Ella Fitzgerald was one of the hottest singers of the 1950s. It’s no surprise that she was invited to grace the stage of The Ed Sullivan Show. The audience got a treat with a double song feature.
Ed Sullivan introduced this jazzy lady, and immediately the live studio audience cheered. Looking like royalty, Ella began singing her sizzling sensational song “Hotta Chocolatta.” You will be swaying to the beat as you listen.
If you weren’t already in love with Ella, you will be after you hear her sing! Even Ed Sullivan has a hard time making himself heard over the thunderous applause when she finishes.
Ed mentions how excited he is to have Ella on the show and notes that Bing Crosby had paid her the highest compliment. Ed asked Ella to sing a number Bing had suggested, and she happily obliged.
The band resumed, and Ella began singing the jazzy tune “Oh, Lady Be Good.” No wonder Bing Crosby loved this song so much! It is sheer perfection to the ears.
When the lyrics cease, Ella Fitzgerald spends an impressive two whole minutes singing improvised scat. Her unbelievable talent will make your feet dance and your jaw drop to the floor.
We feel as honored as Ed Sullivan to be able to experience such a great performer as Ella Fitzgerald. She truly is the queen of jazz; may her legendary voice never fade!