Sarah Vaughan
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1924-03-27
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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan Biography (BBC)

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.

Sarah Vaughan Biography (Wikipedia)

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century."

Nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One", Sarah Vaughan was a four-time Grammy Award winner, including a "Lifetime Achievement Award". The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.

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Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face
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Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face
Sarah Vaughan
I'll Never Smile Again
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I'll Never Smile Again
Billy Eckstine
Passing Strangers
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Passing Strangers
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Shulie a Bop
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Shulie a Bop
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Them There Eyes
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Them There Eyes
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Why Can’t I ?
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Why Can’t I ?
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I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
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I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
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Pieces Of Dreams
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Pieces Of Dreams
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Sometimes I'm Happy
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Sometimes I'm Happy
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Smooth Operator
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Smooth Operator
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It's Got to be Love
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It's Got to be Love
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Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
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Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
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Trees
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Trees
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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Dreamsville
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Dreamsville
Sarah Vaughan
It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream
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It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream
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All I Do Is Dream Of You
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All I Do Is Dream Of You
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I Understand
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I Understand
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When Sunny Gets Blue
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When Sunny Gets Blue
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Just In Time
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Just In Time
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Teach Me Tonight
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Teach Me Tonight
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How High The Moon
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How High The Moon
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Just One Of Those Things
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Just One Of Those Things
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Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
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Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
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My Kind Of Love
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My Kind Of Love
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Autumn In New York
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Autumn In New York
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Serenata
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Serenata
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Jump for Joy
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Jump for Joy
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Over The Rainbow
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Over The Rainbow
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Black Coffee
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Black Coffee
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Oh My
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Oh My
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