EllaGeek User Reviews:

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 05:05 Lady Be Good mojo
Oh, Lady be Good! (1959)

This became one of Ella's standards--just not in the incarnation heard here.

THIS "Lady Be Good" is a slow, standard ballad, which Ella sings as magnificently as always. And it being a ballad, Nelson Riddle brings out the...

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...

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...

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 05:12 Nice Work if You Can Get It mojo
Nice Work if You Can Get It (1959)

This is another pleasant stroll of a song, so it kind of figures it debuted in a Fred Astaire movie. I've never heard it before this album, but back in the day it was pretty popular, with lots of people recording it. Ella's of course is smooth as...

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...

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 "...

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...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 05:05 Let's Do It mojo
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (1956)

Another list song, which Mojo likes. Another Twoo Wuuv song, which Mojo can take or leave. And a hair draggy for my taste, but it's entertaining enough for Mojo to let it slide. Even though it's draggy, Ella still manages to swing it, if...

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 9, 2009 - 05:02 Just Another Rhumba mojo
Just Another Rhumba (1959)

If you Google the phrase "Just Another Rhumba" you know what you get? Mostly lyric sites for Ella's version, which seems to...