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We Love Ella! A Tribute To The First Lady Of Song DVD
We Love Ella A Tribute To The First Lady Of Song DVD
Actor: Various
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
UR     2007

This tribute DVD features a powerhouse gathering of music icons and sensational new voices spanning jazz, rock, R&B and gospel. The show premiered on PBS - June 6th, the day after the Verve Records CD release of We All...  more »

     
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Actor: Various
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Pop, Jazz
Studio: Verve
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/17/2007
Original Release Date: 11/04/1972
Theatrical Release Date: 11/04/1972
Release Year: 2007
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Ella would be proud
Blue Sage | New Mexico, USA | 08/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Surprising that only one person so far has reviewed We Love Ella! This is not your usual boring tribute to a sublime talent. There was not a false note. The arrangements were superb. One might complain that there could have been more performance footage of Ella, but some of the numbers might have been cut and that would have been too bad. Except for Nancy Wilson -- who wisely modified her performance to Ella's simpler style -- We Love Ella! featured mostly young performers with great pipes really making things swing! Biggest surprise of the night: Wynonna Judd's sexy, show-stopping rendition of "Ain't Misbehavin'" And Liz Wright was surely channeling Ella direct from the Pearly Gates!"
Great Performances!
Uncle Andrew | New York, NY | 10/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a fan of Ella and the songs she sang, this video will make you smile for days. It has some terrific performances by a variety of singers. Of note are the performances by Ledisi, Liz Wright and the beautiful Monica Mancini. The band is the USC Jazz Orchestra. Those kids are having the experience of a lifetime to play for and with some of those great artists. You can't go wrong putting this DVD in your player."
Nice Concert
JazzyVocalAppreciator | Dublin, OH United States | 07/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this on PBS and liked it much more than I thought I would. Singers I've always found hopelessly boring such as Patti Austin and Monica Mancini were good and held my attention. I especially liked Natalie Cole's vocal riffs in her duet on Mr. Paganini with Austin. The highlight, besides the Ella clips, was Nancy Wilson singing Someone To Watch Over Me. She put her mannerisms in check and gave a disciplined, moving performance and truly deserved the standing ovation she received. She looked gorgeous too. I would have preferred seeing some of Ella Fitzgerald's stylistic descendents such as Roberta Gambarini, Dianne Reeves or Dee Dee Bridgewater rather than Ledisi, Ruben Studdard and Lizz Wright but these younger performers were entertaining."
2007 Fitzgerald Tribute Is Superb
Reginald Harvey | 09/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The production quality of the 2007 tribute to Ella Fitzgerald is a testament to the landmark career of this legendary artist. As hosts, Natalie Cole and Quincy Jones provided a credible perspective on the historical and artistic aspects of Ella's contribution to 20th century music (in America and around the world) as well as on today's artists. The guest performers (new, seasoned, well-known, and obscure) exemplified the variety of Ella's style, and their performances were far byond "passable" ... each gave their very best. In particular, the highlights for me included: (1) "Cry Me A River" ... Ella's 1975 vocal track overlayed with a 2007 orchestral arrangement, and (2) "Someone To Watch Over Me" ... presented by the incomparable Nancy Wilson. "We Love You, Ella" is a treasure for fans of classic jazz, swing, be-bop, ballads and "The First Lady of Song.""