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Let No Man Write My Epitaph [200g 45rpm 2LP] by Ella Fitzgerald
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Artist/Band:Ella Fitzgerald
Name:Let No Man Write My Epitaph [200g 45rpm 2LP]
Cat No.:APLPV4043-45
Performed by:Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)
Paul Smith (piano)
Description:Stereophile 2014 Record 2 Die 4!
Limited edition 200 gram, 45 rpm mono 2 LP set!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes and pressed at QRP!


Considered one of Ella Fitzgerald's greatest recordings, she's backed on this 1960 release by pianist Paul Smith alone. Let No Man Write My Epitaph was a 1960 Hollywood movie featuring Fitzgerald. In this very intimate setting, the album hits at a depth of emotional understanding that critics often complained was missing in Ella's reading of jazz lyrics, and once again establishes her as one of the supreme interpreters of the Great American Songbook.

This album is one of those rare recordings that are often overlooked because of its relative obscurity. Of the thirteen songs recorded and presented here, only three were actually used in the film. Ella performs tracks like "Misty," "Angel Eyes," "Black Coffee" and a host of others with breathtaking finesse. Paul Smith's sensitive accompaniment is superb. If you had to have one Ella Fitzgerald record, as everyone should, this would surely be a worthy candidate.

Originally released in 1960. This vinyl reissue released by Analogue Productions in 2013.

Album Tracks:
1. Black Coffee
2. Angel Eyes
3. I Cried For You
4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
5. Then You've Never Been Blue
6. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
7. My Melancholy Baby
8. Misty
9. September Song
10. One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)
11. Who's Sorry Now
12. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
13. Reach For Tomorrow
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