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Ella Fitzgerald

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.)

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Albums

Ella Fitzgerald: Live at Chautauqua. Vol. 1
Ella Fitzgerald: Live...
Dot Time Records
2015
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Live at Chautauqua: Volume 1
Live at Chautauqua:...
Dot Time Records
2015
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At Christmas
Verve Records
2013
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Best Of The BBC Vaults
Verve Records
2013
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Ses Plus Grands...
Verve Records
2013
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Mari Cântăreți De...
Verve Records
2012
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