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  Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: Ella and Louis
  "Ella & Louis"

Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong
Track listing:
  1. Can't We Be Friends?
2. Isn't This A Lovely Day?
3. Moonlight In Vermont
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
5. Under A Blanket Of Blue
6. Tenderly
7. A Foggy Day
8. Stars Fell On Alabama
9. Cheek To Cheek
10. The Nearness Of You
11. April In Paris
  Jazz - Vocal
  Single Layer
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Review by Whitehall August 3, 2006 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
The right word for this album is "lovable."

The selection of songs is classic. The personalities are enduring. The music just flows like a old friend sharing a nice glass of wine.

Sonically, a touch of tape hiss and otherwise not up to the most modern DSD-direct recording, but overall much better than one can really ask for from performers born in 1901 and 1917.

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Review by Audioflea October 2, 2012 (4 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
If this were vinyl, Id have already burned through 3 copies. This Armstrong/Fitzgerald collaborative in SACD is proof that there is a God and he wants us to be happy. 3rd track; Moonlight in Vermont. Could be the purist and most beautiful thing that I have ever experienced. From beginning to end, this is THE perfect album; reproduced perfectly. Sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. Brilliant effort and the reason we collect.

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Review by JW March 29, 2007 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
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This is the music from my (your?) parents era. The 'archetype' of American Jazz. The recording of especially Armstrong's voice is unbelievable. A few sharp 'esses' here and there but nothing to worry about sonically. You are there. You're listening in on their session. It's that intimate. All the reviews have hit the nail on the head. The line-up here is also pretty impressive: Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich and Herb Ellis. You need to have this disc, period. Even if you don't like jazz :-), it's just one of these things. This is not a disc I would typically listen to a lot, but when called for it's unrivalled at many levels. The music of course is the American Popular Songbook with 'Moonlight in Vermont' and 'Cheek to Cheek' etc etc. Beautiful. A 1956 Classic.

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