Who Sang Strike Up the Band? 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: 2:36
producer: Norman Granz
arranger: Nelson Riddle
alto saxophone: Ronnie Lang
baritone saxophone: Chuck Gentry
bass: Joe Comfort
bass trombone: George Roberts
conductor: Nelson Riddle
drums (drum set): Alvin Stoller
guitar: Herb Ellis
percussion: Frank Flynn
piano: Lou Levy
trombone: Pullman “Tommy” Pederson, Jimmy Priddy and Richard Noel
trumpet: Cappy Lewis, Dale McMickle, Pete Candoli and Shorty Sherock
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Harry Klee, Buddy Collette and Champ Webb
cello: Armand Kaproff, Kurt Reher and Edgar Lustgarten
tuba: Red Callender
viola: Ralph Lane, Alvin Dinkin, Barbara Simons and Lou Kievman
violin: Jacques Gasselin, Joseph Livoti, Marshall Sosson, Misha Russell, Paul Shure, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Ben Gill, Dan Lube and Gerald Vinci
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Let the drums roll out
Let the trumpet call
While the people shout
"strike up the band"

Hear the cymbals ring
Callin' one and all
To the martial swing,
Strike up the band

There is work to be done, to be done
There's a war to be won, to be won
Come, you son of a son of a gun,
Take your stand

Fall in line, yea a bow
Come along, let's go
Hey, leader, strike up the band!

There is work to be done, to be done
There's a war to be won, to be won
Come, you son of a son of a gun,
Take your stand

Fall in line, yea a bow
Come on, let's go
Hey, leader, strike up
Hey, leader, strike up
Hey, leader, strike up the band



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