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Song Parodies -> "Echoes Of Ella Fitzgerald"

Original Song Title:

"Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"Echoes Of Ella Fitzgerald"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

The legend goes on from the Great jazz age on down
Of a singer some would call "Mellow Ella"
Lady Fitz, it is said, sang with tones, far ahead
Of gal singers, back then, and each fella..
She would launch a career, early in her fifteenth year
At the now famed theatre, Apollo
Had a dance routine, but she sang, and her dream
Of success, very soon, came to follow

Chick Webb's, was the band, where she would take a mike stand
And soon hit after hit filled her basket
Reaching number one peaks, lasting seventeen weeks
Was a favorite, "A Tisket, A Tasket"
With great rhythm and swing, she could master'flly scat sing
Beyond all female vocalists, frilly
Was soon to be seen, as the new Jazz Queen
Over sassy Miss Holiday, Billie

When Webb passed away, she stayed on with the band
Even led the orchestra, touring
Going solo, she'd start, when the group broke apart
Found a contract with Decca, alluring
Was backed up lots..by the fabulous Ink Spots
Also traveled with Dizzy Gillespie
More bop in her bomps, and scat-filled romps
Made her "How High The Moon" cool and crispy

As "Fifties" rolled 'round, more jazz stature was found
And she married Ray Brown, a musician
Had a film career, thin.."Pete Kelly's Blues" she was in
A Jack Webb, independent production
She would conentrate next on her great songbook selects
Tunes of Gershwin and Porter, and Harold
Popularity's stay, FM jazz stations still play
Breezy Echoes Of Ella Fitzgerald

As anyone knows, love for jazz ever grows
Even as styles of music are changing
From Decca, she'd swerve to the new label, Verve
Waxed some Mercer and Kern, cool arranging
On these she stayed close to the melody notes
Recording with strings, softly backing
And proved with this style, she could still be versatile
Even tho' hard core jazz scats were lacking

The "Sixties" brought superior sings
Taking tours overseas at the same time
Updated her game for some "Seventies" fame
Songs like, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
Tho' not much success, she still, none-the-less
Would never be labeled a "Has Been"
Soon her fans got good news, in the form of "C Jam Blues"
At a concert with five classic jazzmen

Ella passed on in June, nineteen ninety six
Complications caused by diabetes
"The First Lady Of Song" who sang for us so long
With a voice, critics said, was the sweetest
But, legends live on, from the Great Jazz age on down
Smooth recordings, like hers, never wear old
Mellow tones are still heard, crystal clear, every word
From the Echoes Of Ella Fitzgerald



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Michael Pacholek - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
It wouldn't be an official Edmund Fitzgerald parody if I didn't at least comment. I'm glad you decided to dooby-dooby-do this one.
AFW - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Michael...Appreciate your comment and vote, which, I know was "five"......evidently after your visit, someone saw fit to drop "1's...How stupid, and petty is this?...for a serious and honest tribute parody to a great performer......thanks to others who've since voted to bring up the score...
malcolm higgins - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I voted fives to bring it up too.. it brought me up too. great one
John Barry - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
A fine tribute, but there seems to be a moron[e] marathon in progress today.
alvin - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
ahhhhhhhhh...ella....i ADORE her...this is my favorite of all the parodies i've read of this song...and there's been plenty of 'em
AFW - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, malcolm. alvin, and John
Yoidy - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
A lot of work went into this fine tribute. Great job! 555
AFW - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
And thanks to Yoidy
PMS - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
What a beautiful tribute
AFW - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks PMS...haven't seen ya' around much, lately...how ya been?
Peregrin - April 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Very nice AFW. Bringin it back up for ya !
AFW - April 10, 2007 - Report this comment
And thank you, Peregrin
Francis Albert - April 10, 2007 - Report this comment
How great to see a wonderful parody of (tribute to) a great subject!
2Eagle - April 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Great Tribute.
AFW - April 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Late Thanks to Mr. Sinatra and 2Eagle

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