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Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, 1946.
Ella Fitzgerald, one of the leading jazz singers of all time

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Ella Fitzgerald Was Born
April 25, 1918

In recordings, concerts, and television appearances, Ella Fitzgerald recorded hundreds of songs by great American songwriters such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and Irving Berlin. Her unmatchable style became nationally recognized and still is.

Though scatting may date back to West Africa, Fitzgerald, along with Louis Armstrong, made it popular in the United States. Ask your family if they have heard scat performed, or listen to a sample of jazz music.


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