The First Lady of Song had perhaps the purest tone in recorded history. While not as eccentric as Billie Holiday, Fitzgerald is always a joy to listen to.
- Ella Sings Gershwin (1950) A-
- Always a pleasure to hear one of the greatest singers of all time. Especially when she’s singing Gershwin.
- Songs in a Mellow Mood (1954) B+
- Ella’s a fantastic singer, really. But I much prefer her arrangements to be lively and energetic. A minor release in her extensive catalogue.