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Author Judith Tick's new Ella Fitzgerald biography busts some myths about the legendary singer

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Judith Tick's new biography about Ella Fitgerald

On this episode of AOS, author Judith Tick talks about what inspired her to write a biography about Ella Fitzgerald. Tick spoke with WBGO's Lee Mergner about her biography Becoming Ella: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song.

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You can hear the entire interview with Judith Tick here.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 250 awards from organizations like PRNDI (now PMJA), AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.
For over 27 years, Lee Mergner served as an editor and publisher of JazzTimes until his resignation in January 2018. Thereafter, Mergner continued to regularly contribute features, profiles and interviews to the publication as a contributing editor for the next 4+ years. JazzTimes, which has won numerous ASCAP-Deems Taylor awards for music journalism, was founded in 1970 and was described by the All Music Guide, as “arguably the finest jazz magazine in the world.”