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Ella Fitzgerald

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Ella Fitzgerald’s career began at various amateur nights around New York City, most famously at the Apollo Theater in 1934. From those early days, Fitzgerald grew to be an iconic jazz singer and the First Lady of Song.
In the spring of 1983, Fitzgerald sat down for a conversation with Wink Martindale. She discusses how her career began and some of her first hits including “A-Tistket, A-Tasket.” We also hear about some artists she’s a fan of and hear from musicians who cite her as an influence.

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