Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella

Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella

Celebrate the music of The First Lady of Song along with Emmy winner, Grammy nominee and acclaimed Ella Fitzgerald biographer Geoffrey Mark. Each episode of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella focuses on a particular theme or aspect of Ella's seven-decade recording legacy, along with behind the scenes details, incisive commentary, showbiz anecdotes, and more.

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January 25, 2023 27 min

This week: Geoff brings you highlights of Ella's live concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1972, one of the most magnificent performances of her career, a mixture of new songs and classic tunes featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra plus arrangements by bassist Jim Hugh Hart and by Ella herself. Tracks include L.O.V.E. (Live / 1972), Begin The Beguine (Live / 1972), You've Got A Friend (Live / 1972), What's ...

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This week: Geoff brings you highlights of Ella's live concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1972, one of the most magnificent performances of her career, a mixture of new songs and classic tunes featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra plus arrangements by bassist Jim Hugh Hart and by Ella herself. Tracks include L.O.V.E. (Live / 1972), Begin The Beguine (Live / 1972), You've Got A Friend (Live / 1972), What's ...

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This week: Geoff brings you highlights of Ella's live concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1972, one of the most magnificent performances of her career, a mixture of new songs and classic tunes featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra plus arrangements by bassist Jim Hugh Hart and by Ella herself. Tracks include L.O.V.E. (Live / 1972), Begin The Beguine (Live / 1972), You've Got A Friend (Live / 1972), What's ...

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January 15, 2023 27 min

This week: Geoff plays selections from These are the Blues, a selection of blues songs that Ella recorded for Verve Records in 1963, and one of the few occasions in Ella's career in which she performed the blues. Tracks include See, See Rider, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya, Fine And Mellow, Down Hearted Blues, Jail House Blues, In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down), Trouble In Mind, How Long, How Long Blues, plus two live renditi...

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January 15, 2023 21 min

This week: Geoff plays selections from These are the Blues, a selection of blues songs that Ella recorded for Verve Records in 1963, and one of the few occasions in Ella's career in which she performed the blues. Tracks include See, See Rider, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya, Fine And Mellow, Down Hearted Blues, Jail House Blues, In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down), Trouble In Mind, How Long, How Long Blues, plus two live renditi...

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January 15, 2023 12 min

This week: Geoff plays selections from These are the Blues, a selection of blues songs that Ella recorded for Verve Records in 1963, and one of the few occasions in Ella's career in which she performed the blues. Tracks include See, See Rider, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya, Fine And Mellow, Down Hearted Blues, Jail House Blues, In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down), Trouble In Mind, How Long, How Long Blues, plus two live renditi...

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December 25, 2022 21 min

This week: Geoff plays select cuts from Ella Fitzgerald: Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall, which the First Lady of Song recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1973. Tracks include: I've Gotta Be Me, Down in the Depths (on the Ninetieth Floor), Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today), Smooth Sailing, Indian Summer, Taking a Chance on Love, These Foolish Things, Good Morning Heartache, Lemon Drop...

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December 25, 2022 20 min

This week: Geoff plays select cuts from Ella Fitzgerald: Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall, which the First Lady of Song recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1973. Tracks include: I've Gotta Be Me, Down in the Depths (on the Ninetieth Floor), Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today), Smooth Sailing, Indian Summer, Taking a Chance on Love, These Foolish Things, Good Morning Heartache, Lemon Drop...

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December 25, 2022 21 min

This week: Geoff plays select cuts from Ella Fitzgerald: Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall, which the First Lady of Song recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1973. Tracks include: I've Gotta Be Me, Down in the Depths (on the Ninetieth Floor), Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today), Smooth Sailing, Indian Summer, Taking a Chance on Love, These Foolish Things, Good Morning Heartache, Lemon Drop...

