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Title:
Ella Fitzgerald something to live for
Author:
Bennett, Tony, 1926-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Fox Lorber CentreStage ; New York, NY : Distributed by Winstar TV & Video, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 86 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from disc label.

"Documentary/performance"

"The singer - her music, the definitive portrait"--Container.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781572527669
Format :
DVD

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Summary

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The first comprehensive portrait of this legendary singer. Features never-before-seen performance footage and exclusive interviews.


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Narrated by world-renowned recording artist Tony Bennett. Includes performance clips of Ella singing with Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and others.


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Library Journal Review

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-96) transcended musical genres. While she was a consummate jazz singer (she never performed a song the same way twice--a real challege to her accompanists), her recorded versions of Cole Porter's and Irving Berlin's songs helped broaden her popularity. Over the course of a long career, Fitzgerald won 13 Grammys and sold over 40 million records. This documentary, narrated by Tony Bennett, has an excellent soundtrack, with songs such as "Misty," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Lover Man," and other fan favorites (a separate soundtrack album is also available). Video clips show her singing with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, and Mel Torme. Interviews with childhood friends and fellow musicians offer both personal and professional insights about this unique artist. Highly recommended for most libraries.--Gary D. Barber, formerly with SUNY at Fredonia Lib. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.