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  • Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! Quick View

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    Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!

    Fourteen numbers from the heyday of swing, composed sometime between 1930 and 1945 - played and sung time and time again in ballrooms, or on the radio to advertise biscuits or war bonds, were recorded by Ella in completely new and personal interpretations in 1961. No one should be put off by the rather unfortunate cover. Clap Hands... is absolutely top notch as regards musicality, perfect recording quality, superb accompaniment by a small ensemble, with room for improvisations; it offers a wonderful opportunity to discover something new in these evergreens, despite the occasionally banal lyrics. The songs of this recording conjure up bygone days, with listeners in the 21st century being offered a highly personal homage to one of the most successful periods in the 100-year history of jazz.

    Originally released in 1962.


    Ella Fitzgerald, vocals

    Herb Ellis, guitar

    Gus Johnson, drums

    Stan Levey, drums

    Lou Levy, piano

    Wilfred Middlebrooks, bass

    Joe Mondragon, bass

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    1. Night In Tunisia
    2. You're My Thrill
    3. My Reverie
    4. Stella My Starlight
    5. 'Round Midnite
    6. Jersey Bounce
    7. Signing Off
    8. Cry Me A River
    9. This Year's Kisses
    10. Good Morning Heartache
    11. (I Was) Born To Be Blue
    12. Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
    13. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
    14. Music Goes 'Round And 'Round
    Ella Fitzgerald
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - Sealed Buy Now
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    I Am A Bird Now

    This second full-length features contributions from both Antony's peers (Rufus Wainwright, Devendra Banhart) and heroes (Lou Reed, Boy George). Their involvement reflects both their admiration for Antony and his unique place in the contemporary arts community. Reed asked Antony to perform as part of the small ensemble on Reed's American and European tours, and he gave Antony a solo turn on the Velvet Underground classic Candy Says, an homage to another one of Antony's inspirations, Andy Warhol. In fact, the image adorning the cover of this album is Peter Hujar's striking 1974 photo, Candy Darling On Her Deathbed. Like some unsettling ghost relative of Jeff Buckley and Billie Holiday singing for all the fallen, this is tough, honest, uncompromising beauty and the next great voice in music - Mojo. If a great voice is often said to be an instrument, Antony's is a near orchestra, carrying extremes of emotion, great waves of suffering, tragedy, redemption, and joy - Metro. Look for a full US tour this fall.
    1. Hope There's Someone
    2. My Lady Story
    3. For Today I Am A Boy
    4. Man is the Baby
    5. You Are My Sister
    6. What Can I Do?
    7. Fistfull of Love
    8. Spiralling
    9. Free at Last
    10. Bird Girl
    Antony And The Johnsons
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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