Ella Fitzgerald: the Chick Webb years & beyond


Ella Fitzgerald: the Chick Webb years & beyond
Lanham, Md
Scarecrow Press
The Jazz Itineraries series, a new format based on Ken Vail's successful Jazz Diaries, charts the careers of famous jazz musicians, listing club and concert appearances with details of recording sessions and movie appearances. Copiously illustrated with contemporary photographs, newspaper extracts, record and performance reviews, ads and posters, the series provides fascinating insight into the lives of the greatest jazz musicians of our times.

No.2 in the series, co-authored by Ron Fritts, Ella Fitzgerald: The Chick Webb Years & Beyond 1935?1948, chronicles Ella's life from her discovery and development by Chick Webb, the shock of Webb's early death, her years as a bandleader, her success as a solo singer, marriage to Ray Brown and her first tour of England.
Ken Vail's jazz itineraries
Ella Fitzgerald
Library of Congress ISBN
ML420.F52 F74 2003