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* {{Improv}}: In her concert album ''Ella In Berlin,'' she had a memory lapse on the lyrics of "Mack The Knife," and proceeded to make up her own words and {{scatting}} over the music instead. The result ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic won a]] GrammyAward''.

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* {{Improv}}: In her concert album ''Ella In Berlin,'' she had a memory lapse on the lyrics of "Mack The Knife," and proceeded to make up her own words and {{scatting}} over the music instead. The result ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic won a]] GrammyAward''.UsefulNotes/GrammyAward''.


* OddFriendship: Creator/MarilynMonroe and Ella’s friendship. Maybe not as odd as one might think: both were shy people and both were judged by the way they looked throughout their careers.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Ella was willing to tackle songs in any genre from jazz to rock, but probably the most unlikely was a TV performance of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBILb1-PAc Three Little Maids From School]]" from Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/TheMikado'', as a trio with [[AllStarCast Joan Sutherland and Dinah Shore]].

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* OddFriendship: Creator/MarilynMonroe and Ella’s Ella's friendship. Maybe not as odd as one might think: both were shy people and both were judged by the way they looked throughout their careers.
* OutOfGenreExperience: Ella was willing to tackle songs in any genre from jazz to rock, but probably the most unlikely was a TV performance of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBILb1-PAc Three Little Maids From School]]" from Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/TheMikado'', as a trio with [[AllStarCast Joan Sutherland and Dinah Shore]].Creator/DinahShore.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Ella and her idol, Connie Boswell, from the famed harmonizing group, The Boswell Sisters.
** Many later jazz and pop vocalists have cited Ella as an inspiration, including artists as diverse as Music/{{Adele}} and Music/{{Bjork}}.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Ella and was one to her idol, Connie Connee Boswell, from the famed harmonizing group, The Boswell Sisters.
** Many later jazz and pop vocalists have cited Ella as an inspiration, including artists as diverse as Music/{{Adele}} and Music/{{Bjork}}.Music/{{Bjork}}.
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* Music/{{Jazz}}: A prominent figure in jazz and its subsequent subgroups (bebop & scat)

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* Music/{{Jazz}}: Main/{{Jazz}}: A prominent figure in jazz and its subsequent subgroups (bebop & scat)


* SpiritualSuccessor: Ella and her idol, Connie Bowell, from the famed harmonizing group, The Boswell Sisters.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Ella and her idol, Connie Bowell, Boswell, from the famed harmonizing group, The Boswell Sisters.


Fitzgerald had [[DarkAndTroubledPast a tough life growing up]] and was homeless for most of her teenage years in New York City. There she would dance for pennies to any passerby, thinking she'd become a great dancer. In 1934, the Apollo theatre held an amateur night, and Ella signed up to dance, but seeing that a better dance group was before her, she opted to sing instead, and the rest is history.

She was heard by one of the musicians in Chick Webb's influential band, and eventually was picked up by Chick Webb, “The King of Swing” himself. She cut one of the most influential and popular jazz songs with the band, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938), at 21. During TheForties, she slowly grew her reputation, but she hadn't yet broken through to the white audience mainstream. Once signing with Verve in TheFifties (a label created specifically for her), she put out various cover albums of famous songwriters and composers like Music/ColePorter, Music/GeorgeGershwin, and Music/IrvingBerlin, and in turn, created jazz standards and solidified her stardom. She collaborated with many famous musicians of her time like Music/FrankSinatra, and most famously, Music/LouisArmstrong. Still prominent throughout TheSixties and TheSeventies, she continued to sing and keep up with the times. Classics of this period include her ''Ella in Berlin'' album and her collaborations with guitarist, Joe Pass.

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Fitzgerald had [[DarkAndTroubledPast a tough life growing up]] and was homeless for most of her teenage years in New York City. There she would dance for pennies to any passerby, thinking she'd become a great dancer. In 1934, the Apollo theatre held an amateur night, and Ella signed up to dance, but dance; however, seeing that a better dance group was before her, she opted to sing instead, and the instead. The rest is history.

She was heard by one of the musicians in Chick Webb's influential band, band and eventually was picked up by Chick Webb, “The King of Swing” himself. She cut one of the most influential and popular jazz songs with the band, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938), at 21. During TheForties, she slowly grew her reputation, reputation but she hadn't yet broken through to the white audience mainstream. Once signing with Verve in TheFifties (a label created specifically for her), she put out various cover albums of famous songwriters and composers like Music/ColePorter, Music/GeorgeGershwin, and Music/IrvingBerlin, and in turn, created jazz standards and solidified her stardom. She collaborated with many famous musicians of her time like Music/FrankSinatra, and most famously, Music/LouisArmstrong. Still prominent throughout TheSixties and TheSeventies, she continued to sing and keep up with the times. Classics of this period include her ''Ella in Berlin'' album and her collaborations with guitarist, Joe Pass.

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* OutOfGenreExperience: Ella was willing to tackle songs in any genre from jazz to rock, but probably the most unlikely was a TV performance of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBILb1-PAc Three Little Maids From School]]" from Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/TheMikado'', as a trio with [[AllStarCast Joan Sutherland and Dinah Shore]].


* MultipleDemographicAppeal: She sung jazz, pop, standards, and even RockAndRoll and made everything her own.

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* MultipleDemographicAppeal: She sung jazz, pop, standards, and even RockAndRoll RockAndRoll, and made everything her own.


