Ella Fitzgerald

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This biography of Ella Fitzgerald is an account of a poor black girl's determination to realize the American Dream, in the face of constant racial and sexual prejudice. The author discusses key influences in her life, and analyzes, with help from Mel Torme, her technique, style and musicianship

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The First Lady of Song is more than deserving of a full-length biography, and English musician-critic Nicholson (Jazz: The Modern Resurgence, not reviewed) is erudite and intelligent. But this book is ... Read full review

Ella Fitzgerald: a biography of the first lady of jazz

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Ella Fitzgerald's hit song "A-Tisket, A-Tasket'' grabbed national attention in 1938, and over the next three decades she won much popular and critical acclaim. Born in poverty, she rose to perform at ... Read full review

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