Ella Fitzgerald Sings Cole Porter
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I've been searching for ever, I can't find a karaoke version of Let's do it, Let's fall in love by cole porter. I need to practice for my audition next week, and I'm going to have a piano player that they will provide. But I don't know one that I can practice with before then. Anyone have any suggestion/ideas?
I have sheet music already, I just need something to sing along too, and I checked youtube, I couldn't find any karaoke version.
Here are the words to the song, which is called "Let's Do It":
See if your library has a CD of one of the several (or many, depending on how you look at it) singers who've sung Cole Porter songs. Often an album will have something like "American Songbook" in the title, although it might simply have "Nat King Cole Sings Cole Porter." I have Ella Fitzgerald singing Cole Porter. Why not check a CD out of your library? Otherwise, I'll bet someplace online like iTunes has at least one version.
Also, you can check YouTube for various versions.
Break a leg!
I was told to listen to these 2 artists for class, but i don't know which of their songs are good! Any suggestions? Thanks!
I don't know where to even begin. My head is swarming. Ella was of the most definitive artists in Jazz and beyond. Her phrasing, range, vibrato, style, tone and that SCATTIN!
Exuberant Excellence the only way to describe the Queen of Jazz.
I'll start with this one. Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbL9vr4Q2LU
I was watching one night (PBS) in the mid 1970s and her rendition of this one blew me completly away. My mouth literally dropped open, I sat mesmerized.
Blues In The Night – Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IG8dNZIcvQ
These two defined the brilliance of her talent. But my God, thousands more. Her entire songbooks. (Mind You of Just These artists). The link only has samples of the songs, copy & paste titles into YT search for full songs.
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (1956), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Song Book (1956), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book (1958), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Song Book (1961), Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Song Book (1963), and finally, Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964).
The individual who stated easier? Yes Ella's own unique style could of ran circles around ole Franky, but other singers only wished they also could have had Sinatra's Phrasing. Nothing easy about it.
Angel Eyes was my ultimate favorite. Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoA_S4vGlT4
I've Got You Under My Skin, The Lady is a Tramp, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Autumn In New York.
WOW! I Ironically just found this gem posted, but have a feeling it won't last long on YT so enjoy it fast. Yes I like LIVE as you already have seen from Ella's links.
The songs I've listed are among them.
The Main Event – Full show Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_xlyMfs9ZY
On the video (the more part) will give the song list and the order they're in.
Also love The Summer Wind – Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNbUWVDAVRI
That's Life – Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqhYchnDNfA
Honey (I can call you that I'm female lol) I hope to God after your school project you keeping listening. Real Music is a passion. And you're talking to a hippie from the late 60s-early70s. But Thank God for my parents generation of Music. Get a taste from ALL the genre's. You'll be more enriched for it.
So I've been in all classical choirs before now. The next level up is jazz choir and I really want to get into it. I have to audition with a jazz tune called "Night and Day". I sound like really classical when I sing it, so how can I make my singing voice sound more jazzy? Like my tone doesn't match the song. Do you have any tips?
The vibrato is not broad, move the sound a bit more forward, think mellow rather than bright. An occasional melisma or slur, a bit of improvised melody around the original.
On this page find a short bit of the fabulous Ella Fitzgerald singing it:
Cat sings Ella with Cat Simoni – Artslink.co.za News (press release)
Cat sings Ella with Cat SimoniArtslink.co.za News (press release)The Story of Ella Fitzgerald is told by London's Jazz Cat from 13-24 May at Auto and General Theatre on the Square in Sandton. A stage and a Steinway is all Cat Simoni needs to tell … In Cat Sings Ella! She rides the exhilarating rollercoaster of …Cat Sings Ella! Coming in MayMedia Updateall 2 news articles »
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