Chip Deffaa
June 28, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Love Songs: Best of the Verve Songbooks

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Ella Fitzgerald
Producers
Verve
genre
Reissues, Jazz

We gave it an A

In terms of tonal beauty, Ella Fitgerald’s voice was its most sublime from the mid ’50s to early ’60s, during which she recorded the landmark ”songbook” albums. Savor her sailing freely above Buddy Bregman’s potent studio band on Rodgers and Hart’s ”Lover,” or tenderly touching down upon the words ”and maybe…a baby” in Irving Berlin’s ”How About Me.” A

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