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The Ella Fitzgerald companion : seven decades of commentary

Author: Leslie Gourse
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books, ©1998.
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"No woman in the history of jazz has achieved the international acclaim of Ella Fitzgerald. "The First Lady of Jazz" won thirteen Grammies during her career, spanning over fifty years. Now, for the first time since her 1996 death, fascinating interviews, articles, and reviews bring Ella Fitzgerald to life - from orphan to icon. Learn how the shy and complex singer whose voice "has peach fuzz on it" was discovered in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ella Fitzgerald companion.
New York : Schirmer Books, ©1998
(OCoLC)639420825
Named Person: Ella Fitzgerald; Ella Fitzgerald; Ella Fitzgerald; Ella Fitzgerald
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Gourse
ISBN: 0028646258 9780028646251 0825671795 9780825671791
OCLC Number: 37418347
Description: xvii, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A tisket, a tasket, the wrong colored basket / Earl Wilson --
The Gap in Ella Fitzgerald's life / Nina Bernstein --
Amateur night at the Apollo / Ralph Cooper with Steve Dougherty --
Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb / Marion Bussang --
Shakeup hits Ella's band; Bob Stark out / Anonymous --
Ella Fitzgerald and her band at the New Club Tropicana: who was where / Malcolm Johnson --
Ella Fitzgerald will quit as leader / Anonymous --
Tisket, tasket, it's rhythm / Mark Murphy --
Ella Fitzgerald found her "yellow basket" / Ted Yates --
Someday Ella'll buy / Betsy Luce --
Ella has a way with a song / Carter Harman --
Four to keep / Stanley Dance --
Ella / Bill Coss --
Ella tells of trouble in mind concerning discs, television ; Ella Fitzgerald: the criterion of innocence for popular singers / Nat Hentoff --
Ella ... the jazz horn / Dom Cerulli --
The first lady of song / Bob Bach --
Ella gives Carmen, Peggy, Hackett / Leonard Feather --
Ella sings the duke and it's a treasure / R.J.D. (Dic Doyle) --
Essential Ellington, 1956-1965 / John Edward Hasse --
Ella / Leonard Feather --
It took a hit album to make Miss F. a class nitery attraction / John Tynan --
Rodgers and Hart, Ella and Ellington / Irving Kolodin --
The audience loved Ella's evening --
Bob Freedman --
Rhythm section / Ralph Gleason. Miss Ella / Douglas Watt --
She who is Ella / Anonymous --
Ask Norman / Lee Jeske --
Ella / Francis Davis --
Ella Fitzgerald, lonely at the top / Leonard Feather --
Controversy comes with the territory --
Lady Day and Lady Time / Will Friedwald --
The time of Ella Fitzgerald / Leslie Gourse --
Ella Fitzgerald: a supreme moment / Frank Kennedy --
Ella / Henry Pleasants --
Ella still sings just this side of the angels / Ernest Dunbar --
Angel eyes is triumph for Ella Fitzgerald / John S. Wilson --
Ella Fitzgerald, in tune at her own party / Angela Taylor --
Bebop and modern jazz: the early styles / Len Lyons --
First lady / Gary Giddins --
Ella at 65 / Joel E. Siegel --
Tales of Mel Lewis and Walter Gil Fuller / Leslie Gourse --
Showtime at the Apollo / Ted Fox --
Chilled classics and the real thing / Gary Giddins --
Ella Fitzgerald sings with Count Bass Group ; Ella Fitzgerald's playfulness ripens with time's passage / Stephen Holden --
Ella Fitzgerald / Chip Deffaa --
Half a century of song with the Great Ella / John Rockwell --
Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Carter at the Hollywood Bowl / Floyd Levin --
Ella in wonderland / Margo Jefferson --
Ella Fitzgerald / Leonard Feather --
Mama Jazz bows out / Anonymous.
Responsibility: edited by Leslie Gourse.

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"No woman in the history of jazz has achieved the international acclaim of Ella Fitzgerald. "The First Lady of Jazz" won thirteen Grammies during her career, spanning over fifty years. Now, for the first time since her 1996 death, fascinating interviews, articles, and reviews bring Ella Fitzgerald to life - from orphan to icon. Learn how the shy and complex singer whose voice "has peach fuzz on it" was discovered in Harlem and rose to be the highest-paid jazz singer in the world."--Jacket.

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