Legal name: Ella Jane Fitzgerald

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

After a tumultuous adolescence, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Fitzgerald's rendition of the nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. After taking over the band when Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start her solo career.

Her manager was Moe Gale, co-founder of the Savoy, until she turned the rest of her career over to Norman Granz, who founded Verve Records to produce new records by Fitzgerald. With Verve she recorded some of her more widely noted works, particularly her interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

While Fitzgerald appeared in movies and as a guest on popular television shows in the second half of the twentieth century, her musical collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and The Ink Spots were some of her most notable acts outside of her solo career. These partnerships produced some of her best-known songs such as "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "Cheek to Cheek", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)".

In 1993, she ended her nearly 60-year career with her last public performance. Three years later, she died at the age of 79 after years of declining health. Her accolades included fourteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Divas of Jazz: 14 of the Greatest Female Jazz Singers of All Time Various Artists 1
2007 Easy Listening Favourites, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 Edward Hopper and the Music of New York Various Artists 1
2007 Gold Standards: 40 Classics from the Great American Songbook Various Artists 1
2007 I’ll Be Home for Christmas: The Ultimate Holiday Homecoming Collection Various Artists 1
2007 Jazz After Midnight Various Artists 1
2007 Jazz Classics, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 Jazz Duets - The Finest Jazz Duets Selection Various Artists 1
2007 Jazz for Broken Hearts Various Artists 1
2007 Jazz Greats, The Essential Masterpieces / Trilogy Various Artists 1
2007 Ladies' Jazz, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2007 Lennert’s Best of Christmas, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2007 Les Voix du jazz Various Artists 1
2007 Let's Dance Jazz Various Artists 1
2007 Mellow Jazz Various Artists 1
2007 Music for Creative Cooks Various Artists 1
2007 Once Upon a Holiday Various Artists 1
2007 One Night on Broadway with Irving Berlin Irving Berlin & Otto Gabos 1
2007 Paraíso Tropical - Internacional Various Artists 1
2007 Proiect Special OMV: Evergreen Music Various Artists 1
2007 Rakehell's Revels, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 Ray Charles & Friends Ray Charles 1
2007 Season’s Greetings Various Artists 1
2007 Silent Night Holy Night Various Artists 1
2007 So Fresh: Songs for Christmas 2007 Various Artists 1
2007 Sounds of the Fourties Various Artists 1
2007 Stockings by the Fire Various Artists 1
2007 Summertime Louis Armstrong 1
2007 Swinging Christmas Various Artists 1
2007 Swinging Christmas Various Artists 1
2007 Swinging Christmas Various Artists 1
2007 The 2nd Smooth Jazz Avenue: The Greatest Moments in the Smooth Jazz History Various Artists 1
2007 The Apprentice: Crooners Collection Various Artists 1
2007 The Best of Christmas Jazz, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 The Golden Years of Jazz, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 The History of Jazz: 100 Ragtime, Dixieland & Boogie Woogie Greats Various Artists 1
2007 The Savoy Ballroom: House Bands: 1931-1955 Various Artists 1
2007 Ultimate Legends Various Artists 1
2007 Vanity Fair präsentiert: Christmas Hits Various Artists 1
2008 The Very Best of Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 Smoky Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 Verve//Unmixed⁴ Various Artists 2
2008 Kampen Grooves, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2008 The Very Best of Smooth Jazz Various Artists 2
2008 Smooth Jazz: Collector's Edition Various Artists 1
2008 Swing Style Various Artists 1
2008 Je n'aime pas le jazz mais ça j'aime bien Various Artists 2
2008 Beginner's Guide to Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 L'Intégrale Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Schmaltz, Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
2008 Verve//Unmixed Christmas Various Artists 2
2008 More Tea Vicar? Gentle Teatime Classics Various Artists 1
2008 Legends: The Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
2008 100% Christmas, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2008 Christmas and the City Various Artists 1
2008 Top Hits of the 1930s Various Artists 2
2008 My Life in Music Michael Parkinson 1
2008 100% Smooth Jazz Various Artists 1
2008 Absolute Christmas 2009 Various Artists 2
2008 A Classic FM Christmas 2008 Various Artists 3 1
2008 Christmas Jukebox Various Artists 1
2008 Santa's Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
2008 10 Jaar Top 2000 Various Artists 5 1
2008 100 Sixties Classics Various Artists 1
2008 100% Swing Various Artists 1
2008 Best in Lounge: Easy Listening Various Artists 1
2008 Café Shanghai Various Artists 1
2008 Christmas: The Best Platinum Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Dig That Crazy Santa Claus Various Artists 1
2008 Fireside Favourites At Christmas Various Artists 1
2008 Golden Age of Song Various Artists 1
2008 Jazz & The City Various Artists 3 2
2008 Jazz for Dinner (18 memorable tracks for a perfect evening) Various Artists 1
2008 Jazz for Lovers, Volume 01 Various Artists 1
2008 Jazz Masters Various Artists 1
2008 Lounge Various Artists 1
2008 More Jazz Legends Various Artists 1
2008 Oxford American: 10th Anniversary Edition (Two Southern Music CDs) Various Artists 1
2008 Radio RAM & Magic Records Present RAM Café 3: Lounge & Chillout Various Artists 1
2008 Santa Baby: A Romantic Christmas Various Artists 1
2008 Simply Christmas Crooners Various Artists 1
2008 Smooth Jazz Cafe Collection Various Artists 1
2008 Summer Classics Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Christmas: 75 Original Recordings Various Artists 1
2008 The Best of Smooth Jazz Cafe Various Artists 1
2008 The Hippest Holiday Mix Ever Various Artists 1
2008 The Lady Loves Soul Various Artists 1
2008 Timeless Christmas Various Artists 1
2008 Tom Feminino Various Artists 1
2008 Unforgettable Various Artists 3 1
2008 Winter Wonderland Various Artists 1
2008 Woman to Woman Various Artists 1
2009 Original Hits - Easy Various Artists 1
2009 Lift Every Voice: Honoring the African American Musical Legacy Various Artists 1
2009 Hits of the 30’s Various Artists 1
2009 100 Number 1 Hits Various Artists 1
2009 100 tubes Soul Various Artists 1
2009 The Ultimate Ballroom Album 12: Anything Goes Various Artists 3
2009 オトナのアイのうた -ジャズ編- Various Artists 1
2009 Day Tripper: Jazz Greats Meet the Beatles Vol. 1 Various Artists 1

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