Who are among the best lady jazz singers of our times ? Pick your list, but likely Ella is on it, & up there ! The fact that she had a great voice on several counts has just been the springboard for her spirit and variety in the life’s jazz song performances. (There was also a great smile !) Her work has the fame to go with it. Ella is an example of talent that can’t be held back, coming at one point from homeless orphan beginnings. See the several “Ella” CD’s on the KCSM “thank you” page that are available as pledge gifts. Top of the gifts is an interesting wellspring source 5-CD set, “Ella Fitzgerald The Voice of Jazz”, with 200+ tracks.
Join Sonny & Mel Saturday midday on KCSM to hear tracks from this collection and life stories of Ella.