Tag Archives: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald would be 95 today; that was some century she lived through . . .

What a time to be a singer –  with new musical genres born every decade. Here is a childhood favorite of mine (she’d probably been performing for 25 years at this point):

From the days of  Rat Pack ‘cool’ on the teevee variety shows:

Later on with the one and only Louis Armstrong:

Could anyone else do this?

Even I didn’t know I was on vacaction

I really didn’t, at least not until I noticed I actually was on vacation. But it is August after all.

So I’ll throw up an oldie and not worry about this place for a few more days. Friend Shep sent this last week. The voices, the music, the lyrics – as good as America ever produced.

Meanwhile . . .

(Did I mention this is Florida.)