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Alan Dale

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My Kind of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald
« on: July 11, 2013, 04:50:33 AM »
I once escorted her on my left arm from a Symphony stage to her dressing room. I sat with her as she greeted her fans and signed autographs. I said to her, "You're the greatest that's ever been." She responded by saying, "Aww, no."

Genuinely humble. My favorite American musician of the 20th century.

Ella Fitzgerald Dont Be That Way 13 November 1967
Ultimate Ella, Nov., 1967

Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie Orchestra 'Booty's Blues' (1979)(MUSIC series - Jazz)
Booty's (C-Jam) Blues, Ella with Count Basie
Montreux, '79

Ella Fitzgerald & Mel Torme perform and present the Grammy.

Pearl Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald & Sarah Vaughan-1979
^ Historic.

Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine our destiny.