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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (Db3 to Db6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

She is considered to be a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over a recording career that lasted 59 years, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

Similar Bands: Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan , Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day

LPs
Dream Dancing
1978

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas
1960

3.8
3 Votes
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin
1959

4.1
4 Votes
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
1956

4
12 Votes
Pure Ella (Ella Sings Gershwin)
1950

4.2
23 Votes
Compilations
Ella Fitzgerald: Gold
2007

4.5
7 Votes

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