NPR's Portrait of Ella

This is a really nice radio portrait of Ella. Lots of interviews with musicians, critics and the First Lady herself. (You'll even find out the names of her girlhood friends who all applied to get into that fateful talent show at the Apollo Theater when they were teens!)

"NPR.org,June 13, 2007 -
Her voice is instantly recognizable. Her youthful exuberance, pure sound and positive energy just make you feel good. Her incredible technical abilities were self-evident, but when she sang, she radiated a joy consistent with her own character both on and off the bandstand...."

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