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The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time 

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Updated August 19, 2019 997 votes 186 voters 8k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Ella Fitzgerald is known to many as one of the best female vocalists and one of the best jazz artists of all time. List of the best Ella Fitzgerald albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Ella Fitzgerald discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Ella Fitzgerald albums can be found at the top of the list. Lady Ella, aka "The First Lady of Song," possessed an angelic voice that propelled her to stardom in a musical career that lasted for more than 50 years. Her collaborations with fellow greats like Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and the Delta Rhythm Boys are still celebrated to this day. 

To make voting on this list easier for you, we haven't included Ella Fitzgerald singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Ella Fitzgerald album isn't ranked highly enough,ra be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Ella Fitzgerald album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Ella Fitzgerald album of all time, this list will answer your question. It contains albums like Ella and LouisElla Fitzgerald's Christmas, and Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. This list of popular Ella Fitzgerald CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Ella and Louis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald (1956); Tracks: Under a Blanket of Blue, The Nearness of You & A Foggy Day

Length (mins): 00:54:13

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

2
Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1956); Tracks: Begin the Beguine, Night and Day & What Is This Thing Called Love?

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

3
Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1956); Tracks: Manhattan, Spring Is Here & To Keep My Love Alive

Genres (Music): Jazz

4
Pure Ella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
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Like Someone in Love is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1957); Tracks: How Long Has This Been Going On, Night Wind & Everything Happens to Me

Length (mins): 01:09:41

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

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Ella and Louis Again is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald (1957); Tracks: Learnin' the Blues, I'm Puttin' My Eggs in One Basket & Ill Wind

Length (mins): 00:55:05

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

7
Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (1957); Tracks: Sophisticated Lady, I Ain't Got Nothing but the Blues & I Didn't Know About You
8
Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1957); Tracks: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, He Loves and She Loves & Lorelei

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

9
Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
10
Clap Hands, Here Comes C... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1961); Tracks: Stella by Starlight, The Music Goes 'Round and Around & Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Length (mins): 00:59:31

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

11
Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
12
Ella Fitzgerald Sings So... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1960); Tracks: I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) & Reach for Tomorrow

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
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Ella Wishes You a Swingi... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1960); Tracks: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Genres (Music): Christmas music, Jazz, Vocal jazz

15
Ella Sings Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
16
Porgy & Bess is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald (1957); Tracks: Buzzard Song, It Ain't Necessarily So & I Wants to Stay Here

Genres (Music): Jazz

17
Ella Swings Lightly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1958); Tracks: Little Jazz, Little White Lies & Oh

Length (mins): 00:59:24

Genres (Music): Jazz

18
Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
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Ella at Duke's Place is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (1965); Tracks: Brownskin Gal, Imagine My Frustration & What Am I Here For

Length (mins): 00:47:10

Genres (Music): Jazz

20
Ella Fitzgerald's Christ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1967); Tracks: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night & O Holy Night

Genres (Music): Jazz

21
These Are the Blues is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1963); Tracks: In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down), How Long & How Long Blues

Length (mins): 00:42:11

Genres (Music): Jazz, Blues

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Ella in Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
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Ella Fitzgerald Sings th... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1964); Tracks: Skylark, I Remember You & When a Woman Loves a Man

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz

24
Lullabies of Birdland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1955); Tracks: Later, Air Mail Special & Oh

Genres (Music): Vocal jazz

25
Ella Swings Gently With ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
By Ella Fitzgerald (1962); Tracks: Georgia on My Mind, It's a Blue World & Sweet and Slow

Length (mins): 00:48:17

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz