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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Fitzgerald's rendition of the nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. After taking over the band when Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start a solo career that would last the rest of her life.
Her manager was Moe Gale, co-founder of the Savoy, until she turned the rest of her career over to Norman Granz, who founded Verve Records to produce new records by Fitzgerald. With Verve she recorded some of her more widely noted works, particularly her interpretations of the Great American Songbook.
While Fitzgerald appeared in movies and as a guest on popular television shows in the second half of the twentieth century, her musical collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and The Ink Spots were some of her most notable acts outside of her solo career. These partnerships produced recognizable songs like "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "Cheek to Cheek", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)".
In 1993, she ended her fifty-nine year career with her last public performance. Three years later she died at the age of 79 after years of declining health. Her accolades included fourteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- O Tannenbaum
- The Happiest Christmas Tree
- The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
- Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney
- The Little Christmas Tree
- Away in a Manger
- Frosty the Snow Man
- Caroling Caroling
- I Saw Three Ships
- A Cradle in Bethlehem
- Buon Natale - Means
- Adeste Fidelis - O Come All Ye Faithful
- The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
- Flyin' Home
- Why Can't You Behave?
- It's Delovely
- Stone cold dead in the market
- Flying homr
- Cow cow boogie
- Bei mir bist du shoen
- Gul coast blues
- Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
- Porgy & Bess: There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
- Porgy & Bess: Oh Lawd, I'm on My Way!
- Porgy & Bess: Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?
- Porgy & Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So
- Porgy & Bess: A Woman Is a Sometime Thing
- Porgy & Bess: What You Want Wid Bess?
- Porgy & Bess: Medley: Here Comes the Honeyman / Crab Man / Oh, Dey's So Fresh and Fine
- Porgy & Bess: Bess, You Is My Woman Now