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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 tumultuous teenage years, 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
2001 Great Women of Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 Greatest Love Songs Various Artists 1
2001 Harmony Jazz : Le Chant des rêves Various Artists 2
2001 Holiday Magic Various Artists 1
2001 Holiday Soul Various Artists 1
2001 Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 Jazz After Dark Various Artists 2
2001 Jazz Divas: Celebrate the Classic Voices of Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 Lazy Afternoon Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 Les 100 plus grands thèmes du blues Various Artists 1
2001 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 1
2001 Lounge Electrique Vol. 2 (The Baby Mammoth Session) Various Artists 1
2001 Memories of Jazz Legends Various Artists 1
2001 Monica Zetterlund väljer sina jazzfavoriter Various Artists 1
2001 Music to Watch Movies By Various Artists 1
2001 Oldies: Memory of 50's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2001 Oldies: Memory of 50's, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Oldies: Memory of 50's, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2001 On the Sunny Side of the Street Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Ornamental Holiday Various Artists 1
2001 Phonoanomalies for Hi-Fi Bugs Various Artists 1
2001 Pottery Barn Classic Christmas Various Artists 1
2001 Pure Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 Room Service Various Artists 1
2001 Season's Greetings 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Songs for a Lazy Sunday: Summer Edition Various Artists 1
2001 Sounds of Citywalk Various Artists 1
2001 Sunshine - The Cool Sound of a Hot Summer Various Artists 2
2001 Swingin' Christmas Various Artists 1
2001 The All Time Greatest Musical Hits Various Artists 1
2001 The Birth of Rhythm & Blues Various Artists 1
2001 The Encyclopedia of Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 The Great American Hall of Fame, Volume Two Various Artists 1
2001 The Great Swingers Various Artists 1
2001 The Greatest Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
2001 The History of Jazz: 100 Jazz Hits as Featured in the Celebrated TV Series Various Artists 1
2001 The Ladies Sing With the Big Bands and Beyond Various Artists 1
2001 The Legendary Stars of the 20th Century Various Artists 1
2001 The Mad, Mad World of Soundtracks, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2001 The Perfect Mix: All-Time Lounge Favorites Various Artists 1
2001 Traditional Christmas, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Try to Remember Various Artists 1
2001 Ultra Lounge: Relax to the Smooth Sounds Various Artists 1
2001 Viva Las Vegas Various Artists 1
2001 Vocal Groups and Crooners of the 30's Various Artists 1
2001 Winter Wonderland Various Artists 1
2002 Essential Jazz Various Artists 1
2002 Pure Jazz Encore Various Artists 1
2002 Dope & Glory: Reefer Songs der 30er & 40er Jahre Various Artists 1
2002 Sing When You're Swinging Various Artists 1
2002 Voices Various Artists 1
2002 Jazz Legends Various Artists 1
2002 Songs From the Chillout Lounge Various Artists 1
2002 Lady Sings the Blues Various Artists 1
2002 Swing For Winners Various Artists 1
2002 Verve//Unmixed Various Artists 1
2002 A Collection of Various Interpretations of Sunny, Part 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Verve Today 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 The Very Best of Smooth Jazz Various Artists 2
2002 Classic Jazz: Jazz Masters Various Artists 1
2002 Jivin' With Jordan Louis Jordan 1
2002 After Hours: Northern Soul Masters Various Artists 1
2002 The Golden Age of the Ink Spots: The Best of Everything The Ink Spots 1
2002 Red Hot & Feeling Great Various Artists 1
2002 Snow: The Get Easy! Christmas Collection Various Artists 1
2002 Jazz macht Frauen Beine Joseph von Westphalen 1
2002 Classic Duets Frank Sinatra 2
2002 The Blue Bar Various Artists 1
2002 Melodien für Millionen: Weihnachten 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 Pour ceux qui aiment le jazz Various Artists 1
2002 Famous: The Finest Female Jazz Today Various Artists 1
2002 Smooth Jazz Cafe 4 Various Artists 2
2002 The Jazz Album 2003 Various Artists 1
2002 Something Swingin’, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 DeeJay for Christmas Various Artists 1
2002 25 Jazz Greats, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2002 25 Jazz Greats, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 25 Jazz Greats, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2002 25 Jazz Greats, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2002 50 sublimes chanteuses de Jazz: 1940-1953 Various Artists 1
2002 2002 Centennial Richard Rodgers 1
2002 All That Jazz Various Artists 1
2002 Artist’s Choice: Ray Charles Various Artists 1
2002 Bar Jazz 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Bebop Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Bossa Nova Planet: The Best of Bossa Nova, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2002 By Golly Get Jolly Various Artists 1
2002 Chill: Brazil Various Artists 3
2002 Christmas Moods Various Artists 1
2002 Classic Ads Various Artists 1
2002 Classic Jazz: Jazz for Lovers Various Artists 1
2002 Étoile du Jazz Various Artists 1
2002 Forever Gold: Great Jazz Masters Various Artists 1
2002 Forties' Guys & Dolls Various Artists 1
2002 Golden Greats The Ink Spots 1
2002 Golden Greats The Mills Brothers 1
2002 Golden Greats Greatest 40's Various Artists 1
2002 Holiday Classics: A Collection of Jazz Favorites Various Artists 1
2002 Jazz & Blues Legends Various Artists 1
2002 Jazz Café: 40 Smooth Jazz Favourites Various Artists 1

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