Who Sang Love Is Sweeping The Country? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
release date: 1959
genres: Jazz
length: 3:24
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
arranger: Nelson Riddle
bass: Joe Comfort
cello: Elizabeth Greenschpoon, Edgar Lustgarten, Eleanor Slatkin and Kurt Reher
conductor: Nelson Riddle
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
guitar: Herb Ellis
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
performer: Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra
viola: Ralph Lane, Barbara Simons, Alex Neimann and Alvin Dinkin
violin: Marshall Sosson, Marvin Limonick, Alex Beller, Dan Lube, David Frisina, Murray Kellner, Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Gerald Vinci, Harold Dicterow, Lou Raderman and Ben Gill
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Why are people gay
All the night and day
Feeling as they never felt before
What is the thing
That makes them sing?

Rich man, poor man, thief
Doctor, lawyer, chief
Feel a feeling that they can`t ignore

It plays a part in every heart
And every heart is shouting, "Encore"

Love is sweeping the country,
Waves are hugging the shore,
All the sexes
From Maine to Texas
Have never known such love before!

See them billing and cooing
Like the birdies above
Each girl and boy alike
Sharing joy alike
Feels that passion` ll
Soon be national!

Love is sweeping the country
There never was so much love

(bridge)
See them billing and cooing
Like the birdies above
Each girl and boy alike
Sharing joy alike
Feels that passion` ll
Soon be national!

Love is sweeping the country
There never was so much love



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ambulatory Suite (instrumental)
  • 2 The Preludes (instrumental)
  • 3 Sam and Delilah
  • 4 But Not for Me
  • 5 My One and Only
  • 6 Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 7 Beginner's Luck
  • 8 Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 9 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 10 Things Are Looking Up
  • 11 Just Another Rhumba
  • 12 How Long Has This Been Going On?
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 's Wonderful
  • 2 The Man I Love
  • 3 That Certain Feeling
  • 4 By Strauss
  • 5 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 6 The Real American Folk Song (Is a Rag)
  • 7 Who Cares?
  • 8 Looking for a Boy
  • 9 They All Laughed
  • 10 My Cousin in Milwaukee
  • 11 Somebody From Somewhere
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 A Foggy Day
  • 2 Clap Your Hands
  • 3 For You, for Me, for Everyone
  • 4 Stiff Upper Lip
  • 5 Boy Wanted
  • 6 Strike Up the Band
  • 7 Soon
  • 8 I've Got a Crush on You
  • 9 Bidin' My Time
  • 10 Aren't You Kind of Glad We Did?
  • 11 Of Thee I Sing (Baby)
    12" Vinyl 4
  • 1 "The Half of It, Dearie" Blues
  • 2 I Was Doing All Right
  • 3 He Loves and She Loves
  • 4 Love Is Sweeping the Country
  • 5 Treat Me Rough
  • 6 Love Is Here to Stay
  • 7 Slap That Bass
  • 8 Isn't It a Pity?
  • 9 Shall We Dance?
  • 10 Love Walked In
  • 11 You've Got What Gets Me
    12" Vinyl 5
  • 1 They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • 2 Embraceable You
  • 3 I Can't Be Bothered Now
  • 4 Boy! What Love Has Done to Me!
  • 5 Fascinatin' Rhythm
  • 6 Funny Face
  • 7 Lorellei
  • 8 Oh, So Nice
  • 9 Let's Kiss and Make Up
  • 10 I Got Rhythm