First Lady of Song
First Lady, President, and a Congress of song unto herself, Ella Fitzgerald is the greatest jazz vocalist music has yet to see. Fitzgerald had magic in
her voice both before and after her association with Verve Records in the 1950's -- still, nothing quite compares with the triumphant string of recordings she cut with the legendary label. FIRST LADY OF SONG brings together stellar performances from her many Verve projects, including the historic "Songbook" sessions that found her covering the work of such classic composers as Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, and Kern, as well as recordings that teamed her with such jazz icons as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. No matter the tony material or fast company, Ella effortlessly commanded the spotlight. FIRST LADY OF SONG provides all the evidence ever needed that Fitzgerald remains the yardstick to measure all vocal talent -- she's still the one to beat.