‘S Wonderful: Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis, Jr.

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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.

Thanks to YouTuber rockinhillbillies

Trifecta

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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
Perdido
Don’t Mean a Thing
Cherokee
Sweet Georgia Brown

Thanks to YouTuber newstart2009

Force of Nature

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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.”

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Ray Brown, bass

Oscar Peterson, piano

Jo Jones, drums

Herb Ellis, guitar

Roy Eldridge, trumpet.

 

Thanks to YouTuber  Jimmy John