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My Christmas music mix includes…

Over the Rhine’s Snow Angels and Blood Oranges in the Snow albums Vince Guaraldi Trio’s Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack Soul Christmas, Various Artists Sufjan Stevens’ Songs for Christmas Ella Fitzgerald’s Ella Wishes You A Swinging...Show More Summary

Vince Guaraldi -- Jazzy Christmas

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Enduring holiday classics from m: Ella Fitzgerald, m: Chet Baker, m: Kenny Burrell, m: Bill Evans, m: Jimmy Smith, m: Vince Guaraldi and more. TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum1The Christmas Song3:30Ella FitzgeraldElla Wishes You A Swinging Ch...

Powerful Women Join Forces, Combat Racism, Save Music, Improve World

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes In case you didn't know, let me clear this up for you: Ella Fitzgerald is the greatest singer to have ever lived. Remember when Haley started editing here and talked about how it'd be a blog full of petty enthusiasms,...Show More Summary

Santastic No 9: more Xmas mashups for the holiday season

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

dj BC writes, "It's the 9th annual Santastic Holiday mashup collection. Contains much Beatles, Mariah Carey, AC/DC, Flula, Ella Fitzgerald, The Staple Singers, various holiday bad guys, DMX..." Read the rest

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong: "Dream a Little Dream of Me"

Videos: Jo Stafford

last monthMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

There was a time in the late-1940s and early '50s when Jo Stafford was America's most popular female singer, eventually matched only by Ella Fitzgerald. The maternal warmth of Stafford's voice, her soulful tones and her relaxed sense of swing...

Early Morning Open Thread - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

Good morning. I've been listening to a lot of Billie Holiday lately and, I am ashamed to admit, I've never paid due attention to Ella Fitzgerald. Sure, I have a few of her hits on my IPhone, but I haven't...

ICYMI: Picture of the Day

Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, in New York City, September 1947.

Fine and Mellow: One of the Best Performances Ever on Broadway

My first exposure to jazz was the records my dad played while I was growing up. They were primarily of female vocalists: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. Of all these recordings, there was one that stood out:...

Picture of the Day

Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, New York City, September 1947.

Famous People Who Are Missing Body Parts

8 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Mental Floss guest host Josh Sundquist discusses a number of notable amputees in “18 Famous People Who Are Missing Body Parts”. For example, Sundquist notes jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald lost both of her legs due to diabetes.

Five Questions: Celebrating The First Lady of Song’s Birthday

8 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The American Art Museum is celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's birthday, April 25, with a special tribute concert in the museum's Kogod Courtyard. Laurel Fehrenbach, public programs coordinator, spoke with Fran Morris Rosman, the executive director of The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation...

Duke, Ella + Jimmy: France, '66

8 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In 1966, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald and her trio were on the French Riviera for a series of concerts. What you're about to see and hear is Ella at her very best. Her honey-sass voice, with its enormous range...

20 Modern Holiday Songs That Won't Make You Want To Hang Yourself By The Chimney With Care

last yearFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

It's that time of year. Time when the never-ending rotation of The Ronettes, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong swing out the year every where you go. I'm a huge sucker for the holidays. Not the presents or even...

I'd Never Heard Ms. Ella Fitzgerald Singing Cream's "Susnshine Of Your Love" Till Today

Yeah, so today is the first time I've ever heard the GREAT Ella Fitzgerald singing her version of the Cream's hit "Sunshine Of Your Love." Knowing the purity of most swing players, I could only imagine the clench-fisted discussion that...Show More Summary

Late Late Night FDL: Swing

Ella Fitzgerald -- It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho, London, 1974.

Loretta Lynn honored by President Obama for the 2013 Medal of Freedom Award

Loretta Lynn joins an elite list of musicians, along with female icons such as Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, when she receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honour, on 20 November, 2013. The 81-year-old unquestionably deserves the...

Not Just in the Movies

Tonight I found myself on a Manhattan rooftop--my Manhattan rooftop--listening to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. I found myself longing for the New York City you see in movies--that unrealistic, hyper-romantic, spontaneously-delicious, completely-nonsensical-but-eternally-memorable Manhattan. Show More Summary

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