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Ella Fitzgerald scat singing One Note Samba (1969)

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The kid should (really) see this: Ella Fitzgerald scat singing on stage at Montreux, Switzerland‘s Montreux Jazz Festival on June 22, 1969. She’s accompanied by the Tommy Flanagan TrioEd Thigpen on drums, Frank de la Rosa on bass, and Tommy Flanagan on piano. The performance is a tour de force.

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Update: Watch more Ella and more scat singing, and read about how this video and first post launched The Kid Should See This.

Bonus listening: Scat Singing with Annette Lowman from the Buttons & Figs podcast for kids:

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