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We All Love Ella Tribute Album

An Allstar tribute to Ella Fitzgerald featuring Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Etta James, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, k.d. Lang, Queen Latifah, Ledisi, Dianne Reeves, Linda Ronstat, Lizz Wright as well as a special duet between Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan.

An Ella Fitzgerald Biography

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-96) was, along with Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday, one of the most important vocalists to emerge from the big-band era. Her style is marked by a sunny outlook, a girlish innocence, and a virtuoso command of her voice.

Fitzgerald was born out of wedlock in Newport News, Virginia, to a laundress mother and a father who disappeared when she was three years old. Along with her mother and her mother’s new boyfriend who functioned as a stepfather, she soon moved to Yonkers, New York, where she began her schooling. Around the third grade she started dancing, a pursuit that became almost an obsession. In 1932, when she was fifteen, her mother died suddenly of a heart attack. Her stepfather treated her badly, but an aunt took the teenager to live with her in Harlem. This arrangement did not last long...

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PODCAST: The First Lady of Song
THE FIRST LADY OF SONG PODCAST SERIES

Audio and Video episodes featuring an all-star cast sharing their love for Ella and her music.

Episode 1 - We All Love Ella - Part 1  [download ]

Video podcast features Phil Ramone, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble' and Diana Krall.

Episode 2 - We All Love Ella - Part 2 [download More

Stars Raise Their Voices In A Musical Birthday To America's "First Lady of Song" on Great Performances

"Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, And Others Headline Happy Birthday: We Love Ella! (w.t.), A Tribute To The First Lady Of Song, A Thirteen/WNET New York Production, Airing Nationwide June 6 On PBS
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For more than half a century, Ella Fitzgerald packed houses around the world with her peerless delivery of ballads, pop standards and straight-ahead jazz. With her incomparable voice and astonishing technique, the beloved “First Lady of Song” consistently ranked among the top female jazz art... More

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