Ella was a major song stylist, partnering with the
greatest names in jazz: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Count
Basie, while leaving an indelible mark on jazz.
Special guest co-hosts for these programs are actors Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.
ELLA 1A.mp3 I’LL CHASE THE BLUES AWAY -- Chick Webb and his Orchestra, 1935 A TISKET, A TASKET -- Chick Webb and his Orchestra, 1938 NIGHT IN TUNISIA -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1961 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1961 OH, LADY BE GOOD -- Ella Fitzgerald w/ Bob Haggart and his Orchestra, 1947 DON’T BE THAT WAY -- Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, 1956 IT DON’T MEAN A THING (If it Ain't Got That Swing) -- Ella Fitzgerald w/ Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, 1957
ELLA 1B.mp3 I GOT PLENTY O’ NOTHIN’ -- Ella & Louis, from Porgy & Bess, 1958 ROCKS IN MY BED -- with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, 1957 FLYING HOME -- Ella Fitzgerald with Vic Schoen and his Orch, 1945 HOW HIGH THE MOON -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1947 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND -- Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington, live 1966 STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY -- Ella Fitzgerald Jazz at the Philharmonic, live 1957 MACK THE KNIFE -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1960
Singer Ella Fitzgerald became a household name.
Anyone remember the "is it Ella, or Memorex?" cassette tape commercials on TV in the 1970s?
ELLA 2A.mp3 PORTRAIT OF ELLA -- Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, 1957 UNDECIDED -- Chick Webb and his Orchestra SUMMERTIME -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1960 HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO ‘YA -- accompanied by Roy Eldridge, Bill Davis, et al BLUE SKIES -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1958 AIN’T NOBODY’S BUSINESS... -- Louis Jordan Tympany Five, 1950 THEM THERE EYES -- Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie and his Orchestra, 1963 CHEEK TO CHEEK -- Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, 1956
ELLA 2B.mp3 HONEYSUCKLE ROSE -- Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie Orchestra, 1963 STARS FELL ON ALABAMA -- Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, 1956 Chick Webb Medley (excerpts): HARLEM CONGO/ LIZA/ WHO YA HUNCHIN’/ SING ME A SWING SONG AND LET ME DANCE -- Chick Webb & his Orchestra, 1936-38 MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1954 SING ME A SWING SONG -- Chick Webb & his Orchestra, 1936 PORTRAIT OF ELLA -- Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, 1957 SIGNING OFF -- Ella Fitzgerald, 1961