THE FIRST LADY OF SONG

She was amazing!

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The only thing better than singing is more singing. –Ella Fitzgerald

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Today marks the birthday (4/25/1917) of one of my all-time favorite female jazz vocalists, EllaFitzgerald. Nearly forty years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing/hearing The First Lady of Song (as she was fittingly known) when she was appearing in San Francisco at a time I happened to be there. Her performance that night confirmed what I’d dug from decades of collecting her records and listening to her sing and interpret lyrics as only she could.

Ella, my musical muse and soulmate in song, for all the ‘spiritual’ pleasure you brought (and continue to…

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3 thoughts on “THE FIRST LADY OF SONG

  1. I saw her live as part of a Jazz at the Philomonic” tour in London in 1957 – I was 15! She took about 7 curtain calls. Also on the bill were Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. One of my treasured memories from my youth!

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