EllaGeek User Reviews:

Date Postedsort icon Title Author Reviewing THIS song or album Teaser
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,...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 04:52 Love For Sale mojo
Love For Sale (1960)

Okay, so Mojo has these elderly inlaws, both pushing 90. Both enjoy going on the occasional rant, especially if you encourage them by saying something provocative like, oh, say, "Hello". And one of their favorite rants is how Movies and 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...

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 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...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 06:48 'S Wonderful mojo
'S Wonderful (1959)

Okay, so everybody wins this time around! I DEFY you to find a more pleasant arrangement of a more pleasant song, sung by such a pleasant singer. This is one case where the song title TOTALLY lives up to the experience itself. The whole package...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 05:18 All of You mojo
All of You (1956)

Unfortunately for the otherwise harmless "All of You" it happens to be juuuuuusssst not good enough for Mojo to entirely RAVE about it, and (if that wasn't misfortune enough) they put it on this particular album RIGHT BEFORE one...

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...

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...

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 06:05 Begin the Beguine mojo
Begin the Beguine (1956)

Ya know, the annoying thing about falling in love is, you can't really explain yourself or your actions on a rational level. Which is part of the mystery, and gives all the songwriters something to sing about. My Favorite Husband, for example,...