Posts Tagged ‘Ella Fitzgerald’

My Funny Valentine

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I searched my music collection and found 24 versions of the Rodgers and Hart classic gem,”My Funny Valentine” which was first featured in the Broadway musical “Babe in Arms” in 1937. Below are the versions of “My Funny Valentine” in my music collection. Notably, on the Frank Sinatra/Lorrie Morgan duet, […]

New stamp honors Ella Fitzgerald

From Associated Press By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer Wed Jan 10, 2:25 AM ET WASHINGTON – The lady is a stamp! The U.S. Postal Service honors the First Lady of Song — Ella Fitzgerald — with her own postage stamp Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT The 39-cent stamp is being released at ceremonies at Jazz at […]


Sometimes you see something so special, that all you can think of is the greatness of the moment. The birth of a child, falling in love, a perfect sunset, and of course, good music. I found this rare photo a while back and had been saving it for a special occasion and then I thought, […]

I just could not resist….

I know I mostly post information about music but these little factoids I just could not resist. Fenton’s Creamery in Oakland is now open for business but by the crowds I have seen while driving past there, most of you know this already. The slang-term ‘bling-bling’ has made its way into the latest edition of […]

Patti Austin – “BeboperElla”

I admit that I am a Patti Austin groupie. My friends know this about me and will let me know, if I do not know already, when she is coming to town or has new music coming out. About 15 years ago, I met Patti for the first time. It was at the grand opening […]

j-reviews – Heather Headley and Nnenna Freelon

It is impossible to love every CD that you purchase. Recently, I purchased an Ella Fitzgerald CD from circa 1969 where she was singing pop songs from that era like “Get Ready” and “Got To Get You Into My Life.” Great voice but a not a good choice of material. My saving grace on this […]