- 358 Pages
- Released: August 5, 2010
- Originally Released: 2001
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
Description by OLDIES.com:
Ella Fitzgerald is fondly remembered as America's "First Lady of Song." She sang Dixieland, swing, blues and wonderful Broadway show tunes by the likes of George Gershwin and Cole Porter. She was one of America's greatest jazz singers and has left a memorable and highly listenable legacy of recorded songs. This volume is a complete discography of Ella Fitzgerald's music from her first recording with Chick Webb and His Orchestra to her last recorded soundtrack for the motion picture film The Setting Sun. Part One includes a chronological listing of all known recorded performances of both Chick Webb and Ella Fitzgerald; Part Two gives the complete contents of Ella's LPs and CDs, including track listings, titles (with lyricists and composers) and timings; Part Three is an alphabetical listing of all songs contained on all of Ella's records. Reviews of the movies in which Ella appeared and surveys of her career with the Decca, Verve and Pablo music companies are included. The book also has an index of album and CD recordings, and alphabetical references to composers, lyricists, and musicians.