Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime.  The song my mother used to sing #uncommon #contest

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime. The song my mother used to sing #uncommon #contest

Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio - Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin).  The first lady of song in Berlin, 1968.

Ella Fitzgerald & the Tee Carson trio - Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin). The first lady of song in Berlin, 1968.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong - Summertime. My mother had this record when I was a child.

Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong - Summertime. My mother had this record when I was a child.

In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because  of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner & told him that if he booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. Ella said, "After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

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In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner & told him that if he booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. Ella said, "After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (Notice how far away from the mic Armstrong has to be? Ha!)

Rare photos of the old and the dead

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (Notice how far away from the mic Armstrong has to be? Ha!)

Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)

Ella Fitzgerald - the "First Lady of Song", "Queen of Jazz", and "Lady Ella", was an American jazz vocalist

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime - with lyric - YouTube

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Summertime - with lyric - YouTube

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