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SUNNY by Ella Fitzgerald
Arranged by Gerald Wilson
from the album
Things Ain't What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It)
Listen to Ella sing "Sunny" here (1st track on LP) arranged by the great Gerald Wilsonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x7K0wwVUyo
In 1970 Ella recorded her final album for Frank Sinatra's Reprise label, a disc which opened up with five minutes and eighteen seconds of "Sunny", arranged and conducted by Gerald Wilson (the album was produced by Norman Granz - click on Frank Sinatra to see that Frank wanted to purchase Granz's VERVE label; Frank, of course, also covered "Sunny".)
NOTICE THE SIMILAR TITLES TO WILSON'S OWN LP and ELLA'S LP with "SUNNY"
Now the key here is that Gerald Wilson's "You Better Believe It" album was what Bobby Hebb immersed himself in after the passing of Hal Hebb, Bobby's older brother.
You'd Better Believe It by Gerald Wilson (Pacific Jazz, 1961)
Wilson's disc was released in 1961, Ella's in 1970, 9 years later.
In between Bobby would write and record "Sunny".
Things Ain't What They Used to Be is a 1970 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. The final album that Fitzgerald recorded on the Reprise Records label. The album was re-issued on CD with alternative artwork, in 1989. Released together on one CD with Ella's first album recorded for Reprise label, Ella.
|Recorded||May 26-30, 1969|
ELLA FITZGERALD and TOM JONES sing "SUNNY"
by Bobby Hebb on THIS IS TOM JONES TV show
FROM: THIS IS TOM JONES!