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Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book was the only Song Book on which the composer she interpreted played with her. Duke Ellington and his longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn both appeared on exactly half the set's 38 tracks and wrote two new pieces of music for the album: "The E and D Blues" and a four-movement musical portrait of Fitzgerald.
The couple also adopted a son, Ray Brown, Jr., (born to Fitzgerald's half-sister Frances in ) who would go on to his own career as a pianist and vocalist. In , the singer paired with pianist Ellis Larkins for the duets album Ella Sings Gershwin, on which she interpreted George Gershwin songs, prefiguring her later Songbooks series.
In the mids, Ella Fitzgerald entered a period of simultaneous artistic growth and enormous popularity. Although the Song Book series garnered most of the attention, Fitzgerald several jazz albums including the splendid Ella Swings Lightly with the Marty Paich Dek-tette. Thomas Cunniffe discusses this album in this Retro Review.
The GAS Audio Edition ELLA, Part 1 Also available as downloadable RealAudio. ( K) In the premiere issue of GAS Audio Edition, Host Marty Lucas interviews Will Friedwald about the beginnings of Ella Fitzgerald's career in Harlem, and her first hit record, "A Tisket, A Tasket" with Chick Webb and His Orchestra. Musical Selections include: "A.