Ella Fitzgerald is known as the “First lady of Jazz,” working with such Jazz giants like Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. Before her rise to fame she was a lookout for a brothel and ran numbers. But winning an amateur singing contest at the Apollo Theater was her turning point. Of her many records, a dozen of them are each worth up to $100.00 or more like her 1950 “Souvenir Album” on Decca records and the 1951 “Ella Sings Gershwin” album on Decca. Ella Fitzgerald is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records (albums, 45s, & 78s). It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, Records You Should Know About. Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.