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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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 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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Deed I Do
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Deed I Do Deed I Do Deed I Do Deed I Do
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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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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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Old Devil Moon
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Old Devil Moon Old Devil Moon Old Devil Moon Old Devil Moon
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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
Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald & Buddy Bregman Orchestra
Don't Fence Me In
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Don't Fence Me In Don't Fence Me In Don't Fence Me In Don't Fence Me In
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Goody Goody
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Goody Goody Goody Goody Goody Goody Goody Goody
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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
Ella Fitzgerald
You Do Something To Me
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You Do Something To Me You Do Something To Me You Do Something To Me You Do Something To Me
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(You'll Have To Swing It) Mr Paganini
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(You'll Have To Swing It) Mr Paganini (You'll Have To Swing It) Mr Paganini (You'll Have To Swing It) Mr Paganini (You'll Have To Swing It) Mr Paganini
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Skylark
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Skylark Skylark Skylark Skylark
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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
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Ace In The Hole
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Ace In The Hole Ace In The Hole Ace In The Hole Ace In The Hole
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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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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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S’Wonderful
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S’Wonderful S’Wonderful S’Wonderful S’Wonderful
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Midnight Sun
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Midnight Sun Midnight Sun Midnight Sun Midnight Sun
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Prelude To A Kiss
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Prelude To A Kiss Prelude To A Kiss Prelude To A Kiss Prelude To A Kiss
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Manhattan
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Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan
Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald & Buddy Bregman Orchestra
Manhattan
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Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan
Ella Fitzgerald & 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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Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
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Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
Barney Kessel, Paul Smith, Alvin Stoller, Joe Mondragon & Ella Fitzgerald
With A Song In My Heart
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With A Song In My Heart With A Song In My Heart With A Song In My Heart With A Song In My Heart
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Paris in the Springtime
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Paris in the Springtime Paris in the Springtime Paris in the Springtime Paris in the Springtime
Ella Fitzgerald & Morgan Lewis
How High the Moon
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How High the Moon How High the Moon How High the Moon How High the Moon
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Embraceable You
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Embraceable You Embraceable You Embraceable You Embraceable You
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There's A Small Hotel
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There's A Small Hotel There's A Small Hotel There's A Small Hotel There's A Small Hotel
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Can't We Be Friends
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Can't We Be Friends Can't We Be Friends Can't We Be Friends Can't We Be Friends
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Over The Rainbow
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Over The Rainbow Over The Rainbow Over The Rainbow Over The Rainbow
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It's A Pity To Say Goodnight
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It's A Pity To Say Goodnight It's A Pity To Say Goodnight It's A Pity To Say Goodnight It's A Pity To Say Goodnight
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Summertime
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Summertime Summertime Summertime Summertime
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