EllaGeek User Reviews:

Date Postedsort icon Title Author Reviewing THIS song or album Teaser
Monday, September 14, 2009 - 05:57 Our Love Is Here to Stay mojo
Love Is Here to Stay (1960)

Yeah, I know, the PROPER name of this song is just "LOVE Is Here to Stay", but that's not how the lyrics go. Researching this song on Wikipedia tells us Ira wanted to change the name but never got around to it. It's also the last...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 05:59 My One and Only mojo
My One and Only (1959)

I've always thought of this song as a tap dance waiting to happen. I suppose this is true of a lot of musical theater songs, at least from the 1920s and 30s, and the Gershwins got many of their shows and songs turned into Hollywood musicals with...

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...

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.

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 05:39 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off mojo
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (1959)

When I was a wee lass I was a diehard Monty Python fan. Which has nothing whatsoever to do with Ella and only has a very slight relevance to this song.

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...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 05:24 Misty mojo
Misty (1960)

Okay, True Confessions time. Mojo is not a particular fan of the song "Misty". It ranks right up there with the song "Feelings", as being the sort of song that people sing in talent shows. The same talent shows where a group of friends gets...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 05:40 I've Got Beginner's Luck mojo
(I've Got) Beginner's Luck (1959)

Okay, more True Confessions. This is a frothy nothing of a song, yet it holds a tiny little place in my heart, and hence if I were to be brutally honest with you, I have to admit that I like it. Why is this, Mojo? Why do you so brutally diss "...

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...

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...