Who Sang Air Mail Special? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Lullabies of Birdland cover art
Credits
publisher: ©REGENT MUSIC CORPORATION
writers: Benny Goodman, Charles Christian, Jimmy Mundy
release date: 1955
genres: Jazz
styles: Swing/Easy Listening
length: 3:03
drums (drum set): Rudy Taylor
bass guitar: Ray Brown
electronic organ: Bill Doggett
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
orchestra: The Ray Brown Trio
glockenspiel: Dick Jacobs
composer: Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy
Left New York this morning early
Traveling south so wide and high
Sailing through the wide blue yonder
It's that air mail special on the fly

Listen to the motors humming
She is streaking through the sky
Like a bird that's flying homeward
It's that air mail special on the fly

Over plains and high dark mountains
Over rivers deep and wide
Carrying mail to California
It's that air mail special on the fly

Watch her circle for the landing
Hear her moan and cough and sigh
Now she's coming down the runway
It's that air mail special on the fly



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 2 Rough Ridin'
  • 3 Angel Eyes
  • 4 Smooth Sailing
  • 5 Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 6 Later
  • 7 Ella Hums the Blues
  • 8 How High the Moon
  • 9 Basin Street Blues
  • 10 Air Mail Special
  • 11 Flying Home