A Biography of the First Lady of Jazz
ISBN10: 0306806428 ISBN13: 9780306806421 Publisher: Perseus Book Group Published: Aug 21 1995 Weight: 1.30lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
The life of the very private and media-shy Ella Fitzgerald has long been shrouded in a mixture of half-truths and fiction. What emerges in Stuart Nicholson's groundbreaking biography is a remarkable story of a poor black girl's determination to realize the American Dream in the face of racial and sexual prejudice. She succeeded, and is now the definition of jazz singer to millions, one of the greatest of all jazz musicians. In this fullest account ever of her life, Nicholson draws on fresh research and interviews with Ella's friends and colleagues. Supplemented by Phil Schaap's authoritative discography, Ella Fitzgerald is a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most popular American singers in history.