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Hi I was wondering what songs you would recommend to someone who likes most jazz some blues and that sort of r & b I like Amy Winehouse frank Sinatra that kinda thing thx and pls make it music with a voice sing thx xx.
How about Ella Fitzgerald singing " A-tisket, A-tasket"? You have the best of both worlds. A fantastic voice and the best Big Band ever. Went to see Basie many years ago, totally unforgettable.
It sounds too high to be Louis, maybe falsetto, but sounds too high for him. Someone discussing it with me says it sounds like a female voice, but it has Armstrong's gravel and scat style.
Ella had amazing skill and she did Louis voice all the time, especially when Louis was playing live with her! There were gigs that Louis would show up to unannounced, trumpet in hand… And when he'd walk into the room, she immediately switch her voice. Louis and Ella had a wonderful friendship that was apparent whenever they sang together. My favorite rendition of them together (and of her Louis Armstrong impression) is Moonlight in Vermont.
When I hear her scat, she reminds me of an awesome trumpet player. I don't think that's a coincidence.
She's amazing… Their both Amazing!
I'm a 16 year old girl with a powerful voice; I'm a soprano but I can definately sing low as well. I love singing Norah Jones and It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing but I have no clue what songs are similar to those that can bring out my voice in a positive way.
Here are my recommendations:
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – A Foggy Day (In London Town)
(They sing it as a duet, but it isn't originally)
Louis Armstrong – I'm Confessing (That I Love You)
(probably my most favorite jazz ballad of all time)
Ella Fitzgerald – I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Carmen McRae – Out Love Is Here to Stay
Anita O'Day – Let Me Off Uptown
Billie Holiday – Comes Love
Louis Jordan – Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Ella Mae Morse – Smack Dab In The Middle
Other jazz standards to look up:
Goodnight, My Love
What is this thing called love?
Someone to Watch Over Me
Knock Me A Kiss
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Why Don't You Do Right?
Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina
Honeysuckle Rose (any version, all versions!)
As Long As I Live
Anyway I hope that helps!
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Denton Record ChronicleSowing, with OatesDenton Record ChronicleBut Willis grew up in Chicago, studying the songs of Natalie Maines and Ella Fitzgerald. Willis cops to an obsessive bent when it comes to music, even from the age of 10. “I'd listen to those records over and over, and I'd sing the songs and just try …