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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Sarah Vaughan
Ain't Misbehavin'
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Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek
Billy Eckstine
Passing Strangers
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Passing Strangers
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Isn't This a Lovely Day
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Isn't This a Lovely Day
Fred Ahlert, Joe Young, Sarah Vaughan & Ted Dale Orchestra
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
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I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter

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Fred Ahlert
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Joe Young
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Ted Dale Orchestra
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Broken Hearted Melody
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Broken Hearted Melody
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My Tormented Heart
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My Tormented Heart
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'S Wonderful
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'S Wonderful
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Witchcraft
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Witchcraft
Sarah Vaughan
Cheek To Cheek
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Cheek To Cheek
Sarah Vaughan
That Old Black Magic
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That Old Black Magic
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Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
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Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
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Whatever Lola Wants
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Whatever Lola Wants
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Misty
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Misty
Sarah Vaughan
Nice Work If You Can Get It
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Nice Work If You Can Get It
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Nobody Else But Me
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Nobody Else But Me
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Cherokee
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Cherokee
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Perdido
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Perdido
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Dreamy
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Dreamy
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Make Yourself Comfortable
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Make Yourself Comfortable
Sarah Vaughan
I'm Gonna Live Until I Die
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I'm Gonna Live Until I Die
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Hes My Guy
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Hes My Guy
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My Ship
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My Ship
Lorenz Hart
A Tree In The Park
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A Tree In The Park
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Pinky
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Pinky
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Blackbird
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Blackbird
Sarah Vaughan
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
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East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
Sarah Vaughan
It Might As Well Be Spring
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It Might As Well Be Spring
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Ain't Misbehavin'
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Ain't Misbehavin'
Sarah Vaughan
Tenderly
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Tenderly
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It's Crazy
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It's Crazy
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