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Ella Fitzgerald: 100 Songs For a Centennial (Verve 2016-00957)

Kirk Silsbee, Verve Records, February 2017

AT FIRST BLUSH, a hundred songs from any artist seems like overkill.  In the case of Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), whose recordings number in the thousands, a hundred is just about enough to take her measure.  The beauty of the proposition is that her Decca and Verve titles, from which this set is compiled, comprise Ella's best and most important recordings.

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