365 Days of Album Recommendations – Apr 26

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the Cole Porter Songbook


It was Ella’s birthday yesterday. So I am recommending this album, because it contains my favorite Ella performance of all time.

This is a very hard distinction to make, mind you, and obviously. She delivered interstellar performances in the thousands. She was a living goddess. Her voice, and her power to use it, were gifts from the gods.

Still, this song is my favorite of them all.

The album is legendary, and justifiably so. It was Ella’s first recording for Verve. It was the first in the series that would become known as the Songbook series. It is now in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

It also contains my favorite Ella song of all time.

Miss Otis Regrets.

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