Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday With ‘Summertime’

April 25, 2017 5:30 am
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
(Photo by Phil Stern/Gilles Petard/Redferns)

On this day in 1917, jazz legend and 14-time Grammy winner Ella Fitzgerald was born.

Over the course of her career, she recorded with many of the greats of her day—including Louis Armstrong. Their most notable collaboration was a compilation of songs from George Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess. Watch this live performance from 1968 of Fitzgerald doing “Summertime” from the album.


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