First lady of song: Ella Fitzgerald for the record

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Carol Pub. Group, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 379 pages
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A close-up study of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald traces her successful musical career and describes the intimate details of her private life, from her battles with recording executives and abusive relatives to the debilitating illnesses from which she has suffered.

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First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald for the Record

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Fitzgerald, who came from a broken home and lived on the streets, won the famous Amateur Night at the Apollo contest and went on to an unparalleled career. In this labor of love, Fidelman chronicles ... Read full review



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Geoffrey Mark Fidelman wrote "The Lucy Book "over a twenty-fiv year period. a freelance pop-culture writer, Grammy-nominated albumn-notes wrtier, and talk-show host, he is also the author of "First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald for the Record."