Ella - The Ultimate Jazz Diva

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199D0119991116

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This first programme reveals the true story behind Ella's rise from the streets of New York to fame with the Chick Webb band in Harlem.

199D0119991116

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This first programme reveals the true story behind Ella's rise from the streets of New York to fame with the Chick Webb band in Harlem.

199D0219991123

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This second programme continues the story of Ella's years with Chick Webb, her hits, her affairs and her attempts to run the Webb band after Chick's death, plus her gradual decline in popularity followed by a rebirth as one of the premiere jazz singers of her generation.

199D0219991123

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This second programme continues the story of Ella's years with Chick Webb, her hits, her affairs and her attempts to run the Webb band after Chick's death, plus her gradual decline in popularity followed by a rebirth as one of the premiere jazz singers of her generation.

199D0319991130

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This third programme relates Ella's rise from semi-obscurity after her initial success, her discovery by jazz impresario Norman Granz, and her subsequent coming of age as a jazz singer.

199D0319991130

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This third programme relates Ella's rise from semi-obscurity after her initial success, her discovery by jazz impresario Norman Granz, and her subsequent coming of age as a jazz singer.

199D0419991207

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This fourth programme recounts the enormous success Ella achieved when she began to work with jazz impresario Norman Granz.

199D0419991207

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This fourth programme recounts the enormous success Ella achieved when she began to work with jazz impresario Norman Granz.

199D0519991214

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This fifth programme examines the loneliness experienced by Ella alongside her continuing breathtaking recording schedule.

199D0519991214

Cleo Laine presents a six-part series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This fifth programme examines the loneliness experienced by Ella alongside her continuing breathtaking recording schedule.

199D0619991221

Cleo Laine concludes the series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This final programme traces the sad decline of the singer, as a gruelling work schedule, her battle with her weight and her continuing emotional turmoil all took their toll.

When she died, she left an unsurpassed legacy of jazz vocal performances.

199D0619991221

Cleo Laine concludes the series charting the career of perhaps the greatest star of jazz vocalisation.

This final programme traces the sad decline of the singer, as a gruelling work schedule, her battle with her weight and her continuing emotional turmoil all took their toll.

When she died, she left an unsurpassed legacy of jazz vocal performances.