Known under a number of variants names (mostly based on Ella Fitzgerald & Her Famous? (?:Band|Orchestra)), this formation is pretty much the former Chick Webb Orchestra, without Chick Webb.
It lasted a couple of years under Fitzgerald leadership, before breaking up during the summer of 1941 - though a number of Decca sessions later that year were still issued under that name, with about half the former members (eg: a quintet) - these were Decca 4007, 4073, 4082 and 4291.

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Annotation last modified on 2007-12-07 16:39 UTC.


Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 The Radio Years, 1940 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Complete 1940 NBC Broadcasts 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1940 Starlit Hour / Is There Somebody Else 1
1941 You Don't Know What Love Is / Somebody Nobody Loves 1

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