On 07/07/08, Aaron Levinson wrote:
> That's so great to hear Bob. I'm not surprised of course just happy
> that she was acknowledged as such. I think it is important to note as
> well that she was really the first person to do the "songbook" of a
> particular composer or team.
We have Norman Granz to thank for that idea - and for a great many
other outstanding recordings.
> When you got the Ella treatment you knew
> that at least you're finest work was being immortalized by the zenith
> of popular singers. Of course, everyone knows her version of Tisket a
> Tasket which brought her into the spotlight and the duets with Pops
> which are a special delight all their own but if I may single out a
> performance that I believe is among the 5 or 10 greatest in the
> history of recorded sound I urge people to listen to her version of
> "Miss Otis Regrets". It is certainly not her most famous song but if
> you are not moved by this extraordinary bit of magic you are simply
> not alive.
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