Ella Fitzgerald and Bill Doggett - JazzWax

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May 10, 2012


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One of my favourites from the exhaustive Ella on Verve catalogue! Great review and insight Marc. I've posted about it too...


Doubtless one of Ella's most extraordinary albums. And let's not forget that Bill Doggett reputedly wrote "Saturday Night Fish Fry", though Louis Jordan claimed the credit for himself. His 1956 million seller and signature piece "Honky Tonk" was also recorded by the Beach Boys on 1963's "Surfin Safari":


Klaus Van L.

All true, but without the guitar of the grrrrreat BILLY BUTLER , Bill Doggett's Honky Tonk probably would have been just another r&b ditty.

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