These Are the Blues

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These are the Blues
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 28-29, 1963,
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
GenreJazz, blues
ProducerNorman Granz
Ella Fitzgerald chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

These are the Blues is a 1963 studio album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald featuring trumpeter Roy Eldridge and organist Wild Bill Davis. Sleeve artwork was painted by David Stone Martin; this is Fitzgerald's only example of recording an entire album of blues songs.

Track listing[edit]

For the 1963 Verve LP release; Verve V6-4060; Re-issued in 1990 on CD, Verve 829 536-2

Side One:

  1. "Jailhouse Blues" (Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams) – 5:25
  2. "In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)" (Leroy Carr, Don Raye) – 4:27
  3. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey) – 2:39
  4. "You Don't Know My Mind" (Gray, Virginia Liston, Williams) – 4:49
  5. "Trouble in Mind" (Richard M. Jones) – 3:31

Side Two:

  1. "How Long, How Long Blues" (Leroy Carr) – 3:57
  2. "Cherry Red" (Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner) – 4:09
  3. "Downhearted Blues" (Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter) – 3:08
  4. "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) – 6:28
  5. "Hear Me Talkin' to Ya" (Louis Armstrong) – 3:01



  1. ^ "These are the Blues". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-07-30.