The Benny Carter Sessions

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Sarah Vaughan's two Roulette orchestra sessions that featured Benny Carter arrangements The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan and The Lonely Hours are reissued in full on The Benny Carter Sessions from 1994. The unidentified musicians which include strings on the second set are chiefly accompanists behind the frequently miraculous singer. The "explosive" album which mostly does not live up to its billing is the better of the two dates with more variety and highlights in songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose," "The Lady's in Love with You," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" and a spirited "Trolley Song." The later set is more ballad-oriented and less memorable, though it does ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Sarah Vaughan's two Roulette orchestra sessions that featured Benny Carter arrangements The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan and The Lonely Hours are reissued in full on The Benny Carter Sessions from 1994. The unidentified musicians which include strings on the second set are chiefly accompanists behind the frequently miraculous singer. The "explosive" album which mostly does not live up to its billing is the better of the two dates with more variety and highlights in songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose," "The Lady's in Love with You," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" and a spirited "Trolley Song." The later set is more ballad-oriented and less memorable, though it does offer a classic rendition of "Solitude." Throughout, Vaughan is in prime voice, overcoming the weaker material and uplifting the more superior songs. Not essential but Sarah Vaughan fans will enjoy this reissue.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/1994
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724382864028
  • Catalog Number: 286404
  • Sales rank: 75,336

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah Vaughan Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Mark James Composer
Benny Carter Arranger, Composer
Johnny Christopher Composer
Manny Curtis Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer, Reissue Producer
Johnny Green Composer
Walter Kent Composer
Norman Newell Composer
Teddy Reig Producer
Solomon Composer
Jerry Solomon Composer
M.P. Curtis Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Sylvia Dee Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Paul Vandervoort II Composer
Hy Glaser Composer
Dee Composer
Wood Composer
Glaser Composer
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