SH Spotlight Verve / Radio Recorders Recording information for ELLA FITZGERALD: “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!”

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  1. Steve Hoffman

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    Can anybody add anything to this AFM information? Thanks.



    Recording information for ELLA FITZGERALD:
    “Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!”

    Verve stereo scribe numbers ~ MG V6 4053 A&B: 61-VGS-538, 61-VGS-539

    SIDE ONE ~ 61-VGS-538 SIDE TWO ~ 61-VGS-539
    A Night In Tunisia 4:06 Cry Me A River 4:12
    You’re My Thrill 3:35 This Year’s Kisses 2:15
    My Reverie 3:16 Good Morning Heartache 4:19
    Stella By Starlight 3:16 (I Was) Born To Be Blue 2:41
    ‘Round Midnight 3:28 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! 2:41
    Jersey Bounce 3:30 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 6:13
    Signing Off 3:42 The Music Goes ‘Round And ‘Round 2:26

    Session recording order (not album order):

    June 22, 1961, double session:
    27022 take 2 Stella By Starlight
    27023 take 4 This Years’ Kisses
    27024 take 8 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
    27025 take 12 Jersey Bounce
    27026 take 4 You’re My Thrill
    27027 take 2 Good Morning Heartache

    June 23, 1961, double session:
    27028 take 6 (I Was) Born To Be Blue
    27029 take 1 ‘Round Midnight
    27030 take 6 My Reverie
    27031 take 3 Cry Me A River
    27032 take 4 Signing Off
    27033 take 5 Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
    27034 take 4 A Night In Tunisia
    27035 take 1 The Music Goes ‘Round And ‘Round

    Studio information:

    Recorded and mixed at Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood 38, Calif.
    HO-3-3282
    Recording engineer: Val Valentin Recorders: Tom and Fern in Studio B
    Two-track reduction made 6/24/61 by Val Valentin in Studio 10-H
    Original stereo disc mastering: Ami Hadani 10/3/61 at: Ami Hadani Mastering Co., Inc.,
    6226 Yucca Street, Hollywood 28, Calif. HO-6-3381

    Original recording producer: Norman Grantz

    Musicians: Lou Levy-piano and leader; Herb Ellis-electric guitar; Joe Mondragon-bass; Stan Levey-drums and percussion

    LP release date: 10-11-61 by Verve Records, Inc., 451 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.
     
  2. MMM

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    Bump for Steve! :)
     
  3. Sckott

    Sckott Hand Tighten Only.

    Location:
    Hyannis Ma
    Cover Painting "tete d'une Femme" by Jean Dubuffet

    ©S.P.A.D.E.M., Paris 1961
     
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  4. Steve Hoffman

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    Anyone else have anything to add, credit wise? I have Pat Tobin who was a great friend of engineer Valentin looking the credits over.

    A guy is writing a book about Ella, trying to help him out with some info on my personal favorite Ella album.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

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    Thanks, Pat Tobin for the following information:

    The "Tom" below is Tom Hidley.

    Recording engineer: Val Valentin Recorders: Tom and Fern in Studio B.
     
  6. Steve Hoffman

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    July BUMPIE BUMP.

    I wish the Classic Records' Gold CD of "CLAP HANDS" mastered by Bernie Grundman could be reissued. Kills all other versions out there. Cheapest one I saw for sale today was $300.00!! The thing should be for sale for 10 bucks for all music lovers. A shame.
     
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  7. wcarroll

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    Agreed. I would like to hear this! All of those Classic gold CD's are very expensive now.
     
  8. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Any consensus on the AP SACD?
     
  9. I like it but Steve does not; so I guess that is some kind of consensus. :winkgrin:
     
  10. Gary Freed

    Gary Freed Well-Known Member

    The 1989 release is a great alternative. SQ is excellent.
     
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  11. Steve Hoffman

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    I HATE that my research threads are automatically closed.

    Reopened.
     
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  12. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Steve, is it an automated function or do they have to be closed by a Gort? I was going to comment on the Marshall Crenshaw album in a mfsl thread. Closed.
     
  13. Steve Hoffman

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    PM me the link.
     
  14. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host Thread Starter

    Rebumped by request.
     
  15. Steve Hoffman

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    Trying again, just to see if anyone has any more info to add. Writing an article on this great album..
     

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