On February 2, 1956, Verve Records recorded two sets of master jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald and jer trio performing at Zardi's Jazzland, one of LA's top jazz clubs.  The album has never been released until now, as part of her 100th Birthday Celebration. 

Published in Get Rhythm

 

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From the 12/19/68 episode: Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr. Hefner and Anthony Newley.

Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner, who died Wednesday at 91, left an immeasurable impact on American society and culture in a multitude of areas. He was a visionary of the sexual revolution but also the social changes that roiled the 60's. Over the next few days, everyone will reflect and discuss those impacts which began in the 50's with Playboy's beginning and continued—despite the steep decline of magazine popularity that forced a retrenchment—until the end.

Published in Get Rhythm