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Sarah Vaughan
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1924-03-27
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Biography

A singer of such formidable gifts that she became known as the 'Divine One', Sarah Vaughan was the first great singer of the modern era of jazz. A pianist and singer, she had made her name in her native Newark, ...

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A singer of such formidable gifts that she became known as the 'Divine One', Sarah Vaughan was the first great singer of the modern era of jazz. A pianist and singer, she had made her name in her native Newark, New Jersey and in amateur concerts by the time she joined the Earl Hines band as singer and second pianist in 1943.

Owing to a recording ban, she made no records with this group (which also included Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey), but she went on to record in 1944 with the band set up by Hines's other singer Billy Eckstine. For virtually all the rest of her career she appeared as a star in her own right, and not as the singer in anyone else's band.

Her jazz credentials were impeccable - she had great pitch, timing and melodic imagination, and she understood the harmony of bebop. But she spent the late 1940s and early 1950s making a series of highly successful but predominantly commercial discs, with little jazz content. In the 1950s, she began to combine similar commercial projects with a string of jazz records.

On these she seldom played piano herself, and was accompanied by the cream of American jazz players, either in her regular trio, or augmenting the studio sessions with brass and reeds. Her own group was to become a launchpad for young players such as Chick Corea and Jan Hammer, but she also employed many jazz musicians on a long term basis who just wanted to accompany her exceptional singing - including pianists Jimmy Jones and John Malachi, bassist Joe Benjamin, and drummer Roy Haynes, who were collectively the mainstay of her 1950s groups.

Her range was exceptional, with total control from her lowest notes to a high bat-squeak, and she could scat-sing with more invention than anyone in jazz. She was also capable of profound ballad performances that wrung every drop of emotion from a song.



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Sarah Vaughan
Moonglow
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Moonglow Moonglow Moonglow Moonglow
Sarah Vaughan
April In Paris
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April In Paris April In Paris April In Paris April In Paris
Sarah Vaughan
The Touch of Your Lips
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The Touch of Your Lips The Touch of Your Lips The Touch of Your Lips The Touch of Your Lips
Sarah Vaughan
Black Coffee
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Black Coffee Black Coffee Black Coffee Black Coffee
Sarah Vaughan
Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)
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Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix) Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix) Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix) Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)
Sarah Vaughan & Jimmy Jones (arr) Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison; t; Jimmy Jones, p; Don Lamond, d. 11 October 1960
Ain't No Use
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Ain't No Use Ain't No Use Ain't No Use Ain't No Use

Ain't No Use

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Jimmy Jones (arr) Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison; t; Jimmy Jones, p; Don Lamond, d. 11 October 1960
Sarah Vaughan
The Island
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The Island The Island The Island The Island
Sarah Vaughan
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Sarah Vaughan
The Mystery Of Man
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The Mystery Of Man The Mystery Of Man The Mystery Of Man The Mystery Of Man
Sarah Vaughan
Fever (Adam Freeland Remix)
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Fever (Adam Freeland Remix) Fever (Adam Freeland Remix) Fever (Adam Freeland Remix) Fever (Adam Freeland Remix)
Sarah Vaughan
Have You met Miss Jones?
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Have You met Miss Jones? Have You met Miss Jones? Have You met Miss Jones? Have You met Miss Jones?
Sarah Vaughan
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
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Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Let's Call The Whole Thing Off Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Sarah Vaughan & Dizzy Gillespie
Lover Man
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Lover Man Lover Man Lover Man Lover Man
Sarah Vaughan
How High The Moon
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How High The Moon How High The Moon How High The Moon How High The Moon
Sarah Vaughan
Ain't Misbehavin
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Ain't Misbehavin Ain't Misbehavin Ain't Misbehavin Ain't Misbehavin
Sarah Vaughan
That’s All
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That’s All That’s All That’s All That’s All
Sarah Vaughan
No Smokes Blues
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No Smokes Blues No Smokes Blues No Smokes Blues No Smokes Blues
Sarah Vaughan
Vanity
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Vanity Vanity Vanity Vanity
Sarah Vaughan
You Turned The Tables On Me
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You Turned The Tables On Me You Turned The Tables On Me You Turned The Tables On Me You Turned The Tables On Me
Sarah Vaughan
I can't Give You Anything But Love
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I can't Give You Anything But Love I can't Give You Anything But Love I can't Give You Anything But Love I can't Give You Anything But Love
Sarah Vaughan
Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
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Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
Sarah Vaughan
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Sarah Vaughan
Broken Hearted Melody
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Broken Hearted Melody Broken Hearted Melody Broken Hearted Melody Broken Hearted Melody
Sarah Vaughan
My Favourite Things
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My Favourite Things My Favourite Things My Favourite Things My Favourite Things
Sarah Vaughan
I Could Write A Book (
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I Could Write A Book ( I Could Write A Book ( I Could Write A Book ( I Could Write A Book (
Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine
Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek Cheek To Cheek
Sarah Vaughan
Detour Ahead
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Detour Ahead Detour Ahead Detour Ahead Detour Ahead
Billy Eckstine & Sarah Vaughan
Passing Strangers
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Passing Strangers Passing Strangers Passing Strangers Passing Strangers
Sarah Vaughan
Pennies from Heaven
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Pennies from Heaven Pennies from Heaven Pennies from Heaven Pennies from Heaven
Sarah Vaughan
Sometimes I’m Happy
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Sometimes I’m Happy Sometimes I’m Happy Sometimes I’m Happy Sometimes I’m Happy
Sarah Vaughan
One Mint Julip
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One Mint Julip One Mint Julip One Mint Julip One Mint Julip
Sarah Vaughan
Take The A Train
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Take The A Train Take The A Train Take The A Train Take The A Train
Sarah Vaughan
These Foolish Things
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These Foolish Things These Foolish Things These Foolish Things These Foolish Things
Sarah Vaughan
S'wonderful
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S'wonderful S'wonderful S'wonderful S'wonderful
Sarah Vaughan, Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, p; Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, t, Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell, tb; Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, as; Frank Wess, Frank Foster, ts & Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes, d. 1954
Perdido
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Perdido Perdido Perdido Perdido

Perdido

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Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, p; Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, t
Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell, tb; Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, as; Frank Wess, Frank Foster, ts
Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes, d. 1954
Sarah Vaughan
My Funny Valentine
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My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
Sarah Vaughan
You're Not The Kind
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You're Not The Kind You're Not The Kind You're Not The Kind You're Not The Kind
Sarah Vaughan
Fascinating Rhythm
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Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm Fascinating Rhythm
Sarah Vaughan
Make Someone Happy
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Make Someone Happy Make Someone Happy Make Someone Happy Make Someone Happy
Sarah Vaughan
If This Isn't Love
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If This Isn't Love If This Isn't Love If This Isn't Love If This Isn't Love
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