The Essential Sarah Vaughan - The Great Songs
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Drawn from Sarah Vaughan's first round with Mercury Records (and its EmArcy Records subsidiary) between 1954 and 1964, this fine selection features the singer in a variety of settings ranging from intimate trios to bopping big bands and smooth, silky orchestras, all of it showcasing Vaughan's lush tone and playful phrasing. Among the many highlights are the opener, a strong rendition of a Quincy Jones arrangement of "Misty," a sparkling take on Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things" while fronting the Count Basie Orchestra, and a duet on "Always" with her mentor, Billy Eckstine. There is a lot more to the story than this, though, and ardent listeners may want to check out the four-volume (each volume of which contains six discs) Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury series, but as a quick single-disc introduction to one of Vaughan's most commercially successful eras, this set will certainly get you started.
The Essential Sara Vaughan
Outstanding compared to today's artist. Take a moment to remember what defines music.
She is one of the best singers ever
First CD I Ever Bought...
And I still love it. This is a wonderful mix of so many of her marvelous songs and has the more rare "My Man's Gone Now" that is just breathtaking. It's got ballads, doo-wop and bossa nova... and Sarah excels in all.
Born: March 27, 1924 in Newark, NJ
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s
Top Albums and Songs by Sarah Vaughan
||Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)||Verve Remixed 2||4:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Whatever Lola Wants||Sarah Vaughan's Golden Hits||2:36||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Broken Hearted Melody||Sarah Vaughan's Finest Hour||2:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Someone to Watch Over Me||Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwin||3:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Peter Gunn (Max Sedgley Remix)||Verve Remixed 3||5:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Fever (Adam Freeland Remix)||Verve Remixed 3||4:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||They Can't Take That Away from Me||Ken Burns Jazz||2:43||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Summertime (UFO Remix)||Verve Remixed||6:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Misty||Misty||3:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)||Verve Remixed||4:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|