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)

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
• 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