Lady Be Good: Ella Fitzgerald Sings Gershwin - CD
In 1959, Ella Fitzgerald embarked on a highly ambitious project: a five album set devoted entirely to the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Backed by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Fitzgerald sang 59 of the pair's compositions in her inimitable style. Ira Gershwin later commented that he had "never known how good our songs were until I heard Ella sing them." With great care and affection we have recreated ten songs from that remarkable album with our very own big band. Step into Ms. Fitzgerald's shoes and sing these great Gershwin standards!