Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (Notice how far away from the mic Armstrong has to be? Ha!)

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (Notice how far away from the mic Armstrong has to be? Ha!)

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Summertime from Porgy and Bess, sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and written by George (and Ira) Gershwing. Porgy and Bess was written as an opera with blues influences, so I guess this still counts as classical, or at least classicalish.

Summertime from Porgy and Bess, sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, and written by George (and Ira) Gershwing. Porgy and Bess was written as an opera with blues influences, so I guess this still counts as classical, or at least classicalish.

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Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio - Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin).  The first lady of song in Berlin, 1968.

Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio - Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin). The first lady of song in Berlin, 1968.

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Ella Fitzgerald, Olympia Theatre, Paris, 1960; photographed by Herman Leonard.
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Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

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In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because  of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner & told him that if he booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. Ella said, "After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner & told him that if he booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. Ella said, "After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

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Элла Фицджеральд. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2bigf337aU  Великая американская джазовая певица, которую называли и «Первой леди джаза», и «Леди Элла», известна во всём мире. Речь об Элле Джейн Фицджеральд. Она является величайшей в истории джаза вокалисткой, диапазон её уникального голоса – три октавы. «Леди Элла» мастерски владела техникой голосовой импровизации и осталась в этом непревзойдённой. ДЕТСТВО И СЕМЬЯ ЭЛЛЫ ФИЦДЖЕРАЛЬД Родной город Фицджеральд – Ньюпорт-Ньюс. Её родители…

Элла Фицджеральд. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2bigf337aU Великая американская джазовая певица, которую называли и «Первой леди джаза», и «Леди Элла», известна во всём мире. Речь об Элле Джейн Фицджеральд. Она является величайшей в истории джаза вокалисткой, диапазон её уникального голоса – три октавы. «Леди Элла» мастерски владела техникой голосовой импровизации и осталась в этом непревзойдённой. ДЕТСТВО И СЕМЬЯ ЭЛЛЫ ФИЦДЖЕРАЛЬД Родной город Фицджеральд – Ньюпорт-Ньюс. Её родители…

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