Divine Lady of Song

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2004
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • UPC: 617742048025
  • Catalog Number: 480
  • Sales rank: 312,618

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 II 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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