Saturday, November 21, 2009

making a wreck, wreck of the record????
Ella Fitzgerald with some improvisation on a classic.

here's something I didn't know about Ella's career, from wikipedia:
In the mid-1950s, Fitzgerald became the first African-American to perform at the Mocambo, after Marilyn Monroe had lobbied the owner for the booking. The booking was instrumental in Fitzgerald's career. The incident was turned into a play by Bonnie Greer in 2005.

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