Ella Fitzgerald Sings

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INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Ella Fitzgerald (All About Jazz)

All About Jazz is celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's birthday today! Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide- ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. She worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington… Read more…

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Questions and Answers

What is your favorite Ella Fitzgerald song?

Please name your favorite Ella Fitzgerald song? Or if you wish a Top 5?

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From her 1950 album titled 'Ella Sings Gershwin'…
'Someone to Watch Over Me'.

A song by Ella Fitzgerald?

I'm doing a report, and need to sing a song by Ella Fitzgerald.
Maybe a thirty second portion. Any good ideas?

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Ella Fitzgerald – It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Written by Duke Ellington.

How old was ella fitzgerald when she started singing.?

Posted by Andrew H
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Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996),
She made her singing debut at seventeen on November 21, 1934 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Ella's name pulled in a weekly audience at the Apollo and she won the opportunity to compete in one of the earliest of its famous "Amateur Nights." She had originally intended to go on stage and dance, but intimidated by the Edwards Sisters, a local dance duo, she opted to sing instead, in the style of Connie Boswell. She sang Hoagy Carmichael's "Judy" and "The Object of My Affection", a song recorded by the Boswell Sisters, and won the first prize of US$25.00.[6]
That'd make her about 17 years old.

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