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Chapter 29: Mood Indigo

Vocal jazz & chanteuses

Despite spectacular cuts from Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, this set of classic female jazz singers really belongs to the two geniuses Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. On one hand, the GOAT Ella, with peerless tone and an endless well of tongue-tripping playfulness to draw from. On the other, Nina’s commanding power and commitment to absolute emotional truth, a force that could reshape entire genres (hear how she makes the blues her own on “Do I Move You?”)
1. Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

Take the "A" Train

2. Sarah Vaughan

Honeysuckle Rose (Live)

3. Julia Lee

Lotus Blossom

4. Ella Fitzgerald

Flying Home

5. Nina Simone

Mood Indigo

6. Ella Fitzgerald

I Get a Kick Out of You

7. Nina Simone

Do I Move You?

8. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Cheek to Cheek

9. Nina Simone

Wild Is the Wind (Live)

10. Dinah Washington

Lover Come Back to Me (Live)