Knowledge Identifier: +Ella_Fitzgerald
Category: Music (655)
Born in 1917.
Countries: United States (72%), United Kingdom (10%), France (6%)
Linked to: The New York Times, Capitol Records, Decca Records, American Heart Association
Cry Me a River - A jazzy blues ballad, "Cry Me a River" was originally written for Ella Fitzgerald to sing in the 1920s-set film, "Pete Kelly's Blues" , but the song was dropped
Chick Webb - Webb married Martha Loretta Ferguson , and in 1935 he began featuring a teenaged Ella Fitzgerald as vocalist
Louis Jordan - He died after a spinal operation on June 16, 1939, aged only 30; following his death, Ella Fitzgerald took over the band
Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1940.
Chick Webb - After his death, Ella Fitzgerald led the Chick Webb band until she left to focus on her solo career in 1942 and caused the band to disband
Sarah Vaughan - After a considerable delay, Vaughan was contacted by the Apollo in the spring of 1943 to open for Ella Fitzgerald.
The Ink Spots - In 1944 The Ink Spots teamed up with Ella Fitzgerald to record "I'm Making Believe", and "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
Her second marriage, in December 1947, was to the famous bass player Ray Brown, whom she had met while on tour with Dizzy Gillespie's band a year earlier.
Greenwich Village - Notable performers there included among others: Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman_Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Burl Ives, Lead Belly, Anita O'Day, Charlie Parker, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Paul Robeson, Kay Starr, Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Josh White, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, and The Weavers, who in Christmas 1949, played at the Village Vanguard
Gloria Lynne - She shared the stage with contemporary night club vocal ensembles as well as with Ella Fitzgerald, recording as part of such groups as The Enchanters and The Dell-Tones in the 1950s
Porgy and Bess - Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald recorded an album in 1957 in which they sang and scatted Gershwin's tunes
The two appeared on the same stage only periodically over the years, in television specials in 1958 and 1959, and again on 1967's A Man and His Music Ella Jobim, a show that featured Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Georgia on My Mind - The song has been covered by many artists, significant among them: Richard Manuel, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Eddy Arnold, The Anita Kerr Singers, Brenda Lee, Zac Brown Band, Michael Bublé, Michael Bolton, Dave Brubeck, Anita O'Day, Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, Rebecca Parris, Gerald Albright, Jo Stafford, Gladys Knight, Gene Krupa, Grover Washington, Jr., James Brown, Usher, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat Gonella and The Georgians, Django Reinhardt, Khalil Fong, Wes Montgomery,
Count Basie - Ella Fitzgerald made some memorable recordings with Basie, including the 1963 album Ella and Basie/.
Tommy Flanagan - As an accompanist, Flanagan worked with Ella Fitzgerald from 1963 to 1965 and 1968 to 1978
Johnny Mercer - An indication of the high esteem in which Mercer was held can be observed in that in 1964 he became the only lyricist to have his work recorded as a volume of Ella Fitzgerald's celebrated 'Songbook' albums for the Verve label
Leonard Feather - He wrote the lyrics to the jazz song "Whisper Not" which was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald on her 1966 Verve release of the same name
Sylvia Dee - Ella Fitzgerald on her 1968 Capitol release "Misty Blue"
Memorex - Memorex entered the consumer media business in 1971 first with its "shattering glass" advertisements and with a series of famous television commercials featuring Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughan - In 1977, Norman Granz, who was Ella Fitzgerald's manager, signed Vaughan to his Pablo Records label.
In 1980, she performed a medley of standards in a duet with Karen Carpenter on the Carpenters' television program Music, Music, Music.
BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra - As a unit, the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra was officially disbanded early in 1981, one of their final performances being at the Playhouse Theatre in Edinburgh with Ella Fitzgerald
France Gall - Gall topped the pop charts in many countries in 1987 and 1988 with another song from the "Babacar" album, "Ella, elle l'a" , a Berger tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
The incident was turned into a play by Bonnie Greer in 2005
Bonnie Greer - The later work began as a radio play broadcast in December 2005 after Greer saw a documentary on Marilyn Monroe, which mentioned Monroe's assistance to the jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald over the colour bar that prevented the singer from working at certain venues, especially the Mocambo nightclub
Joe Longthorne - In 2006, Longthorne performed again at the London Palladium, and in 2007 the Variety Club awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award, which placed him amongst past recipients such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Wayne Dobson, Freddie "Parrot Faced" Davies and Gary Wilmot
In 2008, the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News named its brand new 276-seat theater the Ella Fitzgerald Theater
In 2012, Rod Stewart performed a "virtual duet" with Ella Fitzgerald on his Christmas album "Merry Christmas, Baby", and his television special of the same name
On April 25, 2017, the centenary of her birth, UK's BBC Radio 2 broadcast three programmes as part of an "Ella at 100" celebration: "Ella Fitzgerald Night" introduced by Jamie Cullum, "Remembering Ella" introduced by Leo Green and "Ella Fitzgerald - the First Lady of Song" introduced by Petula Clark