Ella FITZGERALD - Papermoons Late 1930s/Early 1940s
Jazz, Blues | mp3@320 | All CD Covers, Inlays & Sticker | 173 Mb2002 | NEW SOUND 2000 Limited London | Digitally Enhanced
(born April 25, 1917, Newport News, Va., U.S.died June 15, 1996, Beverly Hills, Calif.) U.S. singer. She won an amateur contest at Harlem's Apollo Theatre in 1934 and became the star of drummer Chick Webb's big band the following year. Her association with manager and impresario Norman Granz in the late 1940s led to performances with Jazz at the Philharmonic and a famous series of Songbook recordings, each featuring the work of a single popular-song composer. Fitzgerald was one of the greatest scat singers in jazz; her clear, girlish voice and virtuosity made her one of the best-selling vocal recording artists in history.