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Recordings Section 7 : Others 1 (5-6 Fields tracks) (Item 8 of 8)

Jerome Kern Songbook: Ella Fitzgerald

A joyous listen from start to finish. It's too bad that Ella did not explore more of the Kern treasurehouse. The glorious purity of her tone across the register delivers the gorgeous Kern melodies to perfection in these Nelson Riddle arrangements.

The four Fields entries are as follows:

The Way You Look Tonight – I agree with liner note writer Dan Morgenstern when he complains that the tempo is just too slow in this arrangement.
A Fine Romance – an extremely swinging fine romance, but the lyrics and the comic sarcasm come through.
Remind Me – some find this to be Fields' best lyric, and there are few better versions than this.
You Couldn't Be Cuter – the jewel of the collection, and not just because of its relative rarity. “What'll they tell me? Exactly!” – colloquial Fields at her best. A disgraceful charm.

Fields tracks: A Fine Romance, I'll Be Hard To Handle, You Couldn't Be Cuter, Remind Me, The Way You Look Tonight

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