:51
4.
Cow-Cow Boogie
E. Fitzgerald, The Ink Spots
03:01
5.
It's A Pity to Say Goodnight
E. Fitzgerald, The Delta Rhythm Boyss
02:41
6.
Summertime
E. Fitzgerald, L. Armstrong
05:00

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Meetings make music, especially songs. During the Forties and Fifties, artists were invited to perform — onstage, in numerous radio shows and on television — in a particular format that quickly attracted an immense audience: the duo. The success of these duets had producers in television, films and musicals scrambling to find personalities they could pair onstage. As for record companies, they sent a succession of their own artists into the studios… two by two. Duets became a music genre all of its own, and the duo who made probably the greatest impression were, of course, "Ella & Louis". Their performances together take up more than one side here, but they weren't the only ones to sing duets. The genre had many specialists, not only American favorites like Nat King Cole, Dean Martin or Bing Crosby, but many others less well-known outside the U.S. (Johnny Mercer, Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Hot Lips Page etc.) whose voices combined to produce the same result: they made miracles. So here are 25 magic moments chosen from literally hundreds of vocal duets handed down to us today. They are all evidence of a most extraordinary period in jazz.

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