Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (Vol.3 – 1959 – LP)

Verve records

This Song Book was released in 1959 in the form of three LPs, which are quite hard to find. There has been no reissue up to this day. However, the complete set of these LPs is available here in limited quantity.
The arrangements are by Nelson Riddle, and the production is, of course, credited to Norman Granz, who was Ella Fitzgerald’s producer and the founder of Verve Records. This production is a true technical feat for its time. Imagine recording and mixing 59 tracks within eight months using the technological means of 1959. Despite being marked by the technical limitations of that era, the result is remarkable. Moreover, considering that LPs of that time were quite fragile, they have managed to withstand the test of time without suffering much. Continue to read here!