ELLA WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS THE ICONIC HOLIDAY ALBUM FROM ELLA FITZGERALD, NEW COLLECTIBLE VINYL EDITION OUT OCTOBER 27
“Good Morning Blues” Visualizer Out Now
14 SEPTEMBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Ringing in the 2023 holidays with a timeless seasonal classic, Verve Records/Universal Music Canada announces a new edition of Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas, the legendary holiday album from Ella Fitzgerald. Set for an October 27th release, this collection of festive tunes—now on “ruby red” vinyl with a collectible cover that is unique to this color variant — is sure to enchant fans new and old. The new version also features the official visualizer for Ella’s rendition of “Good Morning Blues.” Pre-order HERE and watch the visualizer HERE.
Hailed as "the best holiday album ever" by Salon, Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas has been a cherished holiday classic amongst jazz aficionados for more than sixty years. Ranking #10 on Rolling Stone's "25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time" and #2 on The Guardian's "20 Greatest Christmas Albums” this stunning edition introduces a new spirit to this timeless collection of classics from Ella and makes for a perfect gift for any fan.
ABOUT ELLA FITZGERALD
Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she sold more than 40 million albums and received most every honor a performer could dream of winning, including the Kennedy Center Honor (1979), the National Medal of Arts (1987), France's Commander of Arts and Letters (1990), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) and 13 Grammy Awards. In 2007, the United States Postal Service honored Fitzgerald with a postage stamp.
In her six-decade long career, the Queen of Jazz recorded more than 200 albums and roughly 2,000 songs, making her the most recorded female – and the second most recorded – performer in history. Fitzgerald's distinct style has influenced multiple generations of singers and her work transcends generations and musical genres.
Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
- Jingle Bells
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
- Sleigh Ride
- The Christmas Song
- Good Morning Blues
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
- Winter Wonderland
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Frosty The Snowman
- White Christmas