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Ella Johnson

Ella Johnson

Ella Johnson


Ella Mae Johnson (June 22, 1919 - February 16, 2004) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues vocalist. Born in Darlington, South Carolina, she joined her brother Buddy Johnson in New York as a teenager, where he was leading a popular band at the Savoy Ballroom. Her singing drew comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Johnson scored her first hit with "Please, Mr. Johnson" in 1940. Subsequent hits included "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?", "When My Man Comes Home" and "Hittin' On Me". Read more on Last.fm
Ella Mae Johnson (June 22, 1919 - February 16, 2004) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues vocalist. Born in Darlington, South Carolina, she joined her brother Buddy Johnson in New York as a teenager, where he was leading a popular band at the Savoy Ballroom. Her singing drew comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Johnson scored her first hit with "Please, Mr. Johnson" in 1940. Subsequent hits included "Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?", "When My Man Comes Home" and "Hittin' On Me".

Her popular 1945 recording of "Since I Fell For You", composed by her brother, led to its eventual establishment as a jazz standard. She continued to perform with Buddy into the 1960s. She died in New York. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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