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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald: Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (Verve/UMe)

A long-thought lost live recording of Ella Fitzgerald in Berlin offers up an enjoyable–if not slightly standard–performance by the legendary jazz vocalist.

Ella Fitzgerald, “Mack The Knife/How High The Moon”

For Black History Month, we’re paying tribute to the fantastic artists and entertainers who have enriched our culture. The two songs that concluded Ella Fitzgerald’s Berlin concert in 1960 almost single-handedly highlight why she was one of the greatest jazz vocalists of the 20th Century.

Ella Fitzgerald: Ella At Zardi’s (Verve Records)

To celebrate the centennial of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald’s birth, Verve Records has given the world a delightful treat–a 1956 recording of the legendary singer in a tiny jazz club. It’s a loose, fun set that’s an exciting, delightful listen.