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Albums The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time  

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Ella Fitzgerald is known to many as one of the best female vocalists and one of the best jazz artists of all time. List of the best Ella Fitzgerald albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Ella Fitzgerald discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Ella Fitzgerald albums can be found at the top of the list. Lady Ella, aka "The First Lady of Song," possessed an angelic voice that propelled her to stardom in a musical career that lasted for more than 50 years. Her collaborations with fellow greats like Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, and the Delta Rhythm Boys are still celebrated to this day. 

To make voting on this list easier for you, we haven't included Ella Fitzgerald singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Ella Fitzgerald album isn't ranked highly enough,ra be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Ella Fitzgerald album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the Best Ella Fitzgerald album of all time, this list will answer your question. It contains albums like Ella and LouisElla Fitzgerald's Christmas, and Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. This list of popular Ella Fitzgerald CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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33 6
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodg... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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36 10
Ella and Louis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

3
30 6
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

4
26 6
Pure Ella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
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12 1
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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18 5
Ella and Louis Again is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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16 4
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Gers... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

8
18 6
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Geor... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

9
13 2
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irvi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

10
15 5
Like Someone in Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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11 2
Ella Sings Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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12 3
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Haro... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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14 5
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Chr... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

14
8 1
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the John... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

15
9 2
Ella Fitzgerald Sings Songs fr... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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9 2
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jero... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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10 3
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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8 2
Ella at Duke's Place is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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10 4
Porgy & Bess is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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9 4
Rhythm Is My Business is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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7 2
Ella Swings Gently With Nelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

22
9 4
Ella Swings Lightly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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10 6
Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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9 5
Whisper Not is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time

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9 5
Speak Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ella Fitzgerald Albums of All Time
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