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The First Lady of Song, American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996), was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. She is known for her pure voice, her improvisation, her swing, and her scat singing. Fitzgerald’s 60-year career began with the Chick Webb Orchestra in 1934. She started her solo career in 1942, which continued until 1994. Fitzgerald’s interpretations of the Great American Songbook – songs by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and George and Ira Gershwin among them – are some of her most popular recordings. “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” “Summertime, “ and “How Long Has This Been Going On?” are just a few of her notable works.The Short Biographies series from Applewood’s Benna Books imprint features short, intriguing, and entertaining biographies of world-renowned figures. Each beautiful hardcover book includes an interesting retelling of a single person's life, suitable for young adults and adults alike. These little gems will become beloved souvenirs of a favorite artist or a memorable trip to a museum.
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Street Date: April 11, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-3115
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