Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ella at Mr Kelly's

Scheduled for release on June 6, 2007
- subject to change, and regrettably too late for some of us:

Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Mr Kelly's
Ella Fitzgerald (vc), Lou Levy (p), Max Bennett (b), Gus Johnson (d)
August 10, 1958

Disc 1
1. Your Red Wagon
2. Nice Work If You Can Get It
3. I'm Glad There Is You
4. How Long Has This Been Going On?
5. Across The Alley From The Alamo
6. Perdido
7. The Lady Is A Tramp
8. Bewitched
9. Summertime
10. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
11. St. Louis Blues
12. Witchcraft
13. Love Me Or Leave Me
14. Joe Williams' Blues
15. Porgy And Bess Medley: I Loves You Porgy / Porgy, I's Your Woman (Bess, You Is My Woman Now)
16. How High The Moon

Disc 2
1. Introductions
2. Exactly Like You
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. Stardust
5. 'S Wonderful
6. You Don't Know What Love Is
7. Witchcraft
8. Perdido
9. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
10. My Funny Valentine
11. Anything Goes

This seems a 2CD-box, though it's advertised as a 1CD on most websites.
Even as a 2CD-set, some tracks of the actual concert have not made it to this upcoming release (Oop Bop Sha Bam, Too Close for Comfort et cetera), plus the track's order is different than expected, no doubt due to flaws in the master tapes, which have spent the past 50 years on a shelve.

And, it has happened before that on the day of the scheduled release, record company Verve withdrew from its promise and did not release anything at all. Let's keep our fingers crossed!