Skip to comments.Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong Cheek to Cheek
Posted on 10/10/2009 3:28:42 PM PDT by fiscon1
the greatest combo of voices ever imo.
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I liked it very much.
However, it seemed strange without the foul language, “N” word, ghetto speak, gang banging, cop killing, sex, white hating, rape and riot stuff.
But then, those were the old days, long ago, back when there was REAL hope and change.
Try Brooke Benton and Dinah Washington “You got What It Takes”;
Also, Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt, “All I need to Know”;
Also, Nino Tempo and April Stevens, “Deep Purple”;
Also, Ray Charles, Betty Carter — “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”;
Also, Johnny Cash and June Carter, “Jackson”;
Also, Steve Lawrence and Eyde Gorme — “This Could be the Start of Something Big”.
Just a few for further consideration, with no disparagement of Satchmo and Ella, at all!
Love Ella! She could sing the phone book and it would sound great!
Jackie Cain and Roy Kral: “Are You Real?”
I know a few of those but Louis deep voice is so unique and Ella had the most beautiful voice I’ve ever heard, and that combination is absolutely amazing.
That would a cool subject to debate, best male/female duos.
Those are all good!!!
Brook Benton mentioned there - I just tried to post a thread about the death of Shelby Singleton, and couldn’t get it to work. (Shelby worked with Brook during his time at Mercury Records.) I did a search and couldn’t find anything about it - I enjoyed the Rusty Wier article today, well written, informative - but was surprised to find nothing about Shelby. Granted, not a household name, but what would music have been without him?
Brook Benton was ABSOLUTELY, BAR NONE, the crooner-man of all time. And it’s hard to get any slinkier than Dinah Washington! Thanks!
I think this is a great wedding song.
Ella is the greatest. She is my muse.
I was just listening to Cry me a River before I hit this thread.
Their disc on Super Audio CD is nothing short of a masterpiece.
"Stardust" is simply a brilliantly sung song. I happen to have a "dry" version without all the added echo/reverb on the final commercial version. It includes all the pre-singing studio chatter with the engineer and others. Best sonic version I've ever heard although not commercially available.
“That would a cool subject to debate, best male/female duos.”
There have been so many good ones. Perhaps the most interesting one I ever heard was B.B. King and Diane Schuur. It makes no sense on the surface. Black/white, blues/jazz, different generations. But when I heard it playing on the speakers in a restaurant, the only thing I really heard was MALE/FEMALE. He sounds so manly, and she sounds so feminine. Everything else disappears into the background.
A beautiful one for sure.
I totally concur.
I totally concur.
Nat and Frank are great fo’ sho’; but I’ve gotta stay with Brook Benton:
Just for a sample...
“Nat and Frank are great fo sho; but Ive gotta stay with Brook Benton:”
I checked that out, it’s pretty good. For that same type of crooner, though, I would go for Arthur Prysock and Jerry Butler over Brook. Brook has a lot of great records, but he just seems so stiff.
I think he was supposed to be the younger generation’s Cole - he may have even written one of Nat’s later hits, but can’t remember the title at this moment.
Here’s a nice one. *ping*
Jerry Butler did the definitive version of “Moon River.”
The reason I think they’re the best combo is the combination of voices is absolutely amazing. Frank is by far my favorite and I like him much more than Louis Armstrong however Armstrong has such a distinct and low voice and that combined with Ella is amazing.
“What would a cool subject to debate, best male/female duos.
Of course, nobody does duets like the country artists of the 60s and 70s. Everyone thinks of George and Tammy because they were married and one of the great love/hate stories of the business. But before Tammy met George, she sang My Elusive Dreams with David Houston. I was just looking at this on YouTube last night. I always thought she sang beter with David than George. In fact, the blend of Tammy’s and David’s voices was one of the best I’ve ever heard. I was really pleased to see that a lot of the comments on YouTube echoed my feelings about that.
Loretta and Conway were the most fun, Porter and Dolly were wonderful, I still like Tammy and David. For another amazing blend of voices - Dottie West and Don Gibson. Rings of Gold. Wow. And Waylon Jennings and Anita Carter. Well, Anita Carter and anyone.....
“Jerry Butler did the definitive version of Moon River.
NO KIDDING!! Is that not one of the most wonderful things ever recorded? You simply cannot say that enough times. I’ve always loved Jerry, and felt like he never got the respect due him. (Oh, and since we’re talking about duets, we forgot about Jerry and Betty Everett “Let It Be Me.”) People like Lou Rawls always overshadowed Jerry, but they were never better. And like with a lot of others, just having survived and kept on working, Jerry is now getting the respect he should have had 20/30 years ago. The best thing that ever happened was when they had him MC some of those Doo Wop Shows - he was on display for all the world to see his elegance and eloquence. And he did not disappoint.
That was thoughtful of you. I love that song. Thanks!
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