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What are some more artists like Ella Fitzgerald?

Love that type of music, although it's quite hard to find more like it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • zynjen
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Carmen McRae

    Anita O'Day

    Lena Horne

    Chris Connor

    Betty Carter

    Jo Stafford

    Dakota Staton

    Nancy Wilson

    June Christy

    Sarah Vaughan

    Julie London

    Dinah Washington

    Marilyn Scott

    Ernestine Anderson

    Sheila Jordan

    Dinah Washington

    Carol Sloane

    Diane Schuur

    Rebecca Kilgore

    Dianne Reeves

    Esperanza Spalding

    Eliane Elias

    Janis Siegel

    Nnenna Freelon

    Lizz Wright

    Erin Boheme

    Rosemary Clooney

    Carla Cook

    Cassandra Wilson

    Karrin Allyson

    Bobbi Humphrey

    Shirley Horn

    Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Tierney Sutton

    Jane Monheit

    Abbey Lincoln

    Helen Merrill

    Jackie Allen

    Patricia Barber

    Susannah McCorkle

    Mary Stallings

    Viktoria Tolstoy

    Rachelle Ferrell

    Roberta Gambarini

    Holly Cole

    Robin McKelle

    Etta Jones

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  • becks
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Singers Like Ella Fitzgerald

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  • 9 years ago

    I used to run The Ella Fitzgerald Music Appreciation Society and members were divided into two types. There were those that preferred her jazz singing which included a lot of improvising (scat singing) and there were those who never liked that but preferred her more straightforward renditions where she stuck mainly to the melodies. Some singers stick to one or the other style, others are like Ella and do both.

    Singers similar to Ella that I like include Sarah Vaughan, Lena Horne, Shirley Horn, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Teddi King, Maxine Daniels, Maxine Sullivan, Marlene VerPlanck, Margaret Whiting, Nancy Wilson, Joyce Breach, Chris Connor, Anita Ellis, Cleo Laine, Annie Ross who all sing the American Songbook like Ella. Linda Ronstadt also sings the same songs on three of her albums. The person that impresses me most since Ella is Clare Teale who sings both standards and modern songs and has won best jazz singer of the year twice here in the UK. She also writes some good songs.

    Why don't you try out these singers on YouTube? YouTube also make their own suggestions depending on which singers or songs you have picked. If you input Ella in YouTube, they will suggest other singers for you.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Billy Holiday was another famous female jazz singer from that era. Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, John Coltrane, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillispie, Henry Mancini, and Charles Mingus were all very talented, very famous jazz musicians of that style. Some where more bluesy, some earlier jazz and some later jazz, but if you like Ella, you'll most likely love every last one of them.

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  • Donna
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Madeleine Peyroux is very Billie-like. No one can do Ella like Ella, but Cleo Laine comes pretty close.

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  • 9 years ago

    Sarah Vaughn

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  • STAN V
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Try Nina Simone.

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  • Tina
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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    try Etta James oh and Otis Redding u gotta love Otis

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  • 9 years ago

    shirley horn

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