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...
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
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 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...
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
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Francis Harris, Lorca, James Welsh, Leigh D Oliver, Maribou State Song: Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix) [download here] What's so good? Maya Jane Coles never ceases to...Show More Summary
Meet Kristin Korb:A singing double bassist with a deep sense of swing,Kristin Korb combines the instrumental influence of m: Ray Brown and m: Charles Mingus with the vocal styling of m: Sarah Vaughan and m: Ella Fitzgerald to create a sound all herown. Exhilarating to watch live, she sings and plays the bass as effortlessly as she breathes...
Some Ella Fitzgerald brought to you by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, at Outside the Box on the Boston Common. By the way, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are playing on the Common tonight at 8pm. Might want to attend that. … Continue reading ?
Thanks, Mark and Jay for the items about the late, great Paul Smith, the most famous jazz pianist nobody (except we happy few, we band of brothers, we Ella Fitzgerald fans) has ever heard of. As Mark correctly noted, Smith was the principal...Show More Summary
Ella Fitzgerald, Marilyn Monroe, and Rene Magritte all had to travel, and thus needed passports. Because the internet is a magical place that can deliver pizza at 2am and cute animal videos at any hour of the day, unearthing these passports was NBD. Read more...
Paul Smith, the 6-foot-5 pianist and arranger for Ella and many others, has played his last. He was 91 and had earned a few bars’ rest. Obit here.
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Goldfish, Parov Stelar, Capital Cities Song: Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot (RAC Mix) [download here] What's so good? This track is blazing hot. Not just because the title is “Too Darn Hot,”...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) In my tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on her birthday last week, I mentioned mentioned that, after he sold the Verve label, Norman Granz founded the Pablo label to continue recording Ella. To test the market for a new label,...Show More Summary
The late legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald, who was great and sang and performed with the great, would have been 96 and this week Google marked her birthday in its inimitable way. But in 1969 there was one super-magical moment, captured on video tape, when Fitzgerald did a showstopping, vaudeville number with the star of vaudeville, [...]
The April 25 Google Doodle was in honor of Ella Fitzgerald's 96th birthday.
SHE HAD MANY names but was recognizable by just one. Because she sang it all, her first name said it all. She was, above all, for so long and so well, embodied and embraced by one word: Entirely “Ella.” Read full article >>
The "Queen of Jazz" is on the spotlight today on Google's homepage. A colorful Google Doodle pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, who was born on this date 96 years ago. The American jazz vocalist won 13 Grammy awards and sold 40 million albums.
On what would have been her 96th birthday, Google is honoring jazz great Ella Fitzgerald with a doodle on its
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 96th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald (1918-1996), one of the most popular jazz singers in America who was known as the “First Lady of Song” and the “Queen of Jazz.” Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, performing, circa 1975. Show More Summary