Ella Fitzgerald: Next Steps

Ella Fitzgerald: Next Steps

In the era of the long-play record, Ella was famous for her comprehensive songbook albums. But she was always a killer singles artist: Her 1936 performance of “Sing Me a Swing Song (and Let Me Dance)” features her sprightly, youthful voice, and postwar Verve cuts like “Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home” offer a look at her inimitable rhythmic energy.

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