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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 06:06 By Strauss mojo
By Strauss (1959)

Just a short while ago I reviewed this song's CD neighbor, Just Another Rhumba, and I referred to it as being somewhat "gimmicky". And I warned you--didn't I?--...

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...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 06:58 Ella Sings the Gershwin Songbook mojo
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook

This is another must-have if you are an Ella fan, a Nelson Riddle fan and/or a Gershwin fan. Nearly three hours of music--some standards, some obscurities. Ira Gershwin himself helped the project, and is famously quoted for saying that he had "...

Friday, October 16, 2009 - 05:23 Every Time We Say Goodbye... mojo
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (1956)

So we've established that Mojo is not such a HUGE fan of draggy depressing ballads. Having said that, I will now state for the record that I like this song. No, really. Why, you ask, with that tired sigh and the eye roll you've tried so hard to...

Monday, October 5, 2009 - 06:21 Fanfare and Announcement mojo
Fanfare and Announcement (1960)

Okay, this is getting tiresome. At least in THIS track we get an exciting variation of Ella's usual "Thank you" as she says "Thank you, Frank Sinatra fans!" That's because she has just FINISHED singing a REAL track, in this case "...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 05:06 Get Out of Town mojo
Get Out of Town (1956)

Sigh. Okay, so Mojo's not that keen on ultra-slow dirgey sort of songs. If it wasn't Ella singing, I probably wouldn't bother with this song. As it is, if I am listening to hours and hours of Ella, I'll frequently skip this one. There. I said it...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 05:56 Gone With the Wind mojo
Gone With the Wind (1960)

Ahhh. Now THIS is the first song in this excellent concert, as far as I'm concerned, since it was the opening song in the original CD, before they added all the bonus songs.

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 05:42 How Long Has This Been Going On? mojo
How Long Has This Been Going On? (1959)

Ya know, there are some songs Mojo might not be all that thrilled about--meaning slow, draggy ballads for the most part--that Ella makes perfectly listenable through sheer freakin' talent. If this was next up at a karaoke bar (to be honest I've...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 05:17 I am in Love mojo
I am in Love (1956)

Ya know, with all the painful metaphors songwriters have used through the ages to convey the process and sensation of being in love, it's somehow refreshing to have a song with a single declarative sentence for its premise: I Am in...

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...