Ella Fitzgerald, Louis ArmstrongCheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings

Label:Verve Records – 00602557627725
4 x CD, Compilation, Reissue
Genre:Jazz, Pop, Stage & Screen
Style:Swing, Vocal, Big Band, Musical


Disc 1 - The Decca Singles / Ella And Louis
1-1You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)
1-2The Frim Fram Sauce
1-3Dream A Little Dream Of Me
1-4Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No)
1-5Necessary Evil
1-7Who Walks In When I Walk Out
1-8Would You Like To Take A Walk (Sump'n Good'll Come From That)
Ella And Louis
1-9Can't We Be Friends
1-10Isn't This A Lovely Day
1-11Moonlight In Vermont
1-12They Can't Take That Away From Me
1-13Under A Blanket Of Blue
1-15A Foggy Day
1-16Stars Fell On Alabama
1-17Cheek To Cheek
1-18The Nearness Of You
1-19April In Paris
Ella And Louis Again
2-1Don't Be That Way
2-2Makin' Whoopee
2-3They All Laughed
2-4Comes Love
2-5Autumn In New York
2-6Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
2-7Stompin' At The Savoy
2-8I Won't Dance
2-9Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
2-10Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
2-11These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
2-12I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
2-13Willow Weep For Me
2-14I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
2-15A Fine Romance
2-16Ill Wind
2-17Love Is Here To Stay
Ella And Louis Again (Cont'd)
3-1I Get A Kick Out Of You
3-2Learnin' The Blues
Porgy And Bess
3-5I Wants To Stay Here
3-6My Man's Gone Now
3-7I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
3-8The Buzzard Song
3-9Bess, You Is My Woman Now
3-10It Ain't Necessarily So
3-11What You Want Wid Bess?
3-12A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
3-13Oh, Doctor Jesus
3-15There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
3-16Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
3-17Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way
Ella And Louis Live
4-1The Memphis Blues (Live From The Chesterfield Show)
Featuring [With]Bing Crosby
4-2You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
4-3Undecided (Live At The Hollywood Bowl)
Decca Extras
4-4You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart) (False Start And Breakdown)
4-5The Frim Fram Sauce (False Starts/Takes 1 and 2)
4-6The Frim Fram Sauce (Alternate Take)
Ella And Louis Again Extras
4-7Makin' Whoopee (Take 1)
4-8Makin' Whoopee (Take 2)
4-9I Get A Kick Out Of You (Run-Through and Take 3 Breakdown)
4-10I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 4)
4-11I Get A Kick Out Of You (Take 13)
4-12Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) (Take 3)
4-13Willow Weep For Me (Take 4)
Porgy And Bess Extras
4-14I Get Plenty O' Nuttin' (Mono Master)
4-15A Woman Is a Sometime Thing (Mono Master)
4-16Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Takes 5 and 6)
4-17Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Take 7)
4-18Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Take 8)
4-19Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Take 9)
4-20Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Insert For Take 9)
4-21Bess, Oh Where's My Bess? (Take 10)
4-22Red-Headed Woman (Instrumental)

Companies, etc.


  • ProducerMilt Gabler (tracks: Disc 1: Tracks 1 - 8, Disc 4: Tracks 2 - 6), Norman Granz (tracks: Disc 1: Tracks 9 - 19, Disc 2: Tracks 1 - 17, Disc 3: Tracks 1 - 17, Disc 4: Tracks 7 - 22)


For the first time, all of Ella & Louis' classic duets are in one place. This 4CD set gathers their timeless three Verve albums newly remastered versions of Ella and Louis, Ella and Louis Again and Porgy and Bess combining them with their eight Decca singles, live recordings from Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl plus several alternates & false starts from the Decca & Verve eras, illuminating their craft & good humor. The set also includes an extensive essay by Ricky Riccardi.

Glass mastering at Sony DADC noted in matrix / runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 602557627725
  • Label Code: LC 01846
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 00602567002543 45 A00 Sony DADC [Universal Logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 00602567002550 12 A00 Sony DADC [Universal Logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): 00602567002567 13 A00 Sony DADC [Universal Logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4): 00602567002574 15 Sony DADC [Universal Logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L555
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L552
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 3): IFPI L553
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 4): IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 948T
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 94V6
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 3): IFPI 94V2
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4): IFPI 947T
  • Rights Society: BIEM / SDRM
  • Other (Disc 1 Label): 00602567002543
  • Other (Disc 2 Label): 00602567002550
  • Other (Disc 3 Label): 00602567002567
  • Other (Disc 4 Label): 00602567002574

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