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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Ella Fitzgerald
Too Darn Hot
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Too Darn Hot Too Darn Hot Too Darn Hot Too Darn Hot
Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Williams
Too Close For comfort
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Too Close For comfort Too Close For comfort Too Close For comfort Too Close For comfort
Ella Fitzgerald
I Am In Love
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I Am In Love I Am In Love I Am In Love I Am In Love
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Love is Here to Stay
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Love is Here to Stay Love is Here to Stay Love is Here to Stay Love is Here to Stay
Ella Fitzgerald
Lullaby Of Broadway
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Lullaby Of Broadway Lullaby Of Broadway Lullaby Of Broadway Lullaby Of Broadway
Ella Fitzgerald
Blue Skies
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Blue Skies Blue Skies Blue Skies Blue Skies
Ella Fitzgerald & Sy Oliver
Baby Won't You Say You Love Me
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Baby Won't You Say You Love Me Baby Won't You Say You Love Me Baby Won't You Say You Love Me Baby Won't You Say You Love Me
Ella Fitzgerald
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
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A-Tisket, A-Tasket A-Tisket, A-Tasket A-Tisket, A-Tasket A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Ella Fitzgerald
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
Ella Fitzgerald
Get Ready
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Get Ready Get Ready Get Ready Get Ready
Ella Fitzgerald
Manhattan
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Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan
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
Van Alexander
A-tisket a-tasket (Ella Fitzgerald)
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A-tisket a-tasket (Ella Fitzgerald) A-tisket a-tasket (Ella Fitzgerald) A-tisket a-tasket (Ella Fitzgerald) A-tisket a-tasket (Ella Fitzgerald)
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
The Nearness Of You
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The Nearness Of You The Nearness Of You The Nearness Of You The Nearness Of You
Ella Fitzgerald
Hard Hearted Hannah
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Hard Hearted Hannah Hard Hearted Hannah Hard Hearted Hannah Hard Hearted Hannah
Ella Fitzgerald
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 & The Count Basie Orchestra
Them There Eyes
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Them There Eyes Them There Eyes Them There Eyes Them There Eyes
Ella Fitzgerald & Six Hits and a Miss
M-i-s-s-i-p-p-i-s-s-i
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M-i-s-s-i-p-p-i-s-s-i M-i-s-s-i-p-p-i-s-s-i M-i-s-s-i-p-p-i-s-s-i M-i-s-s-i-p-p-i-s-s-i
Ella Fitzgerald
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
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
Ella Fitzgerald
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
Ella Fitzgerald
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
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
Ella Fitzgerald
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
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Moonlight In Vermont
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Moonlight In Vermont Moonlight In Vermont Moonlight In Vermont Moonlight In Vermont
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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BBC News - Van Alexander, US bandleader turned composer, died aged 100
Van Alexander, the 1940s US bandleader who became a prolific film and TV show composer, has died two months on from his 100th birthday.
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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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