On This Day 81 Years Ago – Ella Fitzgerald the Queen of Jazz made her first recording!

On 12th June 1935 Ella Fitzgerald at the tender age of 17 made her first recording of “Love and Kisses” andI‘ll Chase the Blues Away”  in the 78 rpm gramophone record format. Both songs became big hits and set her off on a road to everlasting glory as the Queen of Jazz! Only two other queens reigned for more than 60 years and they were Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.

This box set of 14 LPs shows how prolific the Queen of Jazz was in her first 20 years!
This box set of 14 LPs shows how prolific the Queen of Jazz was in her first 20 years! Her complete discography from 1935-1989 is listed here.

Jump to 0:58 to hear Ella singing!

 

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