JAZZ ON SUNDAY: ELLA FITZGERALD (WITH STEVIE WONDER) - NEW ORLEANS 1977

August 2, 2020 – 5:31 am

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ELLA FITZGERALD
New Orleans 1977 [no label, 1CD]

1977 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Live at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, LA; April 15, 1977. Very good FM broadcast (incomplete show).

On the evening of Friday, April 15, (Stevie Wonder) took a break from recording (in Bogalusa, LA) and headed to New Orleans to attend Ella Fitzgerald’s Jazz Fest set at Municipal Auditorium. Fitzgerald was delivering a powerful set and Wonder was feeling it. He joined her onstage, emerging from the crowd as if by magic. The crowd gasped at the sudden appearance of another superstar and, together, the two performed Wonder’s 1973 hit “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life.” They received a thunderous standing ovation. -
nola.com

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Thanks to nolataper for sharing the tracks at Dime.

nolataper noted:

There were severe thunderstorms in the New Orleans metro area on the morning of April 23 when this performance was first broadcast, so reception conditions (and FM static) were worse than normal for me on this day. Additionally, this was the first day of WWOZ’s “Jazz Festing in Place” broadcast. Interest in the broadcast was apparently much greater than anticipated, and the number of online listeners caused the station’s online stream to crash. As a result, the stream was offline for much of the morning when this performance was first broadcast, to the consternation of thousands of WWOZ listeners across the world. As a courtesy to them, WWOZ decided to re-broadcast this performance near the end of the day. WWOZ’s FM signal, however, never went off the air, so that’s why there are two sources available from the same day.

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Track 01. Intro 0:37
Track 02. Too Close For Comfort 3:42
Track 03. I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues 4:41
Track 04. Ordinary Fool 3:23
Track 05. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have To Swing It 4:20
Track 06. A-Tisket, A-Tasket (instrumental) 2:21
Track 07. Intro of Stevie Wonder 1:01
Track 08. Your Are The Sunshine Of My Life 4:23
25 mins

Performers:
Ella Fitzgerald - vocals
Tommy Flanagan Trio:
Tommy Flannagan - piano
Keter Betts - upright bass
Bobby Durham - drums
Stevie Wonder - vocals

Roy Eldridge - trumpet **
Al Belletto - saxophone **

** these 2 players are listed elsewhere as having performed with Ella, but they are not heard anywhere during these tunes… they may have indeed guested at other parts of the show during this night, but not during this portion

Click here to order Ella Fitzgerald releases.

  1. 22 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: ELLA FITZGERALD (WITH STEVIE WONDER) - NEW ORLEANS 1977”

  2. Rumor has it Stevie gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Aug 2, 2020

  3. Of course

    By U L E on Aug 2, 2020

  4. Rumor has it Ella preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on Aug 2, 2020

  5. Also of course

    By U L E on Aug 2, 2020

  6. Rumor has it my son prefers it up the ass.

    By Maxine Duke on Aug 2, 2020

  7. Well done David Duke pretending to be your alcoholic mother who passed away in ‘93 is a step when you are doing this in public. Are you still dressing as her in her old clothes in the attic?

    By Sigmund Freud on Aug 2, 2020

  8. Tommy Flanagan on piano
    Played on Rollins’ Saxophone Colossus and Coltrane’s Giant Steps - two monumental releases in jazz.

    By Erskine Bowles on Aug 2, 2020

  9. fuck off sigmund fruit

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  10. i draw the line with ella. dichead lil un big un. u fuckin moron. ella is one class act. i had the opportunity to meet her frank and count basie backstage at the uris theatre. this is one time shut the fuck up

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  11. I met these nigs and was really impressed.

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  12. fuck off impostor

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  13. Staples customer who told woman to wear mask is thrown to ground, has broken leg. white woman was 54 yrs old with a cane. big tough angry nigger bitch

    derrick/hhh. check this out its video. of course i dont even have to mention who the filthly black cunt is the one throwing the white woman down. the same way we exterminated the jew filth, we must go back to the days of lynching and maiming these savages. time to remind them to know their place

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  14. Im sorry Mr Duke. Please forgive me. If you want I will suck u off

    By U L E on Aug 3, 2020

  15. No dumbass.suck off mark or that muslim cunt sum dum fuck

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  16. I’m not an impostor, fuckface. I’m an American white supremacist, far-right politician, convicted felon, and former grand wizard of the Knights of the KKK. Who the fuck are you to use my name?

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  17. After placing an order with the Magic City kitchen, the high-scoring Clippers guard ambled around the club, Aries said, and she was one of a few dancers who performed for him, keeping a six-foot distance.

    “He tipped very well,” she said.

    Magic City is a hub of the billion-dollar hip-hop industry and a storied deal-making room where major league sports stars, rappers and R&B performers rub shoulders with local hip-hop wannabees, entrepreneurs, teachers and construction workers.

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  18. hey hhh, figure you would appreciate this story. when will white america lean and understand that white and black dont go together. even doing the laundry, u separate the whites from the blacks. what will make these liberal idiots like mark realize liberalism is a mental disorder. we need to go back to segregation, white with white. niggers with their own.

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  19. DD let’s go down to Wendy’s in our Pontiac Firedragons and hand out pointy hats.

    By Derrick on Aug 3, 2020

  20. well bully for u. heres a quarter for your cause felon clown redneck dumbass cocsucker

    By David Duke on Aug 3, 2020

  21. I already said that DD. You separate whites from colors, not from blacks. Haven’t you ever done laundry? You’ll end up with pink BVDs.

    By Derrick on Aug 3, 2020

  22. Both of you, please stop.

    By HHH on Aug 3, 2020

  23. U L E is a piece of shit.

    By HHH on Aug 3, 2020

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