Who Sang Shall We Dance?? Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book cover art
Release information
Writer(s): George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Jazz Pop
Style: Vocal/Swing
length: 3:10
producer: Norman Granz
arranger: Nelson Riddle
alto saxophone: Ronnie Lang
baritone saxophone: Chuck Gentry
bass: Ralph Peña
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
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
woodwind: Champ Webb, Harry Klee and Buddy Collette
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
Drop that long face
Come on have your fling
Why keep nursing the blues?
If you want this old world on a string

Put on your dancing shoes
Stop wasting time
Put on your dancing shoes
Watch your spirits climb

Shall we dance
Or keep on mopin'?
Shall we dance
And walk on air?

Shall we give in to despair?
Or shall we dance with never a care?
Life is short
We're growing older

Don't you be an also-ran
You'd better dance, little lady
Dance, little man
Dance whenever you can.

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