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twixnmix: Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband…

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

On this day in music history: May 2, 1938 – &l…

On this day in music history: May 2, 1938 – “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” by Chick Webb & His Orchestra Featuring Ella Fitzgerald is recorded at Decca Recording Studios in New York City. Written by Al Feldman and Ella Fitzgerald, it is the first chart topper for the Newport News, VA born jazz icon. The song is based on the children’s nursery rhyme written and published in 1879. It is the breakthrough hit for the then twenty one year old jazz singer. Quickly becoming a jazz standard, it tops the American Hit Parade (existing prior to the Billboard Best Sellers chart), selling over a million copies. Fitzgerald also performs the song (also playing a small role in the film) in the Abbott & Costello comedy “Ride ‘Em Cowboy” in 1942. “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1986.

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Born on this day: April 25, 1917 – Jazz vocal …

Born on this day: April 25, 1917 – Jazz vocal icon Ella Fitzgerald (born Ella Jane Fitzgerald in Newport News, VA. Happy Birthday to the “Queen Of Jazz” on what would have been her 102nd Birthday.

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congres…

Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald on the NBC…

Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald on the NBC TV Special “A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim” (1967). 

Photos by Ed Thrasher 

Born on this day: April 25, 1917 – Jazz vocal …

Born on this day: April 25, 1917 – Jazz vocal icon Ella Fitzgerald (born Ella Jane Fitzgerald in Newport News, VA. Happy Birthday to the “Queen Of Jazz” on what would have been her 101st Birthday.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vec…

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1940. 

Small Hours in Jazz

Small Hours in Jazz