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. It was released together on one CD with Ella's first album recorded for Reprise label, Ella. For the 1970 LP on Reprise Records; RS 6432; Re-issued by Reprise-Warner Bros. in 1989 on CD; Reprise 9 26023-2.
For the Ella Fitzgerald album, see Things Ain't What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It). For the McCoy Tyner album, see Things Ain't What They Used to Be (McCoy Tyner album). For the album by the Prestige Swing Festival featuring Coleman Hawkins, see Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Prestige Swing Festival album). For the musical, see Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be. Instead, he used songs written by his son Mercer and pianist Billy Strayhorn. Strayhorn's compositions of this time include "Take the 'A' Train", "Chelsea Bridge" and "Day Dream" Jazz musician and historian Chris Tyle argues that most likely Mercer Ellington came up with the melody and his father then arranged the song for the band. The song is most often played as an instrumental.
Ella puts her Midas touch on compositions by Randy Newman, Bacharach/David, Harry Nilsson, and Lennon/McCartney, as well as some typical easy listening standards like "Black Coffee," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," "Days of Wine and Roses," and "Manteca. Highlights are three Smokey Robinson compositions: "Get Ready" (where Richard Aplanalp's baritone sax replicates Melvin Franklin's bass part heard on the original by the Temptations), "The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game," and "Ooo Baby Baby. John Lennon, Paul McCartney.
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book. Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Song Book. Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book. Lullabies of Birdland. Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.
Things Ain't What They Used to Be (1970). Ella in Budapest, Hungary (1999)Ella in Budapest, Hungary1999. That was dirty, and if you knew what it was, the American Dialect Society named it the Word of the Twentieth Century. Jazz has proved to be difficult to define, since it encompasses such a wide range of music spanning a period of over 100 years. Attempts have been made to define jazz from the perspective of other musical traditions, in the opinion of Robert Christgau, most of us would say that inventing meaning while letting loose is the essence and promise of jazz.
Got To Get You Into My Life. Written-By – Lennon-McCartney.
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and in. ore . Year: 1971. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be (And You Better Believe It) Album.
|A2||Mas Que Nada||3:47|
|A3||A Man And The Woman||3:14|
|A4||Days Of Wine And Roses||2:20|
|B1||I Heard It Through The Grapevine||3:45|
|B2||Don'T Dream Of Anybody But Me||4:05|
|B3||Things Ain'T What They Used To Be||3:09|
|B4||Willow Weep For Me||4:38|
|B6||Just When We'Re Falling In Love||2:29|
|RLP 6432||Ella Fitzgerald||Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (LP, Album)||Reprise Records||RLP 6432||US||1971|
|RS. 6432||Ella Fitzgerald||Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (LP, Album)||Reprise Records||RS. 6432||France||1971|
|Y8R 6432||Ella Fitzgerald||Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (8-Trk, Album)||Reprise Records||Y8R 6432||UK||1971|
|COL-CD-7773||Ella Fitzgerald||Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (CD, Album)||Collectables||COL-CD-7773||US||2006|
|RS 6432||Ella Fitzgerald||Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It) (LP, Album)||Reprise Records||RS 6432||US||1971|