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ELLA: Circa '69

Come for the classics, stay for the contemporary hits

From Press Release:


On January 20, Mercury Studios will release a special performance with Ella Fitzgerald: Live At Montreux 1969 on CD and LP. Originally released on DVD in 2005, this is the first time this concert is being made available on audio formats. The album can be ordered here.

Live At Montreux 1969 captures Ella’s very first performance at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival – an event that she would return to several times in the years to come. On this special night, she was joined by the Tommy Flanagan Trio for a set list traversing American classics and contemporary hits. Ella delivers her smooth, timeless renditions of “I Won’t Dance” and “That Old Black Magic”, along with her inspired takes on Paul McCartney’s “Hey Jude”, Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”, and Dionne Warwick’s “This Girl’s In Love With You”.



There is no denying the potency of Ella Fitzgerald’s work, from her dynamic, instantly recognizable vocal range to her one-of-a-kind scat-phrasing, which set a precedent for jazz music and beyond. An American treasure of the highest caliber, Fitzgerald’s influence is an essential thread woven into musical history. This is brilliantly displayed on Ella Fitzgerald: Live At Montreux 19

Track Listing:

LP: Side A: 1. Give Me The Simple Life

2. This Girl’s In Love With You

3. I Won’t Dance

4. A Place For Lovers

5. That Old Black Magic

6. I Love You Madly

7. Trouble Is A Man


Side B:

1. Sunshine Of Your Love

2. Well Alright Okay You Win

3. Hey Jude

4. Scat Medley

5. A House Is Not A Home


CD: 1. Give Me The Simple Life

2. This Girl’s In Love With You

3. I Won’t Dance

4. A Place For Lovers

5. That Old Black Magic

6. Useless Landscape

7. I Love You Madly

8. Trouble Is A Man

9. A Man And A Woman

10. Sunshine Of Your Love

11. Well Alright Okay You Win

12. Hey Jude

13. Scat Medley

14. A House Is Not A Home

About Mercury Studios:

Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, globally distribute and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation and collaboration.

ABOUT THE ELLA FITZGERALD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation was created and funded in 1993 by Ella Fitzgerald in order to fulfill her desires to use the fruits of her success to help people of all races, cultures and beliefs. Fitzgerald hoped to make their lives more rewarding, and she wanted to foster a love of reading, as well as a love of music. In addition, she hoped to provide assistance to the at-risk and disadvantaged members of our communities - assistance that would enable them to achieve a better quality of life. The Board of Directors of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation seeks to continue Ella Fitzgerald's goals by making charitable grants serving four major areas of interest: Creating educational and other opportunities for children; fostering a love and knowledge of music; including assistance to students of music the provision of health care; food, shelter and counseling to those in need and specific areas of medical care and research with an emphasis on Diabetes, vision problems and heart disease.

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