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Ella Fitzgerald

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Born: Apr 25, 1917 in Newport News, VA
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Died: Jun 15, 1996 in Beverly Hills, CA
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock, Blues
Biography: "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range, Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a brilliant scat singer, and had near-perfect elocution; ...Read full biography
The Rodgers And Hart Songbook Vol.1 [Vol. 1]
Released: 1957
Label: Universal Motown Records Group.
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The first disc of Fitzgerald's second songbook collection, 1956's Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook, Vol. 1 finds the singer perfectly at home with the composing duo's warm and witty oeuvre. And while ...Read full review
The Rodgers And Hart Songbook Vol.2 [Vol. 2]
Released: 1957
Label: Verve Records
Critics' Rating:
This second and final volume of Ella Fitzgerald's superb Rodgers & Hart songbook matches the high standard of the first, thanks to another beguiling mix of ballads and swingers. Once again, arranger Buddy ...Read full review
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