When two of the greatest jazz singers, ever, tell us, we listen.
Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme at the 1976 Grammy Awards. Just electric.
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There were giants in those days. Monday morning, the Gershwin brother’s standard, sung by two greats. According to the pre-performance chit-chat, this was the first time the two had sung together.
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Monday morning, you hit the jackpot: Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey, and Sarah Vaughn. As far as I know, this 1979 television special, All-Star Salute To Pearl Bailey, is the only time they had all sung together publicly.
The medley includes:
Stompin at the Savoy
Don’t Mean a Thing
Sweet Georgia Brown
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Hold tight to your hat, scarf, and shirt this Monday as Hurricane Ella knocks you over with her incredible live performance and some amazing solos by Herb Ellis, Oscar Peterson, and Roy Eldridge, Belgium 1957.
“It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”
Ray Brown, bass
Oscar Peterson, piano
Jo Jones, drums
Herb Ellis, guitar
Roy Eldridge, trumpet.
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