I wanted to list every single woman who has ever taken the time out of their day to offer me encouragement, make me laugh, and just inspire me. Instagram won't let me put/tag more than 10 people, so I posted this. If you're reading this, sharing your story has helped me more than you realize. There are days I feel strong, and others when I'm scared. You all have helped me to keep going no matter what. I'm truly lucky to have such an amazing support system. I choose to remain anonymous on here, so you don't know my face, but you know my heart. Thanks from the bottom of it!
Ella Fitzgerald, 1917 - 1996
Following her debut at the Apollo Theatre in November of 1934, two months later Ella won a week's performance at the Harlem Opera House. She then joined Chick Webb's house band at the Savoy Ballroom. In 1938 she recorded "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" which was hugely popular and the following year produced another hit "I Found My Yellow Basket". Following Chick's death in 1939 Ella became bandleader and the group was renamed "Ella and her Famous Orchestra". Between 1935 and 1942 she recorded around 150 songs and also performed with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and her own band "Ella Fitzgerald and her Savoy Eight". In 1941 Ella married a convicted drug dealer Benny Korneguay, but their marriage was annulled the following year. In 1942 Ella launched herself as a solo performer. She was represented by Norman Granz, who also worked with Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, and regularly appeared in his show "Jazz at the Philharmonic". With the end of the swing era, Ella was heavily influenced by the rise of bebop in the mid 1940's and began to incorporate scat into her performances. In 1947 she married the bass player Ray Brown, also managed by Norman Granz. The couple adopted a son from Ella's half-sister Frances and named him Ray Brown Jr. They divorced amicably in 1953. Ella continued to perform alongside Norman's jazz band until 1955 when he launched a record label, Verve, specifically for her.
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Just sharing the Love from this morning to my SoulSisters.
Good morning my Beautiful Woman of God.
Remember this as you go on with your day and don't let anyone tell you different.
Yes YOU......You Are AMAZING.
I Love you SoulSister and God bless you
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