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The Ella Fitzgerald companion

Author: Norman David
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
Series: Companions to celebrated musicians.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While jazz musician and educator David (U. of the Arts, Phila., PA; Franklin & Marshall College) provides some biographical notes on the stubbornly private superstar vocalist who died in 1996, he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ella Fitzgerald companion.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004
(OCoLC)639446455
Named Person: Ella Fitzgerald; Ella Fitzgerald; Ella Fitzgerald; Ella Fitzgerald
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman David
ISBN: 0313316457 9780313316456
OCLC Number: 52559263
Description: xxv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Ella mystique --
Overview --
The influential singers. Louis Armstrong ; Bessie Smith ; Ethel Waters ; Mildred Bailey ; Connee Boswell ; Billie Holiday ; Leo Watson --
The Chick Webb years --
The Bebop influence --
Norman Granz --
The arrangers. Sy Oliver ; Buddy Bregman ; Duke Ellington ; Paul Weston ; Nelson Riddle ; Billy May ; Frank De Vol ; Marty Paich ; Bill Doggett ; Two years at capitol ; One for Prestige, two for Reprise --
Benny, Duke, and Count. Benny Goodman and the swing era ; Duke Ellington ; Count Basie --
The principal accompanists. Hank Jones ; Oscar Peterson ; Ellis Larkins ; Paul Smith ; Lou Levy ; Tommy Flanagan ; Jimmy Rowles ; Joe Pass --
Appendix 1 : complete interviews. Virginia Wicks ; Tommy Flanagan ; Phil Schaap. Appendix 2 : A selection of Ella's honors and awards.
Series Title: Companions to celebrated musicians.
Responsibility: Norman David ; foreword by Tad Hershorn.

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