Friday, May 28th, 2021

Watch Ella Fitzgerald’s Swinging 1968 Performance On ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

The archives of The Ed Sullivan Show have opened again to reveal a glorious 1968 performance by Ella Fitzgerald. The show’s official YouTube channel is now playing host to the peerless vocal stylist’s rousing version of “You’ll Have To Swing It (Mr. Paganini)” on the April 28, 1968 edition.

The clip is all the more fascinating as a window on the performer’s extraordinary career since the song, written by New York songsmith (and later Oscar-winning film maker) Sam Coslow, had already been closely associated with Fitzgerald for more than 30 years.