Latifah, Buble Lend New Covers To Ella Tribute Album
Artists from Michael Buble to k.d. lang to Queen Latifah have leant their interpretations of Ella Fitzgerald songs to upcoming compilation "We All Love Ella: A Celebration of the First Lady of Song."Artists from Michael Buble to k.d. lang to Queen Latifah have leant their interpretations of Ella Fitzgerald songs to upcoming compilation "We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song." The 13-track tribute will be released June 5 via Verve, a label that helped release over a dozen albums in the legendary late singer's catalog.
Etta James, Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall and Hank Jones, Ledesi, Dianne Reeves, Linda Ronstadt and Lizz Wright also contributed previously unreleased material for the set, which includes covers of famous tunes like "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Lullaby of Birdland" and the Van Alexander/Fitzgerald-penned "A-Tisket, A-Tasket."
The album was compiled and helmed by veteran producer Phil Ramone in time for the jazz singer's 90th birthday year. Fitzgerald passed away on June 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Here is the track list for "We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song":
"A Tisket A Tasket," Natalie Cole
"Lullaby of Birdland," Chaka Khan
"The Lady is a Tramp," Queen Latifah
"Dream a Little Dream of Me," Diana Krall and Hank Jones
"Mr. Paganini," Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan
"Oh, Lady Be Good," Dianne Reeves
"Reaching for the Moon," Lizz Wright
"Blues in the Night," Ledesi
"Miss Otis Regrets," Linda Ronstadt
"Someone to Watch Over Me," Gladys Knight
"Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me," Etta James
"Angel Eyes," k.d. lang
"Too Close for Comfort," Michael Buble