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Biography:
Birth Name: Ella Jane Fitzgerald
Born: 1917/04/25
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York
Died: 1996/06/15
Years Active: 1934-1993
Genres: Swing, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz

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, 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 14 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush. Her first #1 song was 1937’s “Goodnight My Love” perform...

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Albums:

The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald

Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie!

Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings

Essential Ella

The Intimate Ella

The Early Years - Part 1 (1935-1938)

Swingsation: Ella Fitzgerald With Chick Webb

The Last Decca Years 1949-1954

The Early Years - Part 2 (1939-1941)

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