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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 18, 2013.
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Introduction: Ella Fitzgerald: The Singer, Not the Song (1:40) -- Jazz (2:43) -- Early Life (2:13) -- First Break (2:35) -- Scat Singing (2:14) -- Bebop (3:37) -- Mainstream (1:52) -- The Songbooks (2:58) -- Racism (1:01) -- Conclusion: Ella Fitzgerald: The Singer, Not the Song (2:36) -- Credits: Ella Fitzgerald: The Singer, Not the Song (0:55)
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A master of swing and scat with pop/jazz crossover appeal, Ella Fitzgerald could outsing just about anyone. Her 60-year career-launched at 17 when she won an amateur singing contest at the Apollo Theater-saw her rise from a life of poverty to become an enduring icon of American music. This program, an examination of Fitzgerald's captivating music within the context of her eventful life, amply illustrates why recordings of this beloved diva continue to enchant listeners today.
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Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Films Media Group.
NBD Television Ltd.
Singer, Not the Song