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~ ELLA FITZGERALD ~ All Through The Night ~

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Published on Apr 28, 2011

~ ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT ~ sung by Ella Fitzgerald.
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"Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996) also known as the "First Lady Of Song" and "Lady Ella" was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves, she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her "scat singing".

"Ironically, her earliest passion was not singing but dancing. Though she participated in her school`s musical and glee club, Ella once wrote, "I never considered myself a singer. My real ambition was to dance. But one day 15 year old Ella entered the Apollo Theatre`s amateur night after drawing the short straw in a contest with two other friends to decide among them. Naturally she was going to dance. "Then I was nervous as can be, only 15 years old with the skinniest legs you`ve ever seen and so I froze and got cold feet. the man in charge said that I had better do something else up there so I said I wanted to sing instead. The audience was laughing," she wrote.

"Ella decided to a sing a song from an album of one of her favorite performers, Connee Boswell, called "The Object Of My Affection". Amazingly enough, the notorious harsh audience at the Apollo stopped laughing, and soon began clapping for more. "Three encores later, the $25 prize was mine, wrote Fitzgerald. And so her illustrious career began."

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