Monday, November 24, 2008

Ella and Louis- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

How extra special great is it that the universe brought these two together? I mean, could a collision of talent be any more exquisite than this pair? People called Ella "Satin" and Louis "Sandpaper" but put them together and it's pure magic. Plus the background combo, first class guys, is led by the one and only Oscar Peterson. "Under A Blanket Of Blue" is my favorite song, followed by "Tenderly", "The Nearness Of You","The Stars Fell On Alabama" hell, they're all winners.  This LP has been repressed on 180 gram vinyl if you want to treat yourself. Go ahead, it's the holidays! It's Satchmo and Ella for God's sake! This LP is also fairly easy to find in used record stores. I've had mine for a long time. Got it at Amoeba Music. This is a great gift too, for expressing the true spirit of the holidays. turntable not included. 

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