Lullaby of Birdland by Ella Fitzgerald, 1954
Song of the Week #010
Originally recorded in 1952, with music by George Shearing and lyrics by George David Weiss, this song refers to Charlie "Bird" Parker and the Birdland jazz club that was named after him. The song has become a Jazz standard.
A lovely smooth medium tempo jazz track, this is great for dancing too when you want to take it easy and just enjoy the moment.
Recorded by many artists (including Amy Winehouse), this version was recorded by the inimitable Ella Fitzgerald (1917–1996) in 1954.