Kudos to Google for celebrating the birthday of Ella Fitzgerald!!! I used to love seeing her on Ed Sullivan and other TV shows. What a silky smooth voice, what an interpreter and oh did I love her scat singing!!!! I can still visualize her singing, “A Tisket, A Tasket,” which, as a kid, I just adored!
Listen to her silky smoothness with her beautiful duet with Louis Armstrong on “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
It’s Thankful Thursday…again…so Thankful for Music, For Ella, For Louis, For Richie and so many others!
Can’t let today go by without a great and loving shout-out to a great song, Stand By Me, written by Jerry Leiber (music by Mike Stoller) who was also born today in 1933. He also wrote, “Hound Dog” and “Charlie Brown,” “Come a Little Bit Closer (Remember Jay & the Americans singing that? Who can forget?), “Spanish Harlem” and many other songs that were part of the soundtrack of the Baby Boomer Generation, MY generation…Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation! (Thank you, WHO!)
Leiber & Stoller