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Ella Fitzgerald: Loving Ella

Unlike the pop stars of today, Ella Fitzgerald will never go out of fashion. Think of all the songs she made famous and how many artists are still covering them. Think of all the tribute albums that have sprung up since her death in 1996. Think of all the singers who, when asked where they get their inspiration, reflexively cite Ella first.

Ella would have turned 90 this year, and the occasion brings us a couple of exceptional but very different releases: Concord’s Love Letters From Ella and Verve’s We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song.

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