Sunday, 28 August 2016

LP Artwork: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Song Book

Here's a selection of the different artwork that appeared on various LP and EP releases from Ella Fitzgerald's second song book series celebrating the pinnacle of Great American Songbook composers.

The Rodgers & Hart album - a two LP set - was recorded between August 21st and 31st 1956 featuring arrangements by Buddy Bregman who had worked with Ella on the preceding Cole Porter Song Book.

Producer Norman Granz had wanted Nelson Riddle to handle the arrangements but he was under contract to another label and his work schedule wouldn't allow it so the young Bregman landed the arranger and conductor role for these two projects.

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