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Stars Praise Ella Fitzgerald With 'We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song'; Out June 5

May 29th, 2007 12:47pm EDT
Ella Fitzgerald
A sensational assemblage of stars honors the incomparable songstress Ella Fitzgerald on the Phil Ramone-produced 'We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song' (June 5, Verve Records). These stars' love of Ella shines through on their musical performances, but they also cite Ella's artistry and music as moving and influential to their own careers.

You can almost hear Natalie Cole smile as she sings Ella's famous hit "A Tisket A Tasket." This was the first jazz song Cole ever learned and she practiced it so she would sound exactly like Ella. "When I was seven, I was singing like...

Stars Record Birthday Tribute For Ella Fitzgerald

March 6th, 2007 6:00pm EST
Ella Fitzgerald
Linda Ronstadt, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan and Natalie Cole are among the stars contributing songs to an album celebrating what would have been music legend Ella Fitzgerald's 90th birthday. Fitzgerald, also known as the First Lady of Song, would have turned 90 in April and will receive a late tribute when the album is released in June.

We All Love Ella: A Celebration Of The First Lady Of Song will be produced by Phil Ramone, who also worked on Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett's Duets CDs. The CD will feature Fitzgerald's signature songs, including 'Lady Be Good' sung by Dianne Reeves, 'T...

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