The musical genius who transformed American sound

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the great voices and one of the great musical artists of the 20th century.  Judith Tick is the author of the new biography “Becoming Ella Fitzgerald: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song”.  She spoke with KGNU’s Sam Fuqua and shared several musical examples of Ella Ftizgerald’s genius.

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