25 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

The First Lady of Song achieved early fame by putting some swing into the nursery rhyme “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” and before long, she would revolutionize many more styles. Lady Ella's work with trumpeter and bop visionary Dizzy Gillespie inspired her approach to scatting, and her ability to keep the melody in view during improvs made her an adept interpreter of many composers. With her strong use of vibrato, she recorded brilliant songbook albums from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin. Her collaborations with Pops are justly famous.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The First Lady of Song achieved early fame by putting some swing into the nursery rhyme “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” and before long, she would revolutionize many more styles. Lady Ella's work with trumpeter and bop visionary Dizzy Gillespie inspired her approach to scatting, and her ability to keep the melody in view during improvs made her an adept interpreter of many composers. With her strong use of vibrato, she recorded brilliant songbook albums from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin. Her collaborations with Pops are justly famous.

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