EllaGeek User Reviews:

Date Posted Titlesort icon Author Reviewing THIS song or album Teaser
Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 16:31 I LOVE This Album.... mojo
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook

This (well, "Volume 1", at least) was the very first CD I ever purchased. Back in the late '80s, I spent about a solid week's pay on a new-fangled portable CD player, and to celebrate my Favorite Brother and I went to the record store (as they...

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 "...

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, October 13, 2009 - 05:47 It Was Just One of Those Things... mojo
Just One of Those Things (1956)

I gotta say, I really enjoy this song, even though Mojo has never been one of those "Just one of those things" kinda gals. It's just the perfect mix. Ella's having a blast, the band is getting their patented Big Band "stings" in between lines,...

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...

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 06:54 Just One of Those Things mojo
Just One of Those Things (1960)

Whoah, deja vu, dood! It seems like only a few days ago I reviewed this song. And of course it was. That's the "problem" if you want to call it that, of reviewing Ella...

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...

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.

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, November 12, 2009 - 06:36 Lorelei mojo
Lorelei (1960)

Being the sheltered, ignorant lass that Mojo has always been, it turns out I don't think I've ever heard of the Lorelei until I first heard this song and looked 'em up. Which I believe was THIS version, since I don't think I sprung for the...