Ella Fitzgerald And Louis ArmstrongElla And Louis

Label:Verve Records – B0033748-01, UMe – B0033748-01, Verve Records – MG V-4003, Verve Records – MGV-4003, Verve Records – MGV 4003
Series:Acoustic Sounds Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, 180g, Gatefold
Style:Easy Listening, Swing


A1Can't We Be Friends
Written-BySwift*, James*
A2Isn't This A Lovely Day
A3Moonlight In Vermont
Written-ByBlackburn*, Suessdorf*
A4They Can't Take That Away From Me
Written-ByGeorge And Ira Gershwin*
A5Under A Blanket Of Blue
Written-ByNeiburg*, Livingston*, Symes*
Written-ByLawrence*, Gross*
B1A Foggy Day
Written-ByGeorge And Ira Gershwin*
B2Stars Fell On Alabama
Written-ByPerkins*, Parish*
B3Cheek To Cheek
B4The Nearness Of You
Written-ByCarmichael*, Washington*
B5April In Paris
Written-ByHarburg*, Duke*

Companies, etc.



A Verve Records release; Originally released in 1956 on Verve Records
© 2022 UMG Recordings, Inc.
Made in U.S.A.

Photographs of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald © Philip Stern Trust

Runouts are etched: "STERLING" stamped.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02435 97233 6
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 602435972336
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Other (On hype sticker): STDACOUST2
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): MG V-4003 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): MG V-4003 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): 50,078
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): 50,079
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): B0033748-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): B0033748-01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): RKS STERLING B0033748-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): RKS STERLING B0033748-01 B

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Ella And Louis (LP, Album, Mono)His Master's VoiceCLP 1098UK1956
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Ella Y Louis (LP)Orfeo (3)V 2005Argentina1956
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Ella And Louis (LP, Album, Mono)Verve RecordsMG V-4003Australia1956
New Submission
Ella And Louis (LP, Album, Mono)His Master's VoiceCLP 1098UK1956
Recently Edited
Ella And Louis (LP, Album, Mono)Verve RecordsMG V-4003US1956
  • SpyderTracks's avatar
    My copy was perfect, bought from a reputable dealer in the UK at a good price. Perfectly flat, silent background. Beautiful pressing and just such a stunning record, these two are amongst my all time favorites and then you go and put them together for just monumental recordings that are so timeless. Wonderful, thank you Chad, keep doing the good stuff!
    • Warnapp's avatar
      My copy is slightly warped, nothing inacceptable but that’s a bit disappointing, considering theses reissues are getting (very) expensive here in France. Also, the noise floor is quite noticeable and there are some annoying tics and pops throughout. I didn’t clean it for the moment, hope it’ll improve things a bit, because the music and mastering are superb !
      • vinyl2016buyer's avatar
        How does it compare to the 45rpm word words words
        • DeathToTheStrikebox's avatar
          How does this pressing compare to the 2013 Verve "Back To Black" reissue?
          • tra4411's avatar
            Is this mono? I don't see an indicator anywhere on the album cover or record. Thanks!
            • stevbussey's avatar
              +1 for a warped copy. I know Chad is one of the good guys, but c'mon...get your house in order pls.
              • srwilson's avatar
                This is my first ever pressing of this record in fact I hadn't heard it before this. I have quite a bit of Ella records but never really took to Louis. Well that changed with this release. What a marvelous pairing and they really play off each other well. I loved every tune. Louis in particular has incredible presence and the whole affair is just a joy. Really superb Verve sound, and though I don't have others to compare to, I could highly recommend this pressing, which was just about perfect.
                • ausgraeme's avatar
                  What a delight this record is! Ella & Louis really sound as though they are standing next to each other singing just like the photograph on the inside of the gatefold cover. The vocals are brought very much to the forefront on this recording and there is an incredible amount of clarity here right down to background noises and in particular Armstrong’s vocals are really an “in the room” experience.
                  A great selection of songs which suit the duet format very well and the band supports the singers tastefully and with a nice swinging style.
                  As with all the other records I’ve bought from this series, the vinyl is near perfectly pressed and free of any major blemishes. Highly recommended If this era of vocal jazz is your kind of thing.
                  • zackswax's avatar
                    Flat, silent, and beautifully mastered. I have yet to get one of these AS Series reissues that doesn't sound incredible. The best bang for your buck in audiophile jazz, maybe ever.
                    • jeffmcduffie's avatar
                      My copy sounds wonderful, but I'm really tired of filing down the spindle holes from AS releases before I can get them on my turntable.



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