Who Sang Prelude to a Kiss? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, Volume 2 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon
release date: 1957
genres: Jazz
length: 5:30
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
tenor saxophone: Ben Webster
violin: Stuff Smith
piano: Paul Smith
guitar: Barney Kessel
double bass: Joe Mondragon
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
If you hear
A song in blue
Like a flower crying
For the dew
That was my heart serenading you
My prelude to a kiss

If you hear a song that grows
From my tender sentimental woes
That was my heart trying to compose
A prelude to a kiss

Though it's just a simple melody
With nothing fancy
Nothing much
You could turn it to a symphony
A Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch

Oh how my love song gently cries
For the tenderness within your eyes
My love is a prelude that never dies
A prelude to a kiss

Though it's just a simple melody
With nothing fancy
Nothing much
You could turn it to a symphony
A Shubert tune with a Gershwin touch

Oh how my love song so gently cries
For the tenderness within your eyes
My love is a prelude that never dies
A prelude to a kiss



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  • 2 In a Sentimental Mood
  • 3 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • 4 Prelude to a Kiss
  • 5 Mood Indigo
  • 6 In a Mellow Tone
  • 7 Love You Madly
  • 8 Lush Life
  • 9 Squatty Roo
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 I'm Just a Lucky So and So
  • 2 All Too Soon
  • 3 Everything but You
  • 4 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
  • 5 Bli-Blip
  • 6 Chelsea Bridge
  • 7 Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald
  • 8 The E and D Blues (E for Ella D for Duke)

  • Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin