Canvassing six decades of Ella Fitzgerald's astonishing trajectory from a teenager living on the streets of Harlem to her life changing appearance at the Apollo Theatre, JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS illustrates her sublime transformation, reconstructing the stale stock narrative into a well-rounded examination of her mixed fortunes.Written by
Ella herself said in an interview that her biggest influence was Connie Boswell, from New Orleans, who was performing jazz in the 1920s. I heard her say it. Don't know why that wasn't mentioned in the documentary. Instead, Louis Armstrong is shownas "probably" being an influence for skat singing.
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