Ella's Discography

Albums that have won Grammys are denoted thusly,  Grammy image  with cunning little Grammy icons I have admittedly swiped from the official Grammy site. (Here's hoping my mentioning them and linking to them keeps me out of Dutch with 'em! BAD Mojo for stealing graphics!)

Decca

Fitzgerald began recording albums on the Decca label after years of recording singles.

1940

  •     Live from the Roseland Ballroom New York

1950

  •     Pure Ella (originally Ella Sings Gershwin)
  •      Souvenir Album

1954

  •     Lullabies of Birdland
  •     Songs in a Mellow Mood

1955

  •      For Sentimental Reasons
  •      Miss Ella Fitzgerald & Mr Gordon Jenkins Invite You to Listen and Relax
  •      Sweet and Hot
  •      The First Lady of Song

 Verve

Fitzgerald also recorded singles throughout her Verve years. Her Verve singles are available on the 2003 album, Jukebox Ella: The Complete Verve Singles, Vol. 1. Post-career albums are also included here.

1956

  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
  •      Ella and Louis (with Louis Armstrong)
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook

1957

  •      Ella and Louis Again (with Louis Armstrong)
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (with Duke Ellington) Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist
  •      Ella at the Opera House (Live)
  •      Like Someone in Love
  •      Porgy and Bess (with Louis Armstrong)
  •      Ella Fitzgerald and Jazz at the Philharmonic

1958

  •      Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport (Live) (Reissued with tracks featuring Carmen McRae in 2001)
  •      Ella Swings Lightly Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
  •      Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert (Live) (Released in 1988)
  •      Ella Fitzgerald live at Mister Kelly's (Live) (Released in 2007)

1959

  •      Get Happy!
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

1960

  •      Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife (Live) Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
  •      Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
  •      Hello, Love
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings Songs from Let No Man Write My Epitaph (Available on CD as The Intimate Ella)

1961

  •     * Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
  •     * Ella in Hollywood (Live)
  •     * Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
  •     * Ella Returns to Berlin (Live) (Released in 1991)

1962

  •      Rhythm Is My Business
  •      Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
  •      Ella Swings Gently with Nelson

1963

  •      Ella Sings Broadway
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook
  •      Ella and Basie! (with Count Basie)
  •      These Are the Blues

1964

  •      Hello, Dolly!
  •      Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook
  •      Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (Live)

1965

  •      Ella at Duke's Place (with Duke Ellington)
  •      Ella in Hamburg (Live)

1966

  •      Whisper Not
  •      Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur (Live) (with Duke Ellington)

1969

  •      Sunshine of your Love (Live)

 Capitol

1967

  •      Brighten the Corner
  •      Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas

1968

  •      30 by Ella
  •      Misty Blue

 Reprise

1969

  •      Ella

1970

  •      Things Ain't What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)

 Atlantic

1972

  •      Ella Loves Cole (Released on the Pablo label as Dream Dancing)

 Columbia

1973

  •      Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall (Live)

 Pablo

1966

  •      The Stockholm Concert, 1966 (Live) (with Duke Ellington)

1970

  •      Ella in Budapest, Hungary (Live)

1971

  •      Ella à Nice (Live)

1972

  •      Jazz at Santa Monica Civic '72 (Live)

1973

  •      Take Love Easy (with Joe Pass)

1974

  •      Fine and Mellow (Released in 1979) Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal
  •      Ella in London (Live)

1975

  •      Ella and Oscar (with Oscar Peterson)
  •      Montreux '75 (Live)

1976

  •      Fitzgerald and Pass... Again (with Joe Pass) Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal

1977

  •      Montreux '77 (Live)

1978

  •      Lady Time
  •      Dream Dancing (First released on the Atlantic label as Ella Loves Cole)

1979

  •      Digital III at Montreux (Live) Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
  •      A Classy Pair (with Count Basie)
  •      A Perfect Match (Live) (with Count Basie) Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

1981

  •      Ella Abraça Jobim

1982

  •      The Best Is Yet to Come Grammy image Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

1983

  •      Speak Love (with Joe Pass)
  •      Nice Work If You Can Get It (with André Previn)

1986

  •      Easy Living (with Joe Pass)

1989

  •      All That Jazz – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

2001

  •      Sophisticated Lady (Live) (with Joe Pass) (recorded in 1975, 1983)

 Notable guest appearances

1955

  •      Songs from Pete Kelly's Blues

1957

  •      One O'Clock Jump (with Count Basie and Joe Williams)

1983

  •      Return to Happiness (with JATP)

1989

  •      Back on the Block (Qwest Records)

 Boxed sets and collections

  •      1994 The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks
  •      1997 The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on Verve