Ella Fitzgerald ‎– Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book

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The Ella Fitzgerald & Nelson Riddle Gershwin Songbook project has been released in various ways and formats. This Master Release is for the complete 5 volume LP set and re-releases of the complete set.

Do not add same titled singular volumes or partial songbook to this master release. Do not add variations of the earlier Ella Fitzgerald & pianist Ellis Larkins Gershwin songbook releases.

The Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook was recorded with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in 1959. Riddle arranged 59 Gershwin songs for the album, including two orchestral suites. These are omitted on some versions of the complete songbook. Other tracks are omitted on some versions, alternate tracks added on others resulting in various numbers of tracks on the releases, but usually not less than 51 tracks.

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MG V-4024-8 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(5xLP, Album, Mono + 7", EP, Mono + Box) Verve Records MG V-4024-8 US 1959 Sell This Version
MG VS-6082-5 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(5xLP, Album + 7", EP + Box) Verve Records MG VS-6082-5 US 1959 Sell This Version
MG V-4029-5 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(5xLP, Album, Mono + 7", EP, Mono + Box) Verve Records MG V-4029-5 US 1959 Sell This Version
V-29-5, V/V6-29-5, V-4024, V-4025, V-4026, V-4027, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(5xLP, Comp, Mono, RE + Box) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records V-29-5, V/V6-29-5, V-4024, V-4025, V-4026, V-4027, US 1964 Sell This Version
V-29-5, V/V6-29-5, V-4024, V-4025, V-4026, V-4027, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(5xLP, Comp, RE + Box) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records V-29-5, V/V6-29-5, V-4024, V-4025, V-4026, V-4027, US 1964 Sell This Version
80-5571, 80-55711 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Books(4xLP, RE + Box) Verve Records, Book-Of-The-Month Records 80-5571, 80-55711 US 1978 Sell This Version
BOMC 80-5571 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook(4xLP, RE + Box) Verve Records, Book-Of-The-Month Records BOMC 80-5571 US 1978 Sell This Version
80-55711, 80-55712, 80-55713, 80-55714 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Songbook(4xLP) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve 80-55711, 80-55712, 80-55713, 80-55714 US 1978 Sell This Version
2615 063 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(5xLP, RE + Box) Verve Records, Polydor 2615 063 France 1982 Sell This Version
825 024-2 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(3xCD, Comp) Verve Records 825 024-2 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
825 024-2 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(3xCD, Comp) Verve Records 825 024-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
POCJ-2153/5 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook (3xCD, Album, RE, RM) Verve Records POCJ-2153/5 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
314 539 759-2 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(4xCD, Album, RE, Dig) Verve Records 314 539 759-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
539 759-2, 5397592DG01, 5397592DG02 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Books(4xCD, Album, RE, Dig) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 539 759-2, 5397592DG01, 5397592DG02 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MG VS-6082-5 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(5xLP, Ltd, RM + 10", EP + Box) Verve Records, Speakers Corner Records MG VS-6082-5 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
90310 Ella Fitzgerald Sings George Gershwin(3xCD, Album, RM) Delta Leisure Group Ltd. 90310 UK 2010 Sell This Version
NOT3CD040 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook(3xCD, Comp, RM) Not Now Music NOT3CD040 UK 2010 Sell This Version
EJC55500 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Song Book(3xCD, Comp, Ltd + Box) Essential Jazz Classics EJC55500 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM, 24-) Verve Records none 2017
B0026256-01 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(6xLP, Album + Box) Verve Records B0026256-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
539 759-2, 5397592DG01, 5397592DG02 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Books(4xCD, Album, RE, RP, Dig) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 539 759-2, 5397592DG01, 5397592DG02 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
825 024-2 Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book(3xCD, Comp) Verve Records 825 024-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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tomdaly8188

tomdaly8188

June 22, 2018
referencing Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book, 5xLP, Album, Mono + 7", EP, Mono + Box, MG V-4024-8
This is among Ella's best albums, along with "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson" (Grammy winner), Ella Swings Gently with Nelson," and "Ella Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook." The latter is the only one of Ella's now-legendary songbook albums to be devoted solely to a lyricist. The common thread among these albums is that they were all arranged and conducted by the late, great Nelson Riddle.
Cycdoc

Cycdoc

December 2, 2017
referencing Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book, 5xLP, Album, Mono + 7", EP, Mono + Box, MG V-4024-8

This entry is for the original mono issue. The catalog number for the original stereo box set is MG VS-6082-5.