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"Serenata"
"Sarah Vaughan"
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Originally written as an instrumental by Boston Pop's Leroy Anderson, the song was beautifully recorded by Vaughan and appeared two years' running in the British and American charts.
Sarah Vaughan
Song facts
Composer  Leroy Anderson
Lyricist Mitchell Parish
Genre  Easy
Album  Soft & Sassy
Year of Release  1960
In cover versions
Nat King Cole
Nat 'King' Cole does "Serenata" serenely but does he do it better than Vaughan?

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Sarah Vaughan
57%
Nat
14%
Leroy Anderson
6%
Johnny Mathis
23%

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