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From: "Cary Ginell" <[log in to unmask]>
>I had the pleasure of seeing Ella at the Hollywood Bowl in the late '80s.
>She blew the place away, as Aaron said, but on this particular occasion,
>she stumbled off of a small riser? (only a couple of inches) and landed on
>her hands and knees. She made a joke and kept singing, laughing at her own
>expense. Got a standing ovation. As for sheer excitement, I rank Ella over
>Sinatra, but they were totally different kinds of singers.
Saw Ella at the "Imperial Room" in the Royal York Hotel, in downtown
c.1979. I was TOTALLY blown away! One of my fondest musical memories!
So...does anyone exist, in this "post-punk-rock" generation, who is/are
capable of an
equivalent level of musical ability...?!
I tend to think not...?!?!