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jazz Ella Fitzgerald in Two Shows from 1965 and 1974 London 1965 & 1974

London 1965 & 1974

Ella Fitzgerald in Two Shows from 1965 and 1974 London 1965 & 1974


These concerts, which both took place in London in 1965 and 1974 respectively, show one of the best singers in history, without any doubt. Recently unearthed by the BBC from the Reelin in the Years Archives, they show the longevity and class of a musician whose voice could match any horn in any jazz band in the world. Ella was in her 40s and 50s when she gave these performances, the latter of which taking place at the famous Ronnie Scott's venue in London. For both she was accompanied by small ensembles led by Tommy Flanagan (the pianist who accompanied John Coltrane on his famous "Giant Steps" recordings).

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  • Ella Fitzgerald | Bandleader , Singer
  • Tommy Flanagan | Pianist
  • Keter Betts | Double bassist
  • Ed Thigpen | Drummer
  • Johnnie Spence Orchestra | Orchestra
  • Joe Pass | Guitarist
  • Bobby Durham | Drummer


  • Ella Fitzgerald / Johnny Mercer / Matt Malneck, Goody
  • Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn / Ella Fitzgerald, Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’
  • Irving Berlin, Cheek to cheek
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Johnny Burke / Jimmy Van Heusen, Here's That Rainy Day
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Vinícius de Moraes, The Girl (Boy) From Ipanema
  • William Christopher Handy, St. Louis Blues
  • Johnny Mercer / Ella Fitzgerald, Something's Gotta Give
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Richard Whiting / Johnny Mercer, Too Marvellous for Words
  • Matt Dennis / Ella Fitzgerald, Angel Eyes
  • Maceo Pinkard / Doris Tauber / William Tracey, Them There Eyes
  • Richard Rodgers, The Lady Is a Tramp
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Jules Styne / Bob Merrill, Don't Rain On My Parade
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Edward Heyman / Robert Sour, Body And Soul
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Thomas Waller, Keeping Out Of Mischief Now
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Johnny Burke / Erroll Garner, Misty
  • Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers / Ella Fitzgerald, Manhatten
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Cole Porter, Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Johnny Mercer, That Old Black Magic
  • Ben Bernie / Maceo Pinkard / Kenneth Casey, Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Ella Fitzgerald / J.C. Higginbotham, Good Morning Heartache
  • George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin, The Man I Love
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Irving Mills / Duke Ellington, Interlude/Medley incl. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • Ray Noble / Ella Fitzgerald, The Very Thought Of You
  • Ella Fitzgerald / Vinícius de Moraes / Norman Gimbel, The Girl (Boy) From Ipanema


  • Venue: Ronnie Scott's (London)
  • Production date: 1965 & 1974
  • Production: © BBC/ Reelin in the Years
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