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

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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.

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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.”

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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

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Soundtrack: Jazz (Coltrane, Davis, etc.); songs to slow dance to, and songs that make you shake it Playlists for everything

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

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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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