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Ella Fitzgerald – Witchcraft

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We celebrate the centennial of one of the best interpreters of song there ever was, the First Lady of Song, Miss Ella Fitzgerald! This week’s Top Tune was recorded live in Chicago on August 10, 1958 at Mister Kelly’s and features Lou Levy on piano, Max Bennett on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums. This must-hear set was remarkably one of the few live recordings of Fitzgerald captured in a small club.

The tune of course is the classic by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh, the pair of Great American Songbook writers whose marvelous, witty, and sophisticated output also included The Best is Yet to Come, I’ve Got Your Number, I Walk A Little Faster, and The Rules of the Road just to name a few.

Born in Newport News, Virginia on April 25, 1917, Ella in her long and illustrious career won 13 Grammy Awards, A Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, was inducted in the Down Beat magazine Hall of Fame, and received the Kennedy Center Honors for her contributions to the arts. If you had to pick one album that sums up her magic best, for our money it’s the 11 songs Ella and Louis Armstrong recorded one fine day in 1956 with the Oscar Petersen Quartet. Read all about that masterpiece HERE.

The GRAMMY Museum presents Ella at 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald. The Exhibit opened yesterday and celebrates 100 years of Fitzgerald’s legacy through rare recordings, photos, and one-of-a-kind stage costumes. Click HERE for more info.

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Contact & Licensing Info
Published by Notable Music Co. ASCAP (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Sean McGraw /
Published by MPL. Inc ASCAP (Carolyn Leigh)
Master controlled by Verve/Universal Music Group.

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Rosanne Cash gets deep at the Grammy Museum

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Great write-up on Rosanne’s Grammy Museum appearance! Read it HERE!

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Los Angeles! Amex & Notable present an Evening with Rosanne Cash!

The Grammy Museum logo Los Angeles! Amex & Notable present an Evening with Rosanne Cash!AMERICAN EXPRESS PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH ROSANNE CASH
Tuesday, October 5, 2010; 8pm

The GRAMMY Museum, in conjunction with Notable Music Co., is honored to welcome singer and songwriter, Rosanne Cash, for an onstage interview discussing her songwriting process, her latest album The List (Manhattan Records) and her recently released memoir Composed (Viking). Passed on from father to daughter during a conversation in 1973, a list titled 100 Essential Country Songs would act as an informal music education for Cash and in 2009, some thirty-six years later, several of those songs were recorded and released in Cash’s first album of covers. In addition to her success as an artist and songwriter, she released her memoir Composed this year, which became an instant bestseller. In the 200 seat Clive Davis Theater, Cash will perform a few songs with husband and producer John Leventhal as well as take questions from the audience. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK HERE.

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