Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime (1968)

Written by on June 15, 2020

15 June 1996, US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook' was the first of eight "Songbook" sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking "Is it live, or is it Memorex" https://youtu.be/u2bigf337aU

Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime (1968)

Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio – Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin). The first lady of song in Berlin, 1968. Beautiful mother singin…


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