EllaGeek User Reviews:

Date Posted Titlesort icon Author Reviewing THIS song or album Teaser
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 06:48 'S Wonderful mojo
'S Wonderful (1959)

Okay, so everybody wins this time around! I DEFY you to find a more pleasant arrangement of a more pleasant song, sung by such a pleasant singer. This is one case where the song title TOTALLY lives up to the experience itself. The whole package...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 05:18 All of You mojo
All of You (1956)

Unfortunately for the otherwise harmless "All of You" it happens to be juuuuuusssst not good enough for Mojo to entirely RAVE about it, and (if that wasn't misfortune enough) they put it on this particular album RIGHT BEFORE one...

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, 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...

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...

Friday, September 25, 2009 - 05:14 Applause and Fanfare Interlude mojo
Applause and Fanfare Interlude (1960)

WHY is this even a track? WHY? Is Amazon (or Mojo, for that reason) really that hard up for their 89 cents? Here, rather than waste your money on it, Mojo will spend valuable seconds of her life doing a dramatic written interpretation of what you...

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 07:00 Applause and Fanfare Interlude mojo
Applause and Fanfare Interlude II (1960)

Okay, so early last week I peeked ahead and counted and determined THIS was gonna be Friday's "song". And I was all like, yuck, do I really want to end the week in that boring fashion? And then I thought, well, do I want to START a new week in...

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 06:05 Begin the Beguine mojo
Begin the Beguine (1956)

Ya know, the annoying thing about falling in love is, you can't really explain yourself or your actions on a rational level. Which is part of the mystery, and gives all the songwriters something to sing about. My Favorite Husband, for example,...

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...

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 14:50 But Not For Me mojo
But Not For Me (1959)

This version of "But Not For Me" won Ella a Grammy for best female vocal performance in 1960, and if you have ears you can immediately hear why. Everything about this song is just achingly perfect--tempo, mood, pitch. Of course when you are...