We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz and song vocalist, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella, who had a vocal range spanning three octaves and was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

Island publish Chaka Khan’s twelfth album ‘Hello Happiness’ featuring ‘Like Sugar’ (2019)

Chaka Khan's 'Hello Happiness' is her twelfth album (her first in 12 years) produced by Dave ‘Switch’ Taylor & Sarah Ruba and released on February 15, 2019 by Island

Chaka Khan

The Guardian

Its sound is based on an intricate knowledge of her back catalogue – the vivid funk she recorded with Rufus 40 years ago

The Arts Desk

it is the soundtrack to the dancefloor as a place to break free, where swinging hips and funky feet are enough to wave the blues away Daily Mail

It’s short — just seven tracks — but still incorporates a dazzling array of styles... it’s also modern enough to avoid

Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness


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We remember Sarah Vaughan. ‘Define The Divine’

This day (April 3, 1990), in Hidden Hills, California, died Sarah Lois Vaughan a.k.a. Sarah Vaughan, an American singer, nicknamed 'Sailor Sassy' and 'The Divine One'

Tracklist :

1 . George Gershwin Medley

2 . On A Clear Day (1990)

3 . Round Midnight (1987)

4 . Chelsea Bridge (1983)

5 . Send In The Clowns (1981)

6 . Once In A While ( 1978)

7 . w/ Bill Bailey – Won’T You Please Come Home (1964)

8 . Lover Man & September In The Rain (1958)

9 . w/ Wilson Simonal – Oh Happy Day

10 . Live From Monterey (1984)

Tracklist :

Summertime . Lullaby Of Birdland . Misty . Lover Man . Whatever Lola Wants . Embraceable You . Black Coffee . September Song . Stormy Weather . Body And Soul .