Ella Fitzgerald B-Day : Spring Is Here / Too Darn Hot / In The Still Of The Night / It Never Entered My Mind [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On April 25…

Ella was born

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Η Ella Fitzgerald είναι από τις περιπτώσεις για τις οποίες αισθάνεσαι αμήχανος να πεις οτιδήποτε, φοβούμενος ότι θα ξεπέσεις σε υπερβολές ή χιλιοειπωμένες κοινοτοπίες. Ευτυχώς δεν χρειάζεται να το κάνεις: είναι από εκείνες τις σπάνιες περιπτώσεις που η φήμη ενός καλλιτέχνη ταιριάζει με την αξία του… Ένα σεμνό πακέτο με τέσσερα τραγουδια, 2 από το Rodgers & Hart Songbook και δυο απ’ αυτό του Cole Porter είναι ό,τι πρέπει. Το άστρο της Ella φώτισε για πρώτη φορά τον κόσμο μας, σαν σήμερα, 25 Απριλίου 1917.


Ella Fitzgerald is one of those cases you feel embarrassed to say anything about, fearing that you will fall into cliches or exaggerations. Fortunately, you don’t have to speak: rarely has an artists’ reputation been so suited to its value… A modest package of four, two from the Rodgers & Hart songbook, two from Cole Porter‘s, will do. Ella‘s star lit up our world for the first time on this date, April 25, 1917.

0:00 Spring Is Here [R&H]. 3:42 Too Darn Hot [CP] 7:32 In The Still Of The Night [CP] 10:13 It Never Entered My Mind [R&H]

Stay Safe!🏡

More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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  1. One of the greatest singers of all time! “Too Darn Hot” and “In the Still of the Night” are from “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook,” which is an amazing album and my personal favorite of hers. And her wonderful mess-up of “Mack the Knife” never gets old!

    • Indeed…. we have I believe all her recordings (and then some). Thing about such a talent is that they come once in a century (if not more). Her voice is what I call universal voice that comes straight from the heavens… and that’s pretty moderate too! 😉

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