A-Tisket, A-Tasket/Imagination/Lady Be Good

Ella Fitzgerald

A memorable medley by Ella

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Arguably the greatest jazz singer of all-time, Ella Fitzgerald, during a nearly half-century of performances and recordings, had a beautiful voice, perfect articulation, a wide range, a sweet personality, and the ability to outswing anyone.

This five-minute medley from a Canadian show in the early 1960s does a superior job of summing up many of Ella’s talents.

She is featured on her hit novelty “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” a ballad (“Imagination”) with strings, and scatting a couple of hot choruses on “Lady Be Good.”

The artistry and joy of Ella Fitzgerald, whose centennial was in 2017, always deserves to be celebrated.

-Scott Yanow


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