First Lady of Song

First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald for the Record

Book - 1994
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Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, c1994
ISBN: 9781559722407
1559722401
Branch Call Number: 781.57 F55f
Characteristics: xx, 379 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Bang_On
Dec 02, 2017

This intense biography of jazz singer extraordinaire, Ella Fitzgerald is somewhat incomplete, as it was published in 1994 (2 years before Ella's tragic death in 1996 at the age of 79).

But - All the same - "The First Lady Of Song" is a very detailed account of Ella's hectic professional life up to the year 1990 when, due to extremely poor health, she was forced to retire, completely, from the entertainment business.

In her formative years (up to the age of 16) - Ella was faced with both poverty and homelessness - But being of a strong and tenacious spirit she, thankfully, persevered and, at that point, rightfully went on to become one of the greatest female vocalists of all-time.

Competently written by Geoffrey Fidelman - This celebrity-bio also includes a 16-page photo gallery for your added enjoyment.

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pridi_o
Jan 08, 2014

Almost unreadable, like a discography, a long list of too many dates, tours, recordings, appeareances etc. Well, lots of details... And so what?

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