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

Ella & Louis
Ella & Louis by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year: 1956
Overall rank: 1,108th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 191 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1956 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (24th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,108th)
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Ella & Louis is ranked as the best album by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong.

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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 79.8/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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From 3 days ago
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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