This edition presents the classic double album in its intirely. The first of the celebrated songbooks recorded by Ella and one of the best vocal jazz albums ever made. The Cole Porter Songbook was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 which honors recordings that have “qualitative or historical significance”.
In 2003 it was one of the 50 recordings chosen by The Library of Congress in Washinton to be added to the National Recording Registry. A live version of “Love for Sale” from the same period, which showcases Ella in a small band setting, has been added as a bonustrack.