Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald: A Foggy Day
A Foggy Day
Ella and Louis (Universal 9073)
Composed by George & Ira Gershwin.
Recorded: Los Angeles, August 16, 1956
Rating: 96/100 (learn more)
The 1950s boasted many illustrious pairs: Barbie & Ken, Boris & Natasha, Fred & Ethel, Huntley & Brinkley, Ike & Mamie, Lucy & Ricky, Martin & Lewis, Ozzie & Harriet, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Watson & Crick. None, however, outclassed Ella & Louis. Here, from the vicinity of Hollywood & Vine, they cover George & Ira's tribute to the land of Fish & Chips. He & She are as complementary as Bread & Butter and as iconic as the Stars & Stripes. "The age of miracles," each sings agelessly and miraculously, "hadn't passed." Thanks to Ella & Louis, it never shall.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz
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