Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography Of The First Lady Of Jazz (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Stuart Nicholson's books include Jazz: The 1980s Resurgence and Billie Holiday. He lives in England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780306806421
ISBN-10: 0306806428
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: August 22nd, 1995
Pages: 368
Language: English