Discography

During Ella's 50-plus year career she recorded over 200 albums and around 2,000 songs. Among those recordings are works with some of history's greatest musicians and the legendary Songbook series.

Listed below are albums recorded by Ella Fitzgerald.

Decca (1934-1955)

1950
Pure Ella (originally Ella Sings Gershwin)
Souvenir Album

1954
Lullabies of Birdland
Songs in a Mellow Mood

1955
For Sentimental Reasons
Miss Ella Fitzgerald & Mr Gordon Jenkins Invite You to Listen and Relax
Sweet and Hot
The First Lady of Song
Song's from "Pete Kelly's Blues"

Verve (1956-1966)

1956
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
Ella and Louis (with Louis Armstrong)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook

1957
Ella and Louis Again (with Louis Armstrong)
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (with Duke Ellington) – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist
Ella at the Opera House (Live)
Like Someone in Love
Porgy and Bess (with Louis Armstrong)

1958
Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport (Live) (Reissued with tracks featuring Carmen McRae in 2001)
Ella Swings Lightly – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook – Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert (Live) (Released in 1988)

1959
Get Happy!
Ella Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs for Swingers
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook – Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

1960
Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife (Live) – Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
Hello, Love
Sings Songs from Let No Man Write My Epitaph (Available on CD as The Intimate Ella)

1961
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook
Ella in Hollywood (Live)
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
Ella Returns to Berlin (Live) (Released in 1991)

1962
Rhythm Is My Business
Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson – Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Ella Swings Gently with Nelson

1963
Ella Sings Broadway
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook
Ella and Basie! (with Count Basie)
These Are the Blues

1964
Hello, Dolly!
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Johnny Mercer Songbook
Ella at Juan-Les-Pins (Live)

1965
Ella at Duke's Place (with Duke Ellington)
Ella in Hamburg (Live)

1966
Whisper Not
Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur (Live) (with Duke Ellington)

1969
Sunshine of your Love (Live)

Capitol (1967-1968)

1967
Brighten the Corner
Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas

1968
30 by Ella
Misty Blue

Reprise (1969-1970)

1969
Ella

1970
Things Ain't What They Used to Be

Atlantic (1972)

1972
Ella Loves Cole (Released on the Pablo label as Dream Dancing)

Columbia (1972)

1973
Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall (Live)

Pablo (1970-1989)

1966
The Stockholm Concert, 1966 (Live) (with Duke Ellington)

1970
Ella in Budapest, Hungary (Live)

1971
Ella A Nice (Live)

1972
Jazz at Santa Monica Civic '72 (Live)

1973
Take Love Easy (with Joe Pass)

1974
Fine and Mellow (Released in 1979) – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal
Ella in London (Live)

1975
Ella and Oscar (with Oscar Peterson)
Montreux '75 (Live)

1976
Fitzgerald and Pass... Again (with Joe Pass) – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal

1977
Montreux '77 (Live)

1978
Lady Time
Dream Dancing (First released on the Atlantic label as Ella Loves Cole)

1979
Digital III at Montreux (Live) – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
A Classy Pair (with Count Basie)
A Perfect Match (Live) (with Count Basie) – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

1981
Ella Abraça Jobim

1982
The Best Is Yet to Come – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

1983
Speak Love (with Joe Pass)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (with André Previn)

1986
Easy Living (with Joe Pass)

1989
All That Jazz – Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

Notable guest appearances

1955
Songs from "Pete Kelly's Blues"

1957
One o'Clock Jump (with Count Basie and Joe Williams)

1989
Back on the Block (Qwest Records)

Boxed sets and collections

1994
The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks

1997
The Complete Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on Verve