Ella Fitzgerald - Turning The Tables The First Lady of Song, a pioneer of vocal improvisation and jazz's ubiquitous emissary.

"Any person that wants to be a singer should know Ella Fitzgerald," Cuban artist Daymé Arocena says. Pablo Dewin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Ella Fitzgerald Is Influencing A New Generation Of Latinx Musicians

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Ella Fitzgerald, performing in 1969 at Lucerna Hall. In 1967, she began singing "I Can't Stop Loving You" as a way into the soul world. Miroslav Zajic/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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When you look at Ella Fitzgerald's clothes, fancy by any standard, you realize her delight made them something any of us could wear. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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An "Is it Ella or is it Memorex?" ad from 1973. Memorex At 50 hide caption

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