Category Archives: Great Women Singers / Great Songs

How High the Moon: by Ella Fitzgerald

Our Music Choice is Ella Fitzgerald singing ‘How High The Moon’. This great song was written in 1940 by Morgan Lewis with the excellent lyrics by Nancy Hamilton. In the past we have recommended the Les Paul/Mary Ford version, and, of course, the genius Charlie Parker used the chord sequence for his several versions of ‘Ornithology’. For Ella, the song […]

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I Don’t Stand a Ghost a Chance With You: by Mildred Bailey

The sweet-voiced Mildred Bailey (1907-1951), part Native American from Washington State, and early mentor of Bing Crosby, singing ‘I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You’. This very romantic song was composed in 1932 by Victor Young and lyrics by Ned Washington. Bailey, an overweight and diabetic sufferer recorded this classic in 1939 with the John Kirby band […]

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