Song Of The Day: Ella Fitzgerald, “Mack The Knife”

Happy heavenly 105th to legendary jazz chanteuse Ella Fitzgerald. This is her recording of "Mack The Knife" from the 1960 album Ella In Berlin. Halfway through the song, she forgets the lyrics, so she started making them up, doing a pretty much dead-on impersonation of dear friend Louis Armstrong and scat-singing her way through the performance. The audience loved it, and the album eventually won a Grammy.

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