Ella Fitzgerald With Chick Webb & His Orchestra* ‎– The Early Years - Part 1 (1935-1938) The Original Decca Recordings

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GRP ‎– GRD-2-618, Decca Jazz ‎– GRD-2-618
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2 × CD, Compilation, Reissue
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1-1 Chick Webb And His Orchestra I'll Chase The Blues Away
Written-By – Edgar Sampson, Ken Harrison (2)
2:30
1-2 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Love And Kisses
Written-By – Sonny Curtis
3:15
1-3 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Rhythm And Romance
Written-By – George Whiting, J.C. Johnson, Nat Burton
3:02
1-4 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Under The Spell Of The Blues
Written-By – Edgar Sampson, Ken Harrison (2)
2:56
1-5 Chick Webb And His Orchestra When I Get Low I Get High
Written-By – Marion Sunshine
2:23
1-6 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)
Written-By – Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams
2:33
1-7 Chick Webb And His Orchestra A Little Bit Later On
Written-By – Al Nieberg*, Jerry Levinson*
3:00
1-8 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Love, You're Just A Laugh
Written-By – Nat Gardner, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
3:07
1-9 Chick Webb And His Orchestra You'll Have To Swing It ("Mr. Paganini")
Written-By – Sam Coslow
2:52
1-10 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Vote For Mr. Rhythm
Written-By – Al Siegel, Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
2:24
1-11 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight My Last Affair
Written-By – Haven Johnson
2:41
1-12 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight Organ Grinder's Swing
Written-By – Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish, Will Hudson
2:47
1-13 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight Shine
Written-By – Cecil Mack, Ford Dabney, Lew Brown
2:47
1-14 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight Darktown Strutters' Ball
Written-By – Shelton Brooks
3:00
1-15 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Oh, Yes, Take Another Guess
Written-By – Al Sherman (2), Charles Newman (2), Murray Mencher
2:40
1-16 Chick Webb And His Orchestra You Showed Me The Way
Written-By – Bud Green, Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, Teddy McRae
3:16
1-17 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Cryin' Mood
Written-By – Andy Razaf, Chick Webb
2:35
1-18 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight If You Ever Should Leave
Written-By – Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
3:02
1-19 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight Everyone's Wrong But Me
Written-By – Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
3:01
1-20 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Just A Simple Melody
Written-By – Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
2:55
1-21 Chick Webb And His Orchestra I Got A Guy
Written-By – Marion Sunshine
3:18
2-1 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Rock It For Me
Written-By – Kay & Sue Werner
3:06
2-2 Chick Webb And His Orchestra I Want To Be Happy
Written-By – Irving Caesar, Harbach*, Vincent Youmans
4:28
2-3 Chick Webb And His Orchestra The Dipsy Doodle
Written-By – Larry Clinton
3:07
2-4 Chick Webb And His Orchestra If Dreams Come True
Written-By – Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Irving Mills
2:32
2-5 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Hallelujah!
Written-By – Clifford Grey, Leo Robin, Vincent Youmans
4:02
2-6 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Written-By – Jacob Jacobs, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Shalom Secunda*
3:00
2-7 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight It's My Turn Now
Written-By – Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
2:52
2-8 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight It's Wonderful
Written-By – Cameron S. Wells*, Mitchell Parish, Stuff Smith
2:53
2-9 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight I Was Doing All Right
Written-By – George & Ira Gershwin
2:51
2-10 Chick Webb And His Orchestra A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Written-By – Ella Fitzgerald, Van Alexander
2:36
2-11 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Heart Of Mine
Written-By – Chick Webb, Edward Heyman
2:51
2-12 Chick Webb And His Orchestra I'm Just A Jitterbug
Written-By – Jerry Livingstone*, Mack David
3:13
2-13 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight You Can't Be Mine (And Someone Else's, Too)
Written-By – Chick Webb, J.C. Johnson
2:55
2-14 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight If You Only Knew
Written-By – Charlie Beal, Chick Webb
2:42
2-15 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil
Written-By – Irving Berlin
2:52
2-16 Chick Webb And His Orchestra McPherson Is Rehearsin' (To Swing)
Written-By – Marion Sunshine
3:04
2-17 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Everybody Step
Written-By – Irving Berlin
2:40
2-18 Chick Webb And His Orchestra Wacky Dust
Written-By – Oscar Levant, Stanley Adams
3:00
2-19 Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight Strictly From Dixie
Written By – James Cavanaugh, Chick Webb, Pierce & Harry BrooksWritten-By – Chick Webb, Harry Brooks (2), James Cavanaugh, Pierce Brooks
2:44
2-20 Chick Webb And His Orchestra F.D.R. Jones
Written-By – Harold Rome
2:49
2-21 Chick Webb And His Orchestra It's Foxy
Written-By – Chick Webb, Walter Bishop*
2:56
2-22 Chick Webb And His Orchestra I Found My Yellow Basket
Written-By – Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald
2:33

Credits

Notes

℗ 1992 MCA Records & © 1992 GRP Records, Inc.
Manufactured by GRP Records, Inc., New York, NY.
Printed in the USA.
Distributed in the USA by UNI Distribution Corporation.

