Sarah Vaughan

Born 27 March 1924. Died 3 April 1990
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.

Nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One", she won four Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. She was given an NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989. Critic Scott Yanow wrote that she had "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century".

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Misty
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Misty
Billy Eckstine
Passing Strangers
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Passing Strangers
George Shearing
Lullaby of Birdland
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Lullaby of Birdland
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Perdido
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Perdido
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Sometimes I'm Happy
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Sometimes I'm Happy
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Lullaby of Birdland
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Lullaby of Birdland
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Wonder Why
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Wonder Why
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That Old Black Magic
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That Old Black Magic
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Snowbound
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Snowbound
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My Favourite things
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My Favourite things
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April In Paris
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April In Paris
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Black Coffee
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Black Coffee
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Mr. Lucky
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Mr. Lucky
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Dreamsville
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Dreamsville
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Moon River
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Moon River
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Days Of Wine And Roses
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Days Of Wine And Roses
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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Shulie a Bop
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Shulie a Bop
Billy Strayhorn
Lush Life
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Lush Life

Lush Life

Ensemble
Hal Mooney Orchestra
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Broken Hearted Melody
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Broken Hearted Melody
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Just One of Those Things (Live at Mr Kelly's)
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Just One of Those Things (Live at Mr Kelly's)
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So Long, My Love
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So Long, My Love
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Make Yourself Comfortable
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Make Yourself Comfortable
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I'm Gonna Live Until I Die
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I'm Gonna Live Until I Die
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Someone to watch over me
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Someone to watch over me
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September Song
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September Song
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Blackbird
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Blackbird
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