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February 13, 2015

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Ella Fitzgerald | Mack the Knife — Ella in Berlin

February 13, 2015

Recorded at the height of her powers, Mack the Knife — Ella in Berlin is the definitive answer to the question “Who is Ella Fitzgerald?” It’s an education spread across nine tracks, highlighting everything that made Fitzgerald the greatest American singer of her time. By 1960, Fitzgerald had recorded standards from the songbooks of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart; all are represented here though Gershwin does triple duty. On the haunting one-two punch of…

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