Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ella Fitzgerald- Feb 3
In 1959, Ella Fitzgerald became the first African-American woman to earn a Grammy Award. She won five awards that year, including an award for best jazz soloist and one for best female pop vocalist. known as the "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella," was an American jazz and song vocalist. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Her recording career that lasted an astonishing 59 years, she was the winner of 14 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush. A few of her major hits are :"A Tisket, A Tasket", "It's Only A Paper Moon","Baby It's Cold Outside". Ms.Fitzgerald was true talent.