Sarah Vaughan's Golden Hits
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I am writing this in response to a negative review written by someone else. Sarah Vaughan was a crossover artist. She not only possesed the finest jazz credentials, but also was a very successful pop artist. The songs on the album were culled from her Mercury years and are not a thrown together after her death type compilation. It was originally released as an LP. "Whatever Lola Wants" is taken from the musical "Damn Yankees" and is a first class rendition. This collection also includes material added for CD release. Notable is "Tenderly". While a purist may decry the selection of some popular music tunes, this is where Sarah's bread was buttered. It is her wonderful voice that ascended this material. In lesser hands it would have been mundane but "The Divine One" makes it great.
Vaughn is the Smooth Operator
This is one cool album you can turn on for hours and sink into a comfortable chair with a smoke and a glass in each hand. The sound of the band and Sarah Vaughn's classic voice will conjure up night club scenes and innocent but stylish love of the past. This is how it was!
All that Glitters
Pure pop, this album is long on orchestrated set pieces. It also contains syrupy 50s concoctions like "Smooth Operator" and hit retreads like "Close to You." It has a fun lounge song called "Whatever Lola Wants" as well as the wonderful "Lullaby of Birdland." A mixed affair, unfortunately, but then the record companies have released several of these compilations in the wake of Sassy's death. At her peak in the 50s she could sing anything convincingly and with incredible power. One just wishes she hadn't sung just anything.
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|