Perfect Christmas Album (5 stars)
This is such a great christmas album, a classic. Ella sings and swings her way through 18 holiday classics and she proves over and over why she is the best. I bought this in iTunes last holiday season…..looking forward to playing it again this year
A True "Swinging Christmas" Classic (5 stars)
The premise seems almost too good to be true…the undeniably winsome First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, recording best-loved holiday chestnuts. Ella lives up to high expectations with this timeless recording that is arguably the best Christmas recording of all time (at least it tops the holiday jazz field). From the energetic opening strains of "Jingle Bells," Ella has us hooked, with her variating rhythms and crystal-clear voca
Simply Timeless (5 stars)
What better way to get in the holiday spirit. Ella, with her flawless vocals, phrasing & and sheer heart brings a fresh and beautiful spin on these classic tunes. This album makes you want to dance and shed a sentimental tear all at the same time. Pefection. Happy Holidays!
Born: April 25, 1917 in Newport News, VA
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
“The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was arguably the finest female jazz singer of all time (although some may vote for Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holiday). Blessed with a beautiful voice and a wide range, Fitzgerald could outswing anyone, was a brilliant scat singer, and had near-perfect elocution; one could always understand the words she sang. The one fault was that, since she always sounded so happy to be singing, Fitzgerald did not always dig below the surface of the lyrics she interpreted…
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