We’re a little shocked that it took us this long to feature a tune from the catalog sung by the First Lady of Song, but better late than never as they say.
We continue this week with another gem from the great West Coast arranger Marty Paich and his work with arguably the greatest singer the U.S. has ever produced, Ella Fitzgerald.
A stunning album,Whisper Not, was recorded on July 20, 1966 at United Western Recorders in Hollywood with the great Shelly Manne on drums. It would become Ella’s last studio album for Verve Records and Marty Paich (arranger for Sinatra, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond) delivered a dozen beautifully arranged standards including Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh‘s “I’ve Got Your Number”.
Originally written for the Broadway musical, Little Me, the song has also been recorded by the likes of Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, and Jill Sobule.
Notoriously shy, it’s been said that Ella usually kept to herself between gigs and rehearsals. Fitzgerald later explained, “I don’t want to say the wrong thing, which I always do, but I think I do better when I sing”. Yes Ella, you do just fine!
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