Ella Johnson made her tag because the vocalist with her sibling Pal Johnson’s big music group through the ’40s and ’50s, which is the framework where she really shines. Her later on solo edges for Mercury are pale imitations of her use the band. Although some of Ella’s strikes are uptempo (e.g., “I Don’t Need Nobody”), it really is on ballads and torchy blues that she actually brings it collectively. Actually, her earliest work with Decca through the middle-’40s (a lot of which has not really been reissued) is definitely uncannily great. At her greatest, Ella noises pouty, vulnerable, and incredibly sexy. Like therefore a lot of her existence, it had been no affectation. The assessment to Billie Vacation is unavoidable, but Ella was her personal vocalist. Ella Johnson passed on Feb 16, 2004, in NEW YORK.