Tuesday, October 04, 2005

No More Love !

Buddy Johnson was leading a popular band at the Savoy Ballroom when his sister Ella came to New York as a teenaged singer. She was soon being compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday for her warm, seamless style, though she could also let it fly on the band's more energetic numbers.
Ella Johnson scored her first big hit with the band, "Please, Mr. Johnson", in 1940. Subsequent hits included "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?", "Ain't Cha Got Me" and the splendid "No More Love".
Ella's popular 1945 recording of "Since I Fell For You", composed by her brother, led to its eventual establishment as a jazz standard. She continued to perform with Buddy into the 1960s.
She died in New York City in 2004 at 86.
Btw, « no more love » is thee perfect song to sing to your boss/exwife/exhusband/ennemies in any situation.

Ella Johnson - No More Love

Ella Johnson - Ain't Cha Got Me (Where You Want Me)


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