ESSAYS on ELLA
- Ella Fitzgerald: A Memorial -- by Will Friedwald
- This essay was written for the program book of a Carnegie Hall tribute to Miss Fitzgerald, which took
place July 9 and 10th. The concerts and this
appreciation were planned months in advance of the
event which, sadly, must now function as a memorial.
- The Decca Years -- by Will Friedwald
- This essay originally appeared as liner notes for The Decca Years, Vol. One, 1935-1938 featuring Chick Webb and his Orchestra.
Special Thanks to Geoffrey Mark Fidelman, author of Ella: For the Record, the Fabulous Career of Ella Fitzgerald.
- Ella Fitzgerald -- by Ira Gitler
- This essay first appeared in the Carnegie Hall Celebrates the Music of Ella Fitzgerald tribute program. It provides a succinct overview of Ella Fitzgerald's illustrious career.
- The Carnegie Hall Tribute -- by John Schrieber
- This essay, from the Carnegie Hall tribute program, was written by the producer of American Popular Song Celebration series, and gives some insight on the planning of the Ella event.
- Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie! -- by Will Friedwald
- This essay originally appeared as liner notes for the expanded reissue of Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie!,
a CD that finds its way into the collection of any devout Ella fan.
- The Lady Is A Champ -- by Vance Garnett
- This contributed essay recounts the thrill one fan felt when he saw two of his favorite performers together live on stage: Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
- Ella Fitzgerald -- by Richard Rossiter
- One fan's experience when he first heard news of Ella's passing.
- ELLA -- anonymous
- A personal thank you to one fan's most treasured artist.
- Carnegie Hall Tribute Review -- by Jigar Pirakh
- A two-night review of the festivities at the Carnegie Hall tribute, complete with biographies of contemporary performers that keep the music of Lady Ella alive through their performances.
These essays appear elsewhere on our site, but are listed here for your convenience.
Some are part of our original content, while others were sent to us via e-mail by Ella fans who visited our Fans Remember section.
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