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Ella Fitzgerald

Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin (LP)

The 43-year-old Ella rolls through her typical routine in feisty fashion on this 1960 recording. There’s the Satchmo impersonation (a joyous ‘Mack the Knife’) and a bevy of Gershwin and Porter tunes. Supported by pianist Paul Smith’s quartet, Ella’s voice sounds earthier than usual and her phrasing is as appealing as ever.


1. Gone with the Wind
2. Misty
3. The Lady Is a Tramp
4. The Man I Love
5. Summertime
6. Too Darn Hot
7. Lorelei
8. Mack the Knife
9. How High the Moon