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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 60-year recording career Read more on Last.fm
Fun Ella history today – when Ella’s five-disc Gershwin Songbook was released in 1959, it sold more than ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND copies in just the first 60 days. And you can still get it TODAY!! (sounding better than ever).
It's an ELLA AND LOUIS kind of day. (It's always that kind of day around here!). A wonderful memory and an equally wonderful song: TENDERLY by Walter Gross and Jack Lawrence.
On May 31, 1980, the world bid farewell to songwriter SONNY BURKE.
The best way to remember him is to listen to Ella sing HERE’S THAT RAINY DAY, lyrics by Sonny and music by Jimmy Van Heusen. Today's version was recorded live, in Hamburg.
May 30, 2019
A very special day today: clarinetist and orchestra leader BENNY GOODMAN was born on 5/30/1909. Let's enjoy the King of Swing and the First Lady of Song.