Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime.  The song my mother used to sing #uncommon #contest

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime. The song my mother used to sing #uncommon #contest

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.

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.”

The unforgettable Ella Fitzgerald ~ I could listen to her incredible voice & interpretations all day, every day! Here she sings "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)", by Cole Porter, another favourite musician of mine ~ Epi

The unforgettable Ella Fitzgerald ~ I could listen to her incredible voice & interpretations all day, every day! Here she sings "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)", by Cole Porter, another favourite musician of mine ~ Epi

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

The tone of that horn (Louis was a supreme genius, so much more than Hello, Dolly) and the tone of her voice, one of the most perfect voices ever put on record. And a song that let's them play a little. Heaven.

The tone of that horn (Louis was a supreme genius, so much more than Hello, Dolly) and the tone of her voice, one of the most perfect voices ever put on record. And a song that let's them play a little. Heaven.

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