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Twelve Nights in Hollywood

Remember when nightclubs had kitschy-cool names like the Blue Angel and the Crescendo? Perhaps not, but one great thing about labels with long histories is that revisiting those days is just a CD away. And so, from deep ? within the vaults at Verve comes this four-CD time capsule, Twelve Nights in Hollywood, which captures First Lady of Scat Ella Fitzgerald and her swinging quartet livin’ it up during extended engagements at the long-?gone hot spot/celebrity magnet the Crescendo. The years are 1961 and 1962, every track previously unreleased. File under: Neat-o. A-

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Twelve Nights in Hollywood
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