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ELLA FITZGERALD+ BILL DOGGETT














CELEBRATING BILL DOGGETT'S GREAT FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE

ELLA FITZGERALD@100, APRIL 25TH, 2017

BILL DOGGETT and ELLA FITZGERALD had a life and career long relationship.

After Chick Webb's death, Bill Doggett became Ella's most important collaborator as her pianist, arranger and Music Director 1943-44,  arranger and collaborator on her 1951-52 Big Hits, Smooth Sailing, Rough Riding and Tea Leaves  and her 1962 "Stereo Demonstration Record" Rhythm is My Business.

BILL DOGGETT arranged and conducted the All Star Orchestra which included his and my father's friend,the famous Philadelphia trumpeter, Joe Wilder. 

BILL DOGGETT KILLS IT....in his HOT chart arrangements of No Moon At All and Runnin Wild from Ella's 1962 "Stereo Demonstration Record"- Rhythm is My Business conducted and arranged by ....
her life long colleague, Bill Doggett











Here is Doggett's Runnin Wild from 1963 TV Show of Ella
This version has hot Afro Cuban-Desi Arnaz "I Love Lucy" congas added to the charts







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