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Ella Fitzgerald: An Annotated Discography; Including a Complete Discography of Chick Webb
     

Ella Fitzgerald: An Annotated Discography; Including a Complete Discography of Chick Webb

by J. Wilfred Johnson
 

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Ella Fitzgerald was one of America’s greatest jazz singers. This volume is as complete a discography of her recorded songs as currently seems possible to compile.
This volume also contains a complete discography (1927–1939) for drummer and bandleader Chick Webb, with whom Ella began her recording career in 1935.
Part One includes a chronological

Overview

Ella Fitzgerald was one of America’s greatest jazz singers. This volume is as complete a discography of her recorded songs as currently seems possible to compile.
This volume also contains a complete discography (1927–1939) for drummer and bandleader Chick Webb, with whom Ella began her recording career in 1935.
Part One includes a chronological listing of all known recorded performances of both Chick Webb and Ella. Part Two gives the complete contents of Ella’s LPs and CDs, including track listings, titles (with lyricists and composers) and timings. Part Three is an annotated alphabetical listing of all songs contained on all of Fitzgerald’s records, with detailed information on each song’s composer, lyricist, and history.
Reviews of the movies in which Ella appeared and surveys of her career with the Decca, Verve and Pablo music companies are included. The book also has an index of album and CD recordings, and composers, lyricists and musicians.

Editorial Reviews

Film Review
a mighty achievement...exhaustive...a monumental work
Booklist/RBB
Comprehensive
Choice
Valuable
Booklist
comprehensive
From the Publisher
“a mighty achievement...exhaustive...a monumental work”—Film Review; “comprehensive”—Booklist; “valuable”—Choice; “comprehensive and thoroughly researched”—ARBA; “no stone unturned...definitive”—Stateside; “well conceived and extremely well executed...does a great deal more than merely list the singer’s recordings...welcome and useful...invaluable...recommended”—Jazz Journal; “easy to read...tons of information...complete...terrific”—IAJRC Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786446902
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/05/2010
Series:
Performing Arts/Music
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Retired business administrator J. Wilfred Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon.

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