Ella Fitzgerald Let No Man Write My Epitaph on 200g 45RPM 2LP from Analogue Productions
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by George Marino at Sterling Sound
Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless.
She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. Or rather, some might say all the jazz greats had the pleasure of working with Ella.
One of Ella's finest recordings, 1960's Let No Man Write My Epitaph which was a film of the same name that Fitzgerald appeared in, finds the songstress produced by the great Norman Granz and accompanied by pianist Paul Smith on an excellent program of tunes from the Great American Songbook including sensitive takes on "I Cried for You," "Angel Eyes" and "My Melancholy Baby."
"...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty." - Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011
• 200g 45RPM 2LP from Analogue Productions
• Mastered from the original master tapes by George Marino at Sterling Sound
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Ella Fitzgerald Let No Man Write My Epitaph Track Listing:
1. Black Coffee
2. Angel Eyes
3. I Cried for You
4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
5. Then You've Never Been Blue
6. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
7. My Melancholy Baby
9. September Song
10. One for my Baby (And One More for the Road)
11. Who's Sorry Now
12. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
13. Reach for Tomorrow