Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song And The Queen Of Jazz

Today is Ella Fitzgerald birthday, one of the greatest jazz singers in the world. She was born on April 25, 1917 in Virginia Beach. She was 21 years old when she recorded  “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” which sold over a million copies. For the next 50 years she performed and sang in various venues around the world. She recorded about 200 albums and sang with some of the best  musicians from Louis Armstrong to Count Basie to Frank Sinatra.

Here are some of Ms. Ella’s well-known songs.

IT DON’T MEAN A THING:

 

ONE NOTE SAMBA:

 

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN:

 

MACK THE KNIFE:

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