“That Mr. Thielemans, who performed with greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Charlie Parker, played jazz on the harmonica was unusual enough. Even more unusual was how he first gained widespread international attention: by playing guitar and whistling in unison.”
What fun to read Chris Reynolds’ article on Harlem [“Full-Tilt Harlem,” Aug. 7]. Thank you. And thanks for remembering Ella Fitzgerald. Here's another spot you'll love: the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. It’s finally in its permanent location, and the museum’s programs are wonderful. The Harlem...
From another tough summer, 1968. What are you listening to this evening?
Shanice Wilson-Knox is no stranger to the music industry. As early as 9 years old, the young entertainer was singing alongside the likes of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, but it wasn't until the '80s and '90s that Shanice truly rose to fame as a solo artist. Show More Summary
Ella Fitzgerald, Down Beat, William P. Gottlieb photographerForms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress) Caption from Down Beat: A cliché worth repeating is that Ella is the greatest natural singer in the world. Show More Summary
We are enjoying a rich period of jazz vocals creation; the story continues... Ella FitzgeraldJazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set Verve2016 Ella Fitzgerald is certainly the vocalist to include first in this review as hers is one of the few voices that are the jazz vocals gold standard... [ read more ]
It's Monday, yes, but it's also Ella Fitzgerald's birthday (it would have been her 99th). What fragrance are you wearing? I'm in Hermès Eau de Néroli Doré. I wore it all weekend, and I'm really glad I bought this one. Tea at the moment is roasted dandelion + roasted chicory + cinnamon. Reminder: on 4/29, wear one of your "top 10 of spring" fragrances...
On April 25, 1917, Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. The legendary jazz singer dubbed the “Queen of Jazz” passed away 20 years ago on June 15, 1996. Today, we remember Ella Fitzgerald on what would be her 99th birthday. Show More Summary
Pay a free visit to a national park, sip a seasonal beer from a local brewer, laugh it up with Tracy Morgan celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's birthday.
We are enjoying a rich period of jazz vocals creation, the story continues... Erica Papillion-Posey Jazz at the Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set Verve2016 Vocalist Erica Papillion-Posey recently published a book entitled Musings From the Mind of a Mezzo, Poetry and Prose of Passion, Pain and Plight... [ read more ]
April Showers Bring May Flowers and it's raining.... Women singers...yes it is. Lina OrfanosEssentially Ella Babinis Productions2016 m: Ella Fitzgerald is HOT, HOT HOT!. And if Jane Monheit's The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald (Emerald City Records, 2016) was just the beginning, then... [ read more ]
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald Grabbing the attention of your potential employer is the most treacherous task for the unemployed. Show More Summary
Requested by Fucked • Compiled by bonsai samurai 01. Ella Fitzgerald - “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” 02. Eddie Vedder - “Tonight You Belong with Me” 03. Citizen Cope - “Somehow” 04. Phony Ppl - “Does He Really.” 05. Erykah Badu - “Next Lifetime” 06. Jeff Buckley - “Everybody Here Wants You” 07. Elliott Smith - “Twilight” 08. Iron & Wine - “Fever Dream”
Fantasia Barrino returned to "American Idol" and sang a duet with La'Porsha Renae. They sang "Summertime" by Ella Fitzgerald. Watch the video here:
Pin it Name: Gary and Chelsey Knight and their cats, Scout, Boo, Atticus, and Ella Fitzgerald Location: Astoria, New York Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Musicians Gary and Chelsey Knight's open and airy Astoria flat boasts two features that many big city apartments lack: natural light and space. Show More Summary
You say you want to be entertained? You say you want to see a performer working in the now fading 20th-century entertainment tradition, someone who worked alongside Ella Fitzgerald and Pearl Bailey and certainly learned from, among many others, Lena Horne and Sammy Davis Jr.? You're in great luck. Show More Summary
Sepp Werkmeister spent the '60s and '70s photographing jazz luminaries like Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis, which meant he spent an awful lot of time traipsing around New York. So he started taking photos between performances, too, capturing the streets of Harlem, the East Village, and Times Square, along with... More »
Julie London sang Cry Me A River several times on TV over the years after she made the song her own in 1956. Written by Arthur Hamilton in 1953 for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the film Pete Kelly's Blues... Related Stories Julie London's Holiday Album John Williams: Rainbows Video History of the Phonograph
Y-not: Greetings gardeners! Welcome to your Saturday Gardening thread. Today's thread is brought to you by Ella Fitzgerald: I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, especially my fellow morons and moronettes in tornado country. This is how we spent part...
There are certain songs that can always get you in the holiday spirit, whether it’s Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” or Ella Fitzgerald’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” But one song that is seemingly universally loved is Mariah...Show More Summary