Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)

Ella Fitzgerald is “The First Lady of Song,” best known for her vocal talents, including an impressively wide vocal range partnered with a uniquely sweet voice and a whimsical flair to her singing. She is also very much recognized for her scat singing and her ability to mimic musical instruments. Her journey from her humble beginnings to her rise to stardom is truly a tale of success, heart, passion, love, and perseverance.

Ella Fitzgerald, photographed in 1940.

Ella Fitzgerald set the gold standard in the art of jazz singing.

Everybody wants to know about my style and how it came about. It’s no big secret. It’s the way I feel. Ella Fitzgerald

I used to be very self-conscious. I used to wish I was pretty. My cousin Georgia always taught me that if you smile, people will like you. Sometimes people will say something you don’t like, and you get angry a bit, but you just smile. You let it go by, even if you really would like to choke ’em. By smiling, I think I’ve made more friends than if I was the other way. Ella Fitzgerald

The only thing better than singing is more singing. Ella Fitzgerald

Music is the universal language … it brings people closer together. Ella Fitzgerald

I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt … she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night.

She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night.

The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.

When once Marilyn Monroe  was asked about her favorite singers,

Marilyn Monroe  answered, “Well, my very favorite person, and I love her as a person as well as a singer, I think she’s the greatest, and that’s Ella Fitzgerald

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Compiled by : ram H singhal for Flow of Silence Saturday Music Blog

Soldiers of Humanity

Once, a division of the Japanese army was engaged in a sham battle, and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in Gasan’s temple.

Gasan told his cook: “Let the officers have only the same simple fare we eat.”

This made the army men angry , as they were used to very deferential treatment.

One came to Gasan and said: “Who do you think we are?

We are soldiers, sacrificing our lives for our country.

Why don’t you treat us accordingly?”

Gasan answered sternly: “Who do you think we are?

We are Soldiers of Humanity, aiming to save all sentient beings .”

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Photo (c) ram H singhal

Compiled for Thursday Zen notes : Beyond the Rainbow

W.O.W = WordPress of Wisdom

Today is exactly 11 years on WordPress .

it been possible with appreciation , guidance and visits from wonderful bloggers like you, who also inspired me to continue my journey as a Blogger.

I am still eager to learn and earn Wisdom and Knowledge reading your Blogs on various topics .

My Gratitude to you all and WordPress.com .

A heart warming message from WordPress today

10 Year Anniversary Achievement

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 11 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us.

Keep up the good blogging.

In my Opinion

W.O.W = WordPress of Wisdom

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(c) ram H singhal

Whom shall I tell ?

Translation:

by Kartar Singh Duggal

It’s all in One contained.
Understand the One and forge the rest.
Shake off your ways of an apostate pest
Leading to the grave to hell and to torture
Rid your mind of dreams of disaster
This is how is the argument maintained
It’s all in One contained.

He who believes, he alone has known
Everyone else is floundering
All the wrangling came to an end
When Bulleh came to town.
Whom shall I tell?

Bulleya Ki Jaana Main Kaun! – Happy Ho

Syed Abdullah Shah Gilani, known as Bulleh Shah, was a Punjabi philosopher and He was a Sufi mystic poet and is universally regarded as “The father of Punjabi enlightenment”

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Wednesday Poetry Blog : Tree of Happiness

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Traveler of Time

Mind is a Monkey jumping all the times (24 X 7) from one to many branches of desires .

Claws of Time rust and dust everybody .

Today during Morning walk on the side of walking track , saw many bottles of beer , one of which also had a picture of Monkey .

Intoxication is a Temporary Bail from the Cage of Mind .

Be a Traveler of Time intoxicated with Beauty of Timeless Nature.

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photo and Text : (c) ram H singhal