Ella & Louis (studio album) by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella & Louis by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year: 1956
Overall rank: 1,183rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 206 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1956 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (24th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,183rd)
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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - 3 x CD Box Set - 54 Tracks - 2000
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Time left: 8m 26s
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ELLA FITZGERALD/LOUIS ARMSTRONG: PLATINUM COLLECTION (CD.)
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ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG 36 Outstanding Jazz Tracks (1998, 2cd)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.6/100, a mean average of 79.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 12/22/2021 13:35
A magnificent duo, the execution of these songs are simply astonishing. The moods and vibes created are so cool and beautiful. Ellas voice is out of this world.
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From 11/25/2021 19:34
The main strength of this album for me is just how good the vocal chemistry between Ella and Louis is.

I read somewhere that this is one of Bjork's favourite records
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From 11/11/2021 17:13
I think this is such a super underrated album.
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From 10/19/2020 23:36
Profundidade e fluidez, contraste e ritmo. Tem muita música nesse álbum!
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From 10/26/2019 15:17
Such a perfect collab makes nearly every song here a classic. Ella's absolutely wonderful Voice and Louis's deep tone, both in his playing and in his singing completes each other in a unique way, never quite to be done again.

For the majority of us in this site, this album represents a part of recent history of human relationships that we don't really know how It was, so hearing songs like "Cheek to Cheek" feels as If we were travelling in a time were everything, to us, seemed so simple.
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From 08/15/2019 18:06
Awesome collaboration.

Favorites: Can't We Be Friends, Under A Blanket Of Blue, Cheek To Cheek.
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From 06/19/2016 04:31
I usually prefer instrumental bop influenced jazz, finding the pop influenced vocal jazz music to be lacking in much depth, bu this album is definitely an exception. The interplay between the two voices and between Ella's singing and Louis' trumpet are exceptional. As well, the backing band does a terrific job, particularly Oscar Peterson on the piano. An excellent and smooth pop album from the jazz era.
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From 12/12/2014 08:39
Really a great album and an interpretational classic / Ella and Louis are great vocalists who complement each other beatifully (Ella's velvet and Satchmo's roar of thunder).
Definitely recommendable to hear on a rainy Sunday or e.g. here at Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all music lovers and thank you so much to the creators for a great community.
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From 03/13/2013 19:37
5 first songs they do omgoddishly. and the ender. the rest is good too. nothing bad here.
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Best Albums of 1956
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2. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
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