Friday, June 22, 2007

FURTHER CONFIRMATION THAT ELLA IS THE GREATEST SINGER OF ALL TIME



Quincy Jones “ I worked with the best singers in the business and everyone thought Ella was the best their was.”



That is a quote from a show about Ella Fitzgerald that came on PBS about a week ago. Of course since Quincy is 0ne of the greatest producers of all time it carries weight. Please remember that Quincy Jones worked with Ray Charles, Dinah Washington and Michael Jackson.


So Quincy knows a little something about singing and musicianship Ill take his word over most. But of course it still all depends on ones opinion and what day it is as well. Anyway like I said Lady Day is my favorite and I have dropped more coin on her than all other singers. Anyway I through talking about this Ill let you decide for yourself. Here are some quotes from famous singers about Ella :



Quotes About Ella Fitzgerald
"The one radio voice that I listened to above others belonged to Ella Fitzgerald. There was a quality to her voice that fascinated me, and I'd sing along with her, trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words."-- Doris Day
"Ella's voice becomes the orchestra's richest and most versatile sound." -- Arthur Fiedler
"She has been more famous, over a longer time span, than any other female singer." -- Leonard Feather
"Man, woman or child, Ella is the greatest of them all."-- Bing Crosby
"The best way to start any musical evening is with this girl. It don't get better than this." -- Frank Sinatra
"Music comes out of her. When she walks down the street, she leaves notes." -- Jimmy Rowles
"She has been one of my all-time favorite singers for many years and still is - she's terrific." -- Perry Como
"She was the best. She was the best there ever was. Amongst all of us who sing, she was the best."-- Johnny Mathis
"Every other singer, male or female, if they're lucky, they listen to Ella." -- Pat Boone
"I call her the High Priestess of Song." -- Mel Torme
"I was there from the beginning, and it was obvious from the start what she had that night at the Apollo. My goodness, what she's done with it." -- Benny Carter
"Whatever she does to my songs, she always makes them sound better."-- Richard Rodgers
"There is no voice like that lady. She has it all. She's complete."-- Louie Bellson
"Ella is simply the greatest singer of them all."-- Pearly Bailey
"Ella's musicianship is just incredible. Playing with her is like playing with a full orchestra."-- Ed Thigpen
"Ella's amazing! My daughter says that every time she makes a mistake, it becomes a hit record."-- Lucille Ball
"If you want to learn how to sing, listen to Ella Fitzgerald."-- Vincente Minnelli
"Ella is the boss lady. That's all." -- Billy Strayhorn
"She brings out the best in everybody, making everyone work that much harder to keep up with her."-- Andy Williams
"It is so much fun to sing with Ella. It is so nice to sing with someone who does more than make a pretty noise." -- Jo Stafford
"She is the most thorough professional I have worked with, every working moment was pure joy."-- Richard Perry
" She is amazingly creative, bringing so much more to a song than just a singer. She is a first-class musician and the most gracious person in the world."-- Marty Paich
"She always encouraged me to create and take my turn in our duets, never playing the star."-- Joe Pass



I wont even say anymore Ill let Ella speak for herself. And oh after listening please don't hate. If I have finally managed to convince you please give Ella her due as the greatest singer of all time. Enjoy and have a great day.

4 comments:

Homeland Colors said...

ella's great, but i've always been an etta james fan.

mark said...

Yo what's up homeland. I agree with you that etta is great in fact I wrote a post about her greatness about month ago. http://progressatallcost.blogspot.com/2007/05/etta-james.html

Thanks for stopping by my man.

dc_speaks said...

indeed....im torn between those two great singers.

you sure make it tough on a brotha, Mark.

mark said...

Dont mean to make things hard. I understand if you cant choose or choose another we are all different with differences of oppinion.