Fitzgerald had [[DarkAndTroubledPast a tough life growing up]] and was homeless for most of her teenage years in New York City. There she would dance for pennies to any passerby, thinking she'd become a great dancer. In 1934. the Apollo theatre held an amateur night, and Ella signed up to dance, but seeing that a better dance group was before her, she opted to sing instead, and the rest is history.

She was heard by one of the musicians in Chick Webb's influential band, and eventually was picked up by Chick Webb, “The King of Swing” himself. She cut one of the most influential and popular jazz songs with the band, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938), at 21. During TheForties, she slowly grew her reputation, but she didn't break through to the mainstream with white audiences. Once signing with Verve in TheFifties (a label created specifically for her), she put out various cover albums of famous songwriters and composers like Music/ColePorter, Music/GeorgeGershwin, and Music/IrvingBerlin, and in turn, created jazz standards and solidified her stardom. She collaborated with many famous musicians of her time like Music/FrankSinatra, and most famously, Music/LouisArmstrong. Still prominent throughout TheSixties and TheSeventies, she continued to sing and keep up with the times. Classics of this period include her ''Ella in Berlin'' album and her collaborations with guitarist, Joe Pass.

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Fitzgerald had [[DarkAndTroubledPast a tough life growing up]] and was homeless for most of her teenage years in New York City. There she would dance for pennies to any passerby, thinking she'd become a great dancer. In 1934. 1934, the Apollo theatre held an amateur night, and Ella signed up to dance, but seeing that a better dance group was before her, she opted to sing instead, and the rest is history.

She was heard by one of the musicians in Chick Webb's influential band, and eventually was picked up by Chick Webb, “The King of Swing” himself. She cut one of the most influential and popular jazz songs with the band, “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938), at 21. During TheForties, she slowly grew her reputation, but she didn't break hadn't yet broken through to the mainstream with white audiences.audience mainstream. Once signing with Verve in TheFifties (a label created specifically for her), she put out various cover albums of famous songwriters and composers like Music/ColePorter, Music/GeorgeGershwin, and Music/IrvingBerlin, and in turn, created jazz standards and solidified her stardom. She collaborated with many famous musicians of her time like Music/FrankSinatra, and most famously, Music/LouisArmstrong. Still prominent throughout TheSixties and TheSeventies, she continued to sing and keep up with the times. Classics of this period include her ''Ella in Berlin'' album and her collaborations with guitarist, Joe Pass.


** Many later jazz and pop vocalists have cited Ella as an inspiration, including artists as diverse as Music/{{Adele}}and Music/{{Bjork}}.

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** Many later jazz and pop vocalists have cited Ella as an inspiration, including artists as diverse as Music/{{Adele}}and Music/{{Adele}} and Music/{{Bjork}}.


* GlassShatteringSound: Appeared in one of Memorex's "Is it real or Memorex?" TV commercials, in which her voice breaks a wine glass when she hits a high note... and then replaying the recording of her singing also causes glass to shatter.



* OddFriendship: Creator/MarilynMonroe and Ella’s friendship.
** Maybe not as odd as one might think: both were shy people and both were judged by the way they looked throughout their careers.

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* OddFriendship: Creator/MarilynMonroe and Ella’s friendship.
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friendship. Maybe not as odd as one might think: both were shy people and both were judged by the way they looked throughout their careers.


** ''Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook'' (1956)

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** ''Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Music/ColePorter Songbook'' (1956)



** ''Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook'' (1958)
** ''Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book'' (1959)

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** ''Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Music/IrvingBerlin Songbook'' (1958)
** ''Ella Fitzgerald Sings the [[Music/GeorgeGershwin George and Ira Gershwin Gershwin]] Song Book'' (1959)(1959)
* CoveredUp: Invoked by no less than [[Music/GeorgeGershwin Ira Gershwin]], who said, "I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them."
* {{Corpsing}}: In her live recording of "Mack The Knife", Ella begins to get the giggles when she forgets the lyrics to the song halfway through. She quickly recovers and [[TheShowMustGoOn nails the performance]].



* {{Improv}}: In her concert album ''Ella In Berlin,'' she had a memory lapse on the lyrics of "Mack The Knife," and proceeded to improvise some {{scatting}} over the music instead. The result ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic won a]] GrammyAward''.

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* {{Improv}}: In her concert album ''Ella In Berlin,'' she had a memory lapse on the lyrics of "Mack The Knife," and proceeded to improvise some make up her own words and {{scatting}} over the music instead. The result ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic won a]] GrammyAward''.



* MultipleDemographicAppeal: She sung jazz, pop, standards, and made everything her own.

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* MultipleDemographicAppeal: She sung jazz, pop, standards, and even RockAndRoll and made everything her own.



* SpiritualSuccessor: Ella and her idol, Connie Bowell, from the famed harmonizing group, The Boswell Sisters.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Ella and her idol, Connie Bowell, from the famed harmonizing group, The Boswell Sisters.Sisters.
** Many later jazz and pop vocalists have cited Ella as an inspiration, including artists as diverse as Music/{{Adele}}and Music/{{Bjork}}.

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* IronicNurseryTune: Her first big hit was a rendition of the NurseryRhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket," which her interpretation with Chick Webb turned from a children's ditty into a sophisticated swing number.

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* {{Improv}}: In her concert album ''Ella In Berlin,'' she had a memory lapse on the lyrics of "Mack The Knife," and proceeded to improvise some {{scatting}} over the music instead. The result ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic won a]] GrammyAward''.


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* SopranoAndGravel: A series of duets with the gravel provided by none other than Music/LouisArmstrong.

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