These Are the Blues


These Are the Blues

Infobox Album | Name = These are the Blues
Type = Album
Artist = Ella Fitzgerald

| Released = 1963
Recorded = October 28-29, 1963
Genre = Jazz, Blues
Length = 41:34
Label = Verve Records
Producer = Norman Granz
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:ob851vg8zzva link] | Last album = "Ella and Basie!"
(1963)
This album = " These are the Blues "
(1963)
Next album = "Hello, Dolly!"
(1964) |

"These are the Blues" is a 1963 (see 1963 in music) studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, featuring the trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and the organist Wild Bill Davis.

The album is notable as Ella's only attempt at recording an entire album of blues songs, a genre in which she is not generally considered a notable singer.

Track listing

For the 1991 Verve CD reissue 829536-2
# “Jailhouse Blues” (Bessie Smith , Clarence Williams) – 5:25
# “In the Evening” (When the Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr, Don Raye) – 4:27
# “See See Rider” (Ma Rainey) – 2:39
# “You Don't Know My Mind” (Henry Gray, Virginia Liston, Williams) – 4:49
# “Trouble in Mind” (Richard M. Jones) – 3:31
# “How Long, How Long Blues” (Leroy Carr) – 3:57
# “Cherry Red” (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) – 4:09
# “Downhearted Blues” (Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter) – 3:08
# “St. Louis Blues” (W.C Handy) – 6:28
# “Hear Me Talkin' to Ya” (Louis Armstrong) – 3:01

Personnel

Recorded October 28-29, 1963, A&R Studios, NYC
* Ella Fitzgerald - Vocals
* Roy Eldridge - Trumpet
* Wild Bill Davis - Organ
* Herb Ellis - Guitar
* Ray Brown - Bass
* Gus Johnson - Drums


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