Ella Fitzgerald
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1917-04-25
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Biography

The story of Ella Fitzgerald is a classic rags to riches tale, of her ascent from a one-parent family in Yonkers, New York, to headlining at the Savoy with Chick Webb by way of winning a talent contest at the ...

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The story of Ella Fitzgerald is a classic rags to riches tale, of her ascent from a one-parent family in Yonkers, New York, to headlining at the Savoy with Chick Webb by way of winning a talent contest at the Apollo Theatre and landing her first professional gigs with bandleader Tiny Bradshaw. Once she joined Webb, in 1934, it was not long before she began to break through to a large audience, and eventually had a major hit with A-Tisket, A-Tasket (1938).

She recorded copiously both with Webb and under her own name with members of his band. She took over running the orchestra when he died of TB in 1939, but broke up the band in the early 1940s to focus on a solo career. She recorded some fine discs for Milt Gabler, her producer at Decca, but then she moved to the Verve label, set up by Norman Granz, who also directed the Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts on which she became a firm and popular fixture.

For Granz she recorded her splendid series of Songbook albums, which are some of the finest ever recorded versions of classic American songs by the likes of Kern, Gershwin, Berlin and Ellington. Fitzgerald's light, sweet, voice and perfect diction was ideal for delivering these songs, but she could also improvise and scat sing with great freedom, which made her an ideal member of the JATP touring jam sessions. She dominated the world of jazz and popular song for half a century, continuing to appear into the early 1990s when failing sight and physical frailty finally ended her career.



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Too Darn Hot
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Too Darn Hot Too Darn Hot Too Darn Hot Too Darn Hot
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Manhattan
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Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan
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Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
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Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
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A Ship Without A Sail
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A Ship Without A Sail A Ship Without A Sail A Ship Without A Sail A Ship Without A Sail
Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb and his Orchestra
When I Get Low I Get High
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When I Get Low I Get High When I Get Low I Get High When I Get Low I Get High When I Get Low I Get High
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You Keep Coming Back Like A Song
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You Keep Coming Back Like A Song You Keep Coming Back Like A Song You Keep Coming Back Like A Song You Keep Coming Back Like A Song
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I've Got You Under My Skin
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I've Got You Under My Skin I've Got You Under My Skin I've Got You Under My Skin I've Got You Under My Skin
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I Could Write a Book
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I Could Write a Book I Could Write a Book I Could Write a Book I Could Write a Book
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A Foggy Day In London Town
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A Foggy Day In London Town A Foggy Day In London Town A Foggy Day In London Town A Foggy Day In London Town
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It's A Lovely Day Today
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It's A Lovely Day Today It's A Lovely Day Today It's A Lovely Day Today It's A Lovely Day Today
Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie & His Orchestra
Tea For Two
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Tea For Two Tea For Two Tea For Two Tea For Two
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I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of my Hair
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I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of my Hair I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of my Hair I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of my Hair I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of my Hair
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A-Tisket, A-Tasket
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A-Tisket, A-Tasket A-Tisket, A-Tasket A-Tisket, A-Tasket A-Tisket, A-Tasket
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Get Ready
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Get Ready Get Ready Get Ready Get Ready
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Moonlight In Vermont
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Moonlight In Vermont Moonlight In Vermont Moonlight In Vermont Moonlight In Vermont
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Isn't This A Lovely Day
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Isn't This A Lovely Day Isn't This A Lovely Day Isn't This A Lovely Day Isn't This A Lovely Day
Ella Fitzgerald & The Mills Brothers
I Gotta Have My Baby Back
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I Gotta Have My Baby Back I Gotta Have My Baby Back I Gotta Have My Baby Back I Gotta Have My Baby Back
Ella Fitzgerald with Ellis Larkins
Someone To Watch Over Me
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Someone To Watch Over Me Someone To Watch Over Me Someone To Watch Over Me Someone To Watch Over Me
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Do I Love You?
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Do I Love You? Do I Love You? Do I Love You? Do I Love You?
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
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Dream A Little Dream Of Me Dream A Little Dream Of Me Dream A Little Dream Of Me Dream A Little Dream Of Me
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Moonlight Serenade
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Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Serenade
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
They All Laughed
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They All Laughed They All Laughed They All Laughed They All Laughed
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I'm Beginning To See The Light
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I'm Beginning To See The Light I'm Beginning To See The Light I'm Beginning To See The Light I'm Beginning To See The Light
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Skylark
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Skylark Skylark Skylark Skylark
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Begin The Beguine
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Begin The Beguine Begin The Beguine Begin The Beguine Begin The Beguine
Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Satin Doll
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Satin Doll Satin Doll Satin Doll Satin Doll
Ella Fitzgerald with Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Always
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Always Always Always Always
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One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
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One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)
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Get Happy
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Get Happy Get Happy Get Happy Get Happy
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Always True to You in My Fashion
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Always True to You in My Fashion Always True to You in My Fashion Always True to You in My Fashion Always True to You in My Fashion
Ella Fitzgerald & The Delta Rhythm Boys
It's Only A Paper Moon
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It's Only A Paper Moon It's Only A Paper Moon It's Only A Paper Moon It's Only A Paper Moon
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By Strauss
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By Strauss By Strauss By Strauss By Strauss
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From This Moment On
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From This Moment On From This Moment On From This Moment On From This Moment On
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Can't Buy Me Love
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Can't Buy Me Love Can't Buy Me Love Can't Buy Me Love Can't Buy Me Love
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'Deed I Do
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'Deed I Do 'Deed I Do 'Deed I Do 'Deed I Do
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Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek
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Fascinating Rhythm
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Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm
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Let's Fall In Love
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Let's Fall In Love Let's Fall In Love Let's Fall In Love Let's Fall In Love
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Old Devil Moon
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Old Devil Moon Old Devil Moon Old Devil Moon Old Devil Moon
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