ELLA FITZGERALD - I've Got a Crush on You
Although Ella isn't my absolute favourite jazz singer, she seems to deliver songs in their purest, truest form - and when the Gershwins are at the helm that means you get to slip into a place that envelops you with unconditional, melting arms where everything is old fashioned, romantic and exciting in a fresh, naive way. I adore the phrasing and the playfulness of the lyrics and the timing. There are around 40 songs like these that I know word by word and, whatever mood I am in, they make everything alright. I sound-checked this song so much that I ended up recording a slightly edgier version on my covers album.
Available on: Ella for Lovers