Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald - "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book" Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook is a 1956 studio album by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, accompanied by a studio orchestra conducted and arranged by Buddy Bregman, focusing on the songs of Cole Porter. This was Fitzgerald's first album for the newly created Verve Records (and the first album to be released by the label.) Fitzgerald's time on the Verve label would see her produce her most highly acclaimed recordings, at the peak of her vocal powers. This album inaugurated Fitzgerald's Songbook series, each of the eight albums in the series focusing on a different composer of the canon known as the Great American Songbook. The album was recorded February 7-9 & March 27, 1956 in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Fitzgerald's manager, and the producer of many of her albums, Norman Granz, visited Cole Porter at the Waldorf-Astoria, and played him this entire album. Afterwards, Porter merely remarked, "My, what marvelous diction that girl has".