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Ella Fitzgerald The Best Of The Songbooks

Reviewing: Ella Fitzgerald The Best Of The Songbooks  |  Rating:
May Monten By May Monten on
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I recently became interested in jazz singers. I got this CD out of the library. It's wonderful! Ella's voice is like warm honey.

My favorite tracks are The Lady is a Tramp; Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered; They Can't Take That Away from Me; and I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.

I'm not any kind of expert in jazz -- I just like it, mostly from having heard it in cafes. The songs on this CD are totally accessible; I enjoyed them on the first hearing. They also have staying power; I listened to them many times without getting tired of them.

Ella is amazing. Offhand, I can't think of any contemporary female vocalist who even comes close. I strongly recommend this CD for anyone who likes -- or who thinks they might like -- the music of her era.