Divine Lady of Song

Divine Lady of Song

by Sarah Vaughan
     
 
Although there are no sources given for any of the material included on Divine Lady of Song (2004), one thing is for certain, vocalist Sarah Vaughan is in fine form on these live recordings, presumably taken from various radio broadcasts during the late '40s and '50s. Her unmistakably supple style rivalled the likes of Ella

Overview

Although there are no sources given for any of the material included on Divine Lady of Song (2004), one thing is for certain, vocalist Sarah Vaughan is in fine form on these live recordings, presumably taken from various radio broadcasts during the late '40s and '50s. Her unmistakably supple style rivalled the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and she was compared to Billie Holiday for her gritty no-nonsense and often exposed soulful qualities. The disc commences with an in-studio session featuring Ray Bloch and his Orchestra on the first of two high-energy and jumping renditions of Cole Porter's "Just One Of Those Things." She is again heard introducing the combo on the contrasting pair of scintillating ballads and timeless pop standards "Misty" and "Careless." Equally lovely is the yearning "While You Are Gone," coupling Vaughan this time with a full ensemble led by Harry Sosnick. The remainder of the anthology returns the artist to the confines of a trio, where her interaction is decidedly intimate, allowing for more of her distinctive scat singing and improvisation. "But Not for Me," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "All of Me" and especially the nearly seven-minute outing "Sometimes I'm Happy" exemplify the energetic spontaneity that was at the essence of Vaughan's well-deserved moniker as the Divine Lady of Song. Despite the contents being derived from a variety of origins, the fidelity is uniformly excellent throughout, creating a worthwhile addition for collectors and curious enthusiasts alike.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0617742048025
catalogNumber:
5085119

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Lucky Thompson   Composer
Dick Jurgens   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Eddy Howard   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Lou Quadling   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
H.J. Lengsfelder   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
Sol Marcus   Composer

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