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Sarah Vaughan

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.

1 hour

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Sun 21 Jun 2015 00:00

Music Played

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Lover Man

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan. Performer: Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band.
    • It's You or No One.
    • Musicraft.
    • 4.
  • 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.
    • THE CBS YEARS 1949-1953.
    • CBS.
    • 2.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon

    Performer: Tony Scott. Performer: Budd Johnson. Performer: Benny Green. Performer: Sarah Vaughan. Performer: Sarah Vaughan. Performer: Jimmy Jones.
    • THE DIVINE SARAH VAUGHAN THE CBS YEARS 1949-1953.
    • CBS.
    • 3.
  • Roy Haynes, John Malachi, Sarah Vaughan & Sarah Vaughan

    Shulie-A-Bop

    • A Proper Introduction to Sarah Vaughan.
    • Proper Intro CD.
    • 2.
  • Sarah Vaughan & Sarah Vaughan

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    • A Proper Introduction to Sarah Vaughan.
    • Proper.
    • 5.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Lullaby of Birdland

    • A Proper Introduction to Sarah Vaughan.
    • Proper Intro CD.
    • 10.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Perdido

    • The Birdland Allstars at Carnegie Hall.
    • Vogue.
    • 4.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Embraceable You

    • Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly's.
    • Emarcy.
    • 15.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Ain't No Use

    Performer: Sarah Vaughan. Performer: Sarah Vaughan. Performer: Jimmy Jones. Performer: Jimmy Jones.
    • The Divine One.
    • Music for Pleasure.
    • 2.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Great Day

    Performer: Mundell Lowe. Performer: George Duvivier.
    • Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Proper.
    • 11.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    The Nearness Of You

    • KEN BURNS JAZZ.
    • VERVE.
    • 14.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Autumn Leaves

    Performer: Joe Pass. Performer: Harold Jones. Performer: Roland Hanna. Performer: Sarah Vaughan. Performer: Sarah Vaughan. Performer: Andy Simpkins.
    • Ken Burns Jazz: Sarah Vaughan.
    • Verve.
    • 15.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Just Friends

    • Linger Awhile.
    • Pablo.
    • 15.
  • Sarah Vaughan

    Send In The Clowns

    • Ken Burns Jazz.
    • Verve.
    • 16.

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