Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis
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1956 Ratings: #2
October 1, 1956 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vocal Jazz / Genres
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Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong / Primary Artists
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[I invite you to read Ella Fitzgerald's review of her album released the same year, as well as my review of Armstong's 1954 album.]

In 1956, Ella Fitzgerarld is at her peak, or at least she's very close to it, she just released 1 or 2 months ago one of her classic solo "album" Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book, one of the greatest American Songbook in music history. As for Louis Armstrong, he has to reinvent himself while remaining faithful to his principles because ... read more
As the cover suggests , these two musical masterminds in the form of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong feel like plainspoken folks that happen to be gifted with Godly voices. This duo is quietly dynamite, their voices don't explode outside of their music but seem to be very comfortable within the confines of their limitations and its one helluva sensation. They both have their own ground in this album and rarely cross over their own. With many duets I often have the feeling that they try to ... read more
This album transcends the test of time
What a beautiful jazz collaboration between two legends. This album absolutely holds up after more than sixty years, which is a mind-blowing thought.

Favorite track: Isn't This A Lovely Day?
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Added on: July 19, 2016