Vinyl Vault: Ella in Rome - The Birthday Concert

Apr 22, 2017

As part of KUVO’s celebration of the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth, the Vinyl Vault will feature “Ella in Rome; The Birthday Concert.” Recorded on April 25, 1958, it wasn’t released until 1988, shortly after the tapes were discovered in Verve’s vaults. At the time of its release, it was thought that the recording was made on Ella’s 40th birthday, but of course, she had turned 41 that day. No matter, she and her band swing! Check out Ella Fitzgerald at the height of her vocal powers, Tuesday evening  at 8:30 on the Vinyl Vault with The Night Beat host Geoff Anderson on KUVO.