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Sarah Vaughan

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 08 September 2013

A jazz diva with operatic powers, Sarah Vaughan commanded a towering position on the vocal scene from bebop till her death in 1990. Geoffrey Smith picks highlights from a unique career.

Music Played

14 items
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    Dizzy Gillespie Lover Man

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Charlie Parker, as; Dizzy Gillespie, t; Al Haig, p; Curly Russell, b; Sid Catlett, d. May 1945.

    Composer: Davis, Ramirez, Sherman

    It's You or No One, Musicraft, 1046-70055, Tr. 4 (3.20)

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    Sarah Vaughan Nice Work if You Can Get It

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, p; Budd Johnson, ts; Benny Green, tb; Tony Scott, cl; Mundell Lowe, eg; Billy Taylor, b; J.C. Heard, d; Miles Davis, t. 19 May 1950.

    Composer: G & I Gershwin

    The CBS Years 1949 - 1953, CBS, 4655972 (2). D2, Tr. 2 (2.34)

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    Sarah Vaughan East of the Sun (and West of the Moon).

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, p; Budd Johnson, ts; Benny Green, tb; Tony Scott, cl; Mundell Lowe, eg; Billy Taylor, b; J.C. Heard, d; Miles Davis, t. 19 May 1950.

    Composer: Bowman

    The CBS Years 1949 - 1953, CBS, 4655972 (2). D2, Tr. 3 (3.06)

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    Sarah Vaughan Shulie a Bop

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, John Malachi, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes. 1954.

    Composer: Vaughan, Treadwell

    An Introduction to Sarah Vaughan, Proper, Intro CD 2082. Tr.2 (2.44)

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    Sarah Vaughan They Can't Take That Away from Me

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, John Malachi, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes. 1954.

    Composer: G & I Gershwin

    An Introduction to Sarah Vaughan, Proper, Intro CD 2082. Tr. 5 (2.45)

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    Sarah Vaughan Lullaby of Birdland

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Clifford Brown, t; Paul Quinichette, ts; Herbie Mann, fl; Jimmy Jones, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes, d. 18 December 1954.

    Composer: Shearing, Foster

    An Introduction to Sarah Vaughan, Proper, Intro CD 2082. Tr. 10 (4.03)

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    Sarah Vaughan Perdido

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, p; Reunald Jones, Thad Jones, Wendell Culley, Joe Newman, t. Performer: Henry Coker, Bill Hughes, Benny Powell, tb; Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, as; Frank Wess, Frank Foster, ts. Performer: Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Freddie Green, g; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes, d. 1954.

    Composer: Lenk, Drake, Tizol

    The Birdland Allstars at Carnegie Hall, Vogue, VJD 510/B. S3/4 (2.25)

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    Sarah Vaughan Embraceable You

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Jimmy Jones, p; Richard Davis, b; Roy Haynes, d. 8 August 1957.

    Composer: G & I Gershwin

    Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly’s, Emarcy, 8327912 (1); Tr. 15 (2.46)

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    Sarah Vaughan Ain't No Use

    Performer: Jimmy Jones (arr) Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison; t; Jimmy Jones, p; Don Lamond, d. 11 October 1960.

    Composer: Wyche, Kirkland

    The Divine One, Music For Pleasure, MFP1 107 (7) Tr. 2 (3.50)

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    Sarah Vaughan Great Day

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Mundell Lowe, g; George Duvivier, b. 18 July 1961.

    Composer: Youmans, Rose, Eliscu

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 088-2. Tr. 11 (2.16)

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    Sarah Vaughan The Nearness of You

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v, p. 24 September 1973.

    Composer: Carmichael, Washington

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 088-2. Tr. 14 (5.06)

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    Sarah Vaughan Autumn Leaves

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Joe Pass, g; Roland Hanna, p; Andy Simpkins, b; Harold Jones, d. March 1982.

    Composer: Kosma, Prevert, Mercer

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 088-2. Tr. 15 (5.30)

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    Sarah Vaughan Just Friends

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Sonny Cohn, Frank Szabo, Willie Cook, Bob Summers, Dale Carley, t. Performer: Mitchell Wood, Bill Hughes, Dennis Wilson, Grover Mitchell, tb. Performer: Kenny Hing, Eric Dixon, Bobby Plater, Danny Turner, Johnny Williams, s; Freddie Green, g; George Gaffney, p; Andy Simpkins, b. Performer: Harold Jones, d; Sam, Nestico, arr, cond. 16 February 1981.

    Composer: Lewis, Klenner

    Linger awhile, Pablo, PACD231221442. Tr. 15 (3.20)

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    Sarah Vaughan Send in the Clowns

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan, v; Frank Colett, p; Bob Maize. b; Harold Jones, d. 2 November 1985.

    Composer: Sondheim

    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve, 549 088-2. Tr. 16 (6.14)

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