EllaGeek User Reviews:

Date Posted Titlesort icon Author Reviewing THIS song or album Teaser
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...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 05:14 Too Darn Hot mojo
Too Darn Hot (1960)

Finally, a song that totally and completely lives up to its title! Folks, it doesn't get any better than this. Okay, so we've already reviewed the studio version of Too Darn Hot...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 05:05 Things Are Looking Up mojo
Things Are Looking Up (1959)

This is another guilty pleasure of a song. Very light and fluffy and happy. It's the sort of song you put on when you've just received some good news and you feel like celebrating, but in private so you don't look like such a doofus, so you put...

Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 05:34 The Man I Love mojo
The Man I Love (1960)

While this is not my all-time favorite song, you just GOTTA love how Ella sings it. Here in this live performance she plays with it a little bit, but not so radically that you don't know where she is in the course of the song. It's a fairly...

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 05:15 The Man I Love mojo
The Man I Love (1959)

Okay, so just last week I reviewed the live version of this song as recorded for the Berlin album, and I looked ahead on...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 05:10 The Lady Is a Tramp mojo
The Lady Is a Tramp (1960)

Ya know, this is what I like best about this self-imposed task. Serendipitous juxtaposition, which we shall now call "SJ" for short. I get to go from "Lady Be Good" to "The Lady Is a Tramp". Which is it, you ask...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 05:08 That Old Black Magic mojo
That Old Black Magic (1960)

I thought my first exposure to this song was Liza Minnelli singing it on the Muppet Show with Dr. Teeth. I seem to remember them dancing with Dr. Teeth's scarily-long striped arms and him shouting "Put out the fire!" when called upon. So I did a...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 07:12 That Certain Feeling mojo
That Certain Feeling (1959)

This is a pleasant enough song, although one that is almost completely forgettable. I mean, these are ALL Broadway show tunes from the Twenties, Thirties and Forties. We're not dealing with Major Social Issues, people, we're mostly dealing with...

Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 05:15 Summertime mojo
Summertime (1960)

Ahh, the languid life of Catfish Row, with Clara singing a lullabye to her baby.... It's such a beautiful, slow, bluesy minor-key song, and Ella makes the control of her voice so easy, it's a revelation to listen to her.

Prior to Ella I...

Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 05:47 Setting Up The Stage: mojo
Setting Up The Stage: Tuning Up; Granz And Fitzgerald Talking

Ummm... you could buy this mp3 if you really really wanted to, but I wouldn't bother. I can't imagine why Amazon would offer this as a separate track except to flog another 89 cents out of you.

Oh, wait, I'm...