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The Resource Ella Fitzgerald : the complete biography, Stuart Nicholson

Ella Fitzgerald : the complete biography, Stuart Nicholson

Label
Ella Fitzgerald : the complete biography
Title
Ella Fitzgerald
Title remainder
the complete biography
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Nicholson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then one of the greatest interpreters of American popular song. Along with Billie Holiday, she virtually defined the female voice in jazz, and countless others followed in her wake and acknowledged her enormous influence. Continuing to perform until age and illness made it impossible for her to go on, she left behind an incredible body of work, most still available on CDs today." "Fitzgerald was guarded about the facts of her life; a shy and self-effacing woman, she let her voice speak for itself. She rarely gave interviews on personal subjects, and discussed her life in only the most general terms. Coming from humble circumstances, even her birth date was widely misreported until Nicholson unearthed her original birth certificate. Through painstaking research and personal interviews with Fitzgerald's family, friends, and fellow musicians, Stuart Nicholson offers the first full picture of this singer's life and times."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholson, Stuart
Dewey number
  • 782.42165/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.F52
LC item number
N5 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, Ella
  • Singers
Label
Ella Fitzgerald : the complete biography, Stuart Nicholson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Discography: pages 259-324
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55795433
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
334 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780415971195
Lccn
2005299141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55795433
Label
Ella Fitzgerald : the complete biography, Stuart Nicholson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Discography: pages 259-324
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55795433
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
334 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780415971195
Lccn
2005299141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)55795433

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