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Nomination : Ella fitzgerald
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I NOMINATE ELLA FITZGERALD for INDUCTION into the MD HALL of FAME

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Anyone who knows anything about jazz is familiar with the American jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Song and the Queen of Jazz ! Her name is synonymous with jazz ! The quintessential jazz vocalist, the artist everyone should listen to as an introduction to jazz ! She entertained millions of fans for sixty years with her distinctive vocals in swing, bebop, and pop. Ella specialised in scat singing, possibly the best in this art http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scat_singing.

During her sixty year career she has produced a lengthy, impressive and staggering discography, releasing well over 100 Albums - studio, live and collaboration !

She won fourteen Grammy awards as well as receiving numerous awards, honours and citations !

The great Ella passed away at the age of 79 in 1996.

Here is a brief selection of her songs...Note that I have left out many !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbL9vr4Q2LU - The art of scatting !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjJry0vhHj4 - Her number one hit from 1937...adds some raunchiness to the nineteenth century nursery rhyme,,,lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2bigf337aU - Ella at her best with a moving rendition of a timeless American classic !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI779D2tLyk - Vintage Ella !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDhF-PsDuCw - Perfection !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjuaZDdqmCw - Another gem from the great American songbook !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_8l7-xcFY - Live at Montreux !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx5b4AFVaT8 - 1984 performance,,,more scat !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFDJ4PiXm2E - Ella's last live appearance !!!! fantastic !



 The ultimate connection is between a performer and its' audience!
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#2
I vote yes

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#3
hello hello ...vote !!!!!!
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#4
my overall knowledge of jazz is very limited but i like what i like...and Ella is one of those i like,along with Nina Simone so...

she gets a "yes" from me also
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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#5
Come on guys and dolls ...it's Ella for chrispy sakes !!!!...lol
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#6
Yes, she deserve hall of fame status.
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#7
Thanks Evil dude !!!! Only one vote to go! Who will be the hero !
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#8
SOMEONE VOTE !!!! ...yes I am lobbying for Ella !
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#9
done and done. I vote "YES" for Ms. Ella Fitz
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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#10
Great! Ella goes to the Hall of Fame !!!!
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