All selections are by Chick Webb And His Orchestra ("Webb") or by Ella Fitzgerald And Her Savoy Eight ("Ella").
All recorded in New York City.
Audio restoration and reprocessing at MCA Recording Studios (utilizing the Sonic Solutions "NoNoise" System)
Post-Production on reissue at The Review Room/NYC
Post-Production monitoring performed using Acoustic Energy AE1 Speakers courtesy of Panor Corporation, Hauppauge, NY
Photography By: Frank Driggs Collection & Duncan P. Schiedt Collection

1-1 (Master Number 39614-A/Originally issued on Brunswick 02602) June 12, 1935
1-2 (39617-A /Decca 494) June 12, 1935
1-3 (60054-A /DE 588) October 12, 1935
1-4 (61001-A /DE 831) April 7, 1936
1-5 (61002-A /DE 1123) April 7, 1936
1-6 (61124-A /DE 830) June 2, 1936
1-7 (61125-A /DE 831) June 2, 1936
1-8 (61126-A /DE 1114) June 2, 1936
1-9 (61361-B /Previously Unissued Take) October 29, 1936
1-10 (61364-A /DE 1032) October 29, 1936
1-11 (61419-A /DE 1061) November 18, 1936
1-12 (61420-A /DE 1062) November 18, 1936
1-13 (61421-A /DE 1062) November 19, 1936
1-14 (61422-B /DE 1061) November 19, 1936
1-15 (61527-A /DE 1123) January 14, 1937
1-16 (62067-B /DE 1220) March 24, 1937
1-17 (62069-A /DE 1273) March 24, 1937
1-18 (62214-B /DE 1302) May 24, 1937
1-19 (62215-A /DE 1302) May 24, 1937
1-20 (62725-A /DE 1521) October 27, 1937
1-21 (62726-A /DE 1681) October 27, 1937
2-1 (62738-A /DE 1586) November 1, 1937
2-2 (62886-A /DE 15039) December 17, 1937
2-3 (62887-A /DE 1587) December 17, 1937
2-4 (62888-A /DE 1716) December 17, 1937
2-5 (62889-A /DE 15039) December 17, 1937
2-6 (62896-A /DE 1596) December 21, 1937
2-7 (62897-A /DE 1596) December 21, 1937
2-8 (63225-A /DE 1669) January 25, 1938
2-9 (63226-A /DE 1669) January 25, 1938
2-10 (63693-A /DE 1840) May 2, 1938
2-11 (63694-A /DE 2721) May 2, 1938
2-12 (63695-A /DE 1899) May 2, 1938
2-13 (63705-B /DE 1806) May 3, 1938
2-14 (63710-B /DE 1967) May 3, 1938
2-15 (63934-A /DE 1894) June 9, 1938
2-16 (63935-A /DE 2080) June 9, 1938
2-17 (63936-A /DE 1894) June 9, 1938
2-18 (64459-A /DE 2021) August 17, 1938
2-19 (64573-A /DE 2105) August 18, 1938
2-20 (64573-A /DE 2105) October 6, 1938
2-21 (64575-A /DE 2309) October 6, 1938
2-22 (64576-A /DE 2148) October 6, 1938

The source materials for this digital reissue have been newly transferred, primarily from original metal parts. A few derive from early tape transfers; "Darktown Strutters' Ball" and "The Dipsy Doodle" are from 78 RPM shellac records provided by Bob Altshuler. Special thanks to Michele Mosler of MCA Recording Studios and Randy Aronson of the MCA tape vaults.

Track 2-15 appears as "Pack Up Your Sins And Got To The Devil" on back inlay. Correct title "Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil" appears inside booklet and on disc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 011105261821
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 1): GRD-618-1 L2A021 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 1): GRD-618-2 S2A241
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 2): GRD-618-1 L2A02P
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 2): GRD-618-2 L2A02K

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