Born: April 25, 1917 | Died: June 15, 1996
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, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. (Or rather, some might say all the jazz greats had the pleasure of working with Ella.)...
Building a Jazz Library
- Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: The Complete Studio Recorded Duets
- Ella Fitzgerald: Twelve Nights in Hollywood
- Ella Fitzgerald Mildred Bailey Legendary Radio Broadcasts by Andrew Velez
- Love Letters From Ella by David Rickert