Mary Lou Williams in Harlem - early 20th Century
from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 195-196:
One night scuffling around Harlem, I fell in the Savoy. After dancing a couple of rounds, I heard a voice that sent chills up and down my spine (which I never thought could happen). I almost ran to the stand to find out who belonged to the voice, and I saw a pleasant-looking, brown-skinned girl standing modestly and singing the greatest. I was told her name was Ella Fitzgerald and that Chick Webb had unearthed her from one of the Apollo's amateur hours.
Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 195-196. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435062350234 accessed: 9 December, 2023
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|Female Jazz singing||performed by Ella Fitzgerald|
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|