A Biography of the First Lady of JazzBook - 1994
Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then one of the greatest interpreters of American popular song. Along with Billie Holiday, she virtually defined the female voice in jazz, and countless others followed in her wake and acknowledged her enormous influence. Also includes two 8-page inserts.
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994, c1993
Characteristics: xv, 334 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Edition: 1st American ed
Call Number: B FITZGERALD NICHOLSON