Ella Fitzgerald – Musical Moments to Remember: The Ella Fitzgerald Film & Musical Album (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:27:36 minutes | 494 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
After a tumultuous adolescence, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Her rendition of the nursery rhyme “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. After taking over the band when Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start her solo career.
Her manager was Moe Gale, co-founder of the Savoy, until she turned the rest of her career over to Norman Granz, who founded Verve Records to produce new records by Fitzgerald. With Verve she recorded some of her more widely noted works, particularly her interpretations of the Great American Songbook.
While Fitzgerald appeared in movies and as a guest on popular television shows in the second half of the twentieth century, her musical collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and The Ink Spots were some of her most notable acts outside of her solo career. These partnerships produced some of her best-known songs such as “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, “Cheek to Cheek”, “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”, and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”.
In 1993, after a career of nearly 60 years, she gave her last public performance. Three years later, she died at the age of 79 after years of declining health. Her accolades included fourteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1. Ella Fitzgerald – Thanks for the Memory (From “The Big Broadcast of 1938”)
2. Ella Fitzgerald – Shall We Dance (From “Shall We Dance”)
3. Ella Fitzgerald – They Can’t Take That Away from Me (From “Shall We Dance”)
4. Ella Fitzgerald – Slap That Bass (From “Shall We Dance”)
5. Ella Fitzgerald – Old Devil Moon (From “Finian’s Rainbow”)
6. Ella Fitzgerald – The Little Show: Moanin’ Low (From “The Little Show”)
7. Ella Fitzgerald – The Little Show: Can’t We Be Friends (From “The Little Show”)
8. Ella Fitzgerald – The New Moon: Lover, Come Back to Me (From “The New Moon”)
9. Ella Fitzgerald – The Man I Love (From “Lady, Be Good”)
10. Ella Fitzgerald – Fascinating Rhythm (From “Lady, Be Good”)
11. Ella Fitzgerald – Oh, Lady, Be Good! (From “Lady, Be Good”)
12. Ella Fitzgerald – The Nearness of You (From “Romance in the Dark”)
13. Ella Fitzgerald – Star Spangled Rhythm: That Old Black Magic (From “Star Spangled Rhythm”)
14. Ella Fitzgerald – It Might as Well Be Spring (From “State Fair”)
15. Ella Fitzgerald – Nice Work If You Can Get It (From “A Damsel in Distress”)
16. Ella Fitzgerald – A Foggy Day (From “A Damsel in Distress”)
17. Ella Fitzgerald – Things Are Looking Up (From “A Damsel in Distress”)
18. Ella Fitzgerald – Taking a Chance on Love (From “Cabin in the Sky”)
19. Ella Fitzgerald – Isn’t This a Lovely Day? (From “Top Hat”)
20. Ella Fitzgerald – You’ll Never Know (From “Hello Frisco”)
21. Ella Fitzgerald – Ziegfeld Follies of 1936: I Can’t Get Started (From “Ziegfeld Follies of 1936”)
22. Ella Fitzgerald – April in Paris (From “Walk a Little Faster”)
23. Ella Fitzgerald – Embraceable You (From “Girl Crazy”)
24. Ella Fitzgerald – I Got Rhythm (From “Girl Crazy”)