8vo, XI, 280pp. Hardcover and non price-clipped d/w in excellent condition protected by clear archival covering, text in excellent condition also with a very minor marking of top edge at the spine. Often referred to as the “Queen of Jazz”, Ella Fitzgerald was born in Virginia in 1917 to die in Beverley Hills California in 1996. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. This insightful book is as much about surviving racism as it is about her musical career.