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Celebrate the music of The First Lady of Song along with Emmy winner, Grammy nominee and acclaimed Ella Fitzgerald biographer Geoffrey Mark. Each episode of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella focuses on a particular theme or aspect of Ella's seven-decade recording legacy, along with behind the scenes details, incisive commentary, showbiz anecdotes, and more.

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    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

Celebrate the music of The First Lady of Song along with Emmy winner, Grammy nominee and acclaimed Ella Fitzgerald biographer Geoffrey Mark. Each episode of Geoffrey Mark Plays Ella focuses on a particular theme or aspect of Ella's seven-decade recording legacy, along with behind the scenes details, incisive commentary, showbiz anecdotes, and more.

    Ella: Live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1972

    Ella: Live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1972

    This week: Geoff brings you highlights of Ella's live concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1972, one of the most magnificent performances of her career, a mixture of new songs and classic tunes featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra plus arrangements by bassist Jim Hugh Hart and by Ella herself. Tracks include L.O.V.E. (Live / 1972), Begin The Beguine (Live / 1972), You've Got A Friend (Live / 1972), What's Going On (Live / 1972), Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Live / 1972), Madalena (Live / 1972), Too Darn Hot/It's All Right With Me Now (Live / 1972), Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater), I Can't Stop Loving You (Live / 1972). This edition of GPE was produced by Ed Robertson
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    • 27 min
    Ella: Live at the Santa Monica Civic, Part 2

    Ella: Live at the Santa Monica Civic, Part 2

    This week: Geoff brings you highlights of Ella's live concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1972, one of the most magnificent performances of her career, a mixture of new songs and classic tunes featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra plus arrangements by bassist Jim Hugh Hart and by Ella herself. Tracks include L.O.V.E. (Live / 1972), Begin The Beguine (Live / 1972), You've Got A Friend (Live / 1972), What's Going On (Live / 1972), Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Live / 1972), Madalena (Live / 1972), Too Darn Hot/It's All Right With Me Now (Live / 1972), Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater), I Can't Stop Loving You (Live / 1972). This edition of GPE was produced by Ed Robertson
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    • 17 min
    Ella: Live at the Santa Monica Civic, Part 3

    Ella: Live at the Santa Monica Civic, Part 3

    This week: Geoff brings you highlights of Ella's live concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1972, one of the most magnificent performances of her career, a mixture of new songs and classic tunes featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra plus arrangements by bassist Jim Hugh Hart and by Ella herself. Tracks include L.O.V.E. (Live / 1972), Begin The Beguine (Live / 1972), You've Got A Friend (Live / 1972), What's Going On (Live / 1972), Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Live / 1972), Madalena (Live / 1972), Too Darn Hot/It's All Right With Me Now (Live / 1972), Sanford & Son Theme (The Streetbeater), I Can't Stop Loving You (Live / 1972). This edition of GPE was produced by Ed Robertson
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    • 16 min
    Ella Sings the Blues

    Ella Sings the Blues

    This week: Geoff plays selections from These are the Blues, a selection of blues songs that Ella recorded for Verve Records in 1963, and one of the few occasions in Ella's career in which she performed the blues. Tracks include See, See Rider, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya, Fine And Mellow, Down Hearted Blues, Jail House Blues, In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down), Trouble In Mind, How Long, How Long Blues, plus two live renditions of St. Louis Blues. This edition of GPE was produced by Ed Robertson
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    • 27 min
    Ella Sings the Blues, Part 2

    Ella Sings the Blues, Part 2

    This week: Geoff plays selections from These are the Blues, a selection of blues songs that Ella recorded for Verve Records in 1963, and one of the few occasions in Ella's career in which she performed the blues. Tracks include See, See Rider, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya, Fine And Mellow, Down Hearted Blues, Jail House Blues, In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down), Trouble In Mind, How Long, How Long Blues, plus two live renditions of St. Louis Blues. This edition of GPE was produced by Ed Robertson
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    • 21 min
    Ella Sings the Blues, Part 3

    Ella Sings the Blues, Part 3

    This week: Geoff plays selections from These are the Blues, a selection of blues songs that Ella recorded for Verve Records in 1963, and one of the few occasions in Ella's career in which she performed the blues. Tracks include See, See Rider, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya, Fine And Mellow, Down Hearted Blues, Jail House Blues, In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down), Trouble In Mind, How Long, How Long Blues, plus two live renditions of St. Louis Blues. This edition of GPE was produced by Ed Robertson
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    • 12 min

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