EllaGeek User Reviews:

Date Posted Title Authorsort icon Reviewing THIS song or album Teaser
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 05:47 All Through the Night mojo
All Through the Night (1956)

This I will always remember as the first song on the first Ella CD I ever bought. It's a nice enough song. Not Cole Porter's best, but it just sort of glides along, smooth as ice. I do rather enjoy the metronomic line "To the monotone of the...

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 05:10 Sam and Delilah mojo
Sam and Delilah (1959)

Who could possibly NOT like a song that begins with the single declarative sentence: "Delilah was a floozy"? That single lyric ALONE should have you clicking on Mojo's Amazon link and filling her coffers with pennies. When you do what Mojo did,...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 05:35 Anything Goes mojo
Anything Goes (1956)

I have said this many times in my life, and even though I now write it here so it will always be a small part of the pixillated electronic aether I am certain I will have to repeat myself ad infinitum. And that saying is, "Mojo likes Cole Porter...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 18:02 Boy! What Love Has Done to Me! mojo
Boy! What Love Has Done to Me!

Maybe it's my privileged, sunny, middle-class Leave It To Beaver upbringing talking, but I just LOVE this song. I think it's an absolute laugh riot. Probably because I was particularly picky with impossibly high...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 05:21 Too Darn Hot mojo
Too Darn Hot (1956)

Ahhh. When Mojo was a young and socially awkward teen (as opposed to an old teen, I guess), she decided the best way to combat this awkwardness was to join her high school's theater club, which meant at least she could behave...

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 05:21 In the Still of the Night mojo
In the Still of the Night (1956)

This is an "okay" song. It's got a nice sort of cha-cha beat going, and some nice--but not sheer genius--word play going on. I think my favorite part of the song is the chock-fulla-rhymes windup at the very end: "Like the moon growing dim on...

Friday, September 11, 2009 - 05:53 Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today) mojo
Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today) (1956)

I'm always a little sad when I hear this version of this song, though not for the obvious reasons. It's a good, slow wronged-woman ballad saved from boredom by cleverly subversive lyrics. You don't really expect the line "When the mob came and...

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 05:14 I Get a Kick Out of You mojo
I Get a Kick Out of You (1956)

Mojo is going to not focus so much on Ella this song--what can I say? She's at the top of her game, here! Superlative!--and instead use this song to point out how Cole Porter here is teaching all you wannabes an Important Lesson in Crafting Song...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 05:29 Do I Love You? mojo
Do I Love You? (1956)

Meh. This is not my most favorite of songs. Mojo has spent pretty much her entire adult life wildly and impetuously in love with one person, so she is a closet romantic at heart, but she enjoys hiding such vulnerabilities by getting crabby and...

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 05:10 Always True to You in My Fashion mojo
Always True to You in My Fashion (1956)

This is yet another favorite song from Kiss Me Kate. When I was growing up it was always Ann Miller; now it's Ella.

Always True to You is one of those cunningly amusing "list" songs, with the added bonus...