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The Month In Jazz – October 2020

181 days ago
StereogumI’m not much for jazz vocals. Even the so-called classic singers everyone’s supposed to love like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan don’t really do it for me. I saw Blossom Dearie live once, and it was fun -- like watching some... more info

Ella Fitzgerald made a powerful statement on racism in 1963 – but no one heard it

297 days ago
USA Today MusicJazz icon Ella Fitzgerald got political talking civil rights in 1963, but the radio interview never aired. It's heard now in a new movie on her life.             more info

Cassandra Wilson Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald With “Cry Me a River”

368 days ago
Allmusic Blog​The Grammy-winning jazz singer put her spin on the classic track in a performance featured on the upcoming Ella 100: Live at the Apollo! She shares her memories of that night, her other experiences at the Apollo, and what music is keeping her comp... more info

Zapp & Roger - "Ooh Baby Baby" [R'n'B, Soul, Funk]

658 days ago
Totally Fuzzy"Ooh Baby Baby" music video by Zapp & RogerAdded: 01-07-2019Genre : R'n'B, Soul, FunkDescription : Zapp - Ooh Baby Baby (Official Music Video)You're watching the official music video for Zapp - "Ooh Baby Baby" from the album 'Zapp Vibe'.-"Ooo Baby Ba... more info

Lifetime Achievement Award Announced Then Rescinded For Don McLean

714 days ago
StereogumA lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean. The 73-year-old announced Monday that he’s receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the ... more info

‘The Apollo’ review: Black music legends reveal humiliations, triumphs

725 days ago
New York PostOn Wednesday, the 18th Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with “The Apollo” — at the Apollo. The documentary explores the historic landmark where black music legends, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington to James Brown, Ar... more info

Moa - "Joy And Pain" [Pop]

755 days ago
Totally Fuzzy"Joy And Pain" music video by MoaAdded: 27-03-2019Genre : PopDescription : MOA - Joy and Pain (Official Music Video)-After spending many of year being hypnotized under the influences cabaret style vocals of Billie Holiday, Louise Armstrong and Ella F... more info

Ethel Ennis, Singer Who Walked Away From Fame, Is Dead at 86

787 days ago
New York TimesShe was praised by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. But she preferred to stay home and became Baltimore’s “First Lady of Jazz.” more info

Grace Notes: Elvis and Ella Fitzgerald Sang It. She Says Her Father Wrote It.

946 days ago
New York Times“Blue Moon” is credited to Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. A documentary filmmaker tried to get to the bottom of a family story that it was really written by her father. more info

The story of L.A. club Jewel's Catch One and its pioneering owner finds its way to Netflix

1083 days ago
L.A. Times - Pop & HissWhen nightclub pioneer Jewel Thais-Williams took over the building at 4067 W. Pico Blvd. in 1973, it transformed from the kind of venue where Ella Fitzgerald had to enter through the back to not offend white patrons into a spot where disco titan Sylv... more info

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