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June 15, 1996 - Ella Fitzgerald an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves dies at age 79

Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald, NYC, William Gottlieb Collection, Libary of Congress Want to know more about Black History ?

Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, and Howard Johnson, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947. Photograph by William P. Gottlieb. William P. Gottlieb Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, and Howard Johnson, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1947. Photograph by William P. Gottlieb. William P. Gottlieb Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Ella Fitzgerald, 1954

Ella Fitzgerald, 1954

21 Dazzling Photos Of Jazz Legend Ella Fitzgerald Over The Years Ella Fitzgerald signing autographs at the concert series Jazz at the Philharmonic in Vienna in February

Charlie "Yardbird" Parker - The Einstein of Jazz music, and it ain't up for discussion in my opinon. When I listen to Bird, the universe opens up. Im fucking serious......

Dizzy, Yardbird and the Prince of Darkness

Charlie "Yardbird" Parker - The Einstein of Jazz music, and it ain't up for discussion in my opinon. When I listen to Bird, the universe opens up. Im fucking serious.

Ella Fitzgerald

In Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary year there are many exciting things planned in celebration, including exhibitions, new releases, tributes and concerts

In this article it shows that the Boswell Sisters were a close harmony singing group. The Sisters were known for their complex harmonies and they experimented with different rhythms. They hit their peak of fame in New Orleans, singing Jazz Music when they were only teenagers. Along with singing in theaters and in bars, the girls music also appeared in the classic films of that time.

Boswell Sisters: profile + selected recordings 1925 & 1930

Benny Carter, Apollo Theatre, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1946

Benny Carter, Apollo Theatre, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1946

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