USPS offers collection of classic Fitzgerald love songs

February 3rd, 2010

The United States Postal Service is going to be offering a special edition CD of classic Ella Fitzgerald love songs just in time for Valentine's Day.

"Love Letters from Ella" will be on sale for a limited time at select post offices nationwide. The collection includes some of the jazz singer's most cherished love songs, recorded with some her favorite collaborators, including Count Basie and his orchestra, Joe Pass and Andre Previn.

The special edition CD also features Fitzgerald accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra on a rendition of "Cry Me a River." The London Symphony Orchestra recorded the accompaniment, arranged by 24-time Grammy Award nominee Jorge Calandrelli, at Abbey Road studios in London.

"Love Letters From Ella", which was first released in 2007, includes a full reproduction of Fitzgerald's commemorative postage stamp.

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