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December 25, 2022 14 min

This week: Geoff plays select cuts from Ella Fitzgerald: Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall, which the First Lady of Song recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York City in 1973. Tracks include: I've Gotta Be Me, Down in the Depths (on the Ninetieth Floor), Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable to Lunch Today), Smooth Sailing, Indian Summer, Taking a Chance on Love, These Foolish Things, Good Morning Heartache, Lemon Drop...

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December 12, 2022 16 min

This week: The second of two programs featuring selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the offbeat album that Ella recorded live on a humid summer day in 1964 in the south of France on the Riviera, and which featured arrangements by Tommy Flanagan and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks this week include I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'Azur)), Goody, Goody (Live (7/29/64-Cote D&#...

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December 12, 2022 13 min

This week: The second of two programs featuring selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the offbeat album that Ella recorded live on a humid summer day in 1964 in the south of France on the Riviera, and which featured arrangements by Tommy Flanagan and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks this week include I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'Azur)), Goody, Goody (Live (7/29/64-Cote D&#...

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December 12, 2022 13 min

This week: The second of two programs featuring selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the offbeat album that Ella recorded live on a humid summer day in 1964 in the south of France on the Riviera, and which featured arrangements by Tommy Flanagan and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks this week include I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'Azur)), Goody, Goody (Live (7/29/64-Cote D&#...

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December 12, 2022 18 min

This week: The second of two programs featuring selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the offbeat album that Ella recorded live on a humid summer day in 1964 in the south of France on the Riviera, and which featured arrangements by Tommy Flanagan and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks this week include I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket (Live (7/28/64-Cote D'Azur)), Goody, Goody (Live (7/29/64-Cote D&#...

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December 1, 2022 20 min

This week: Geoff whisks us away to the French Riviera to play selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the only live album that Ella Fitzgerald recorded, featuring arrangements by the Tommy Flanagan trio and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks include Day In, Day Out (Live At Cote d'Azur, France / 1964), Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'Azur)), People (Live 7/29/64), I Love Being Her...

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December 1, 2022 15 min

This week: Geoff whisks us away to the French Riviera to play selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the only live album that Ella Fitzgerald recorded, featuring arrangemnts by the Tommy Flanagan trio and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks include Day In, Day Out (Live At Cote d'Azur, France / 1964), Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'Azur)), People (Live 7/29/64), I Love Being Here...

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December 1, 2022 18 min

This week: Geoff whisks us away to the French Riviera to play selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the only live album that Ella Fitzgerald recorded, featuring arrangements by the Tommy Flanagan trio and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks include Day In, Day Out (Live At Cote d'Azur, France / 1964), Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'Azur)), People (Live 7/29/64), I Love Being Her...

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December 1, 2022 9 min

This week: Geoff whisks us away to the French Riviera to play selections from Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (1964), the only live album that Ella Fitzgerald recorded, featuring arrangements by the Tommy Flanagan trio and special guest Roy Eldridge on trumpet. Tracks include Day In, Day Out (Live At Cote d'Azur, France / 1964), Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (Live (7/29/64-Cote D'Azur)), People (Live 7/29/64), I Love Being Her...

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Host Geoffrey Mark plays the music of Ella Fitzgerald. This week: A salute to The Best Is Yet to Come, the final studio album that Ella recorded with the great composer Nelson Riddle. Tracks this segment include The Best Is Yet To Come, Don't Be That Way, God Bless The Child, Any Old Time, You're Driving Me Crazy, Good-bye, Autumn In New York, I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone, Deep Purple, Somewhere In The Night. This editi...

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November 22, 2022 19 min

Host Geoffrey Mark plays the music of Ella Fitzgerald. This week: A salute to The Best Is Yet to Come, the final studio album that Ella recorded with the great composer Nelson Riddle. Tracks this segment include The Best Is Yet To Come, Don't Be That Way, God Bless The Child, Any Old Time, You're Driving Me Crazy, Good-bye, Autumn In New York, I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone, Deep Purple, Somewhere In The Night. This editi...

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