The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Sarah Vaughan's years on Mercury and its subsidiary EmArcy feature inspired jazz performances, commercial recordings with string orchestras, and big-band sides that fall in between jazz and middle-of-the-road pop music. All of her recordings for Mercury are on four impressive box sets that add up to 23 CDs. The first set six CDs is the best overall of the four for it has a full set with her trio, the famous session with trumpeter Clifford Brown, a date with the Ernie Wilkins orchestra featuring altoist Cannonball Adderley, and a variety of orchestral sides. As with all of these sets, there are many previously unissued performances included too. More selective fans may want ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Sarah Vaughan's years on Mercury and its subsidiary EmArcy feature inspired jazz performances, commercial recordings with string orchestras, and big-band sides that fall in between jazz and middle-of-the-road pop music. All of her recordings for Mercury are on four impressive box sets that add up to 23 CDs. The first set six CDs is the best overall of the four for it has a full set with her trio, the famous session with trumpeter Clifford Brown, a date with the Ernie Wilkins orchestra featuring altoist Cannonball Adderley, and a variety of orchestral sides. As with all of these sets, there are many previously unissued performances included too. More selective fans may want to get some of Sassy's individual packages instead particularly the Clifford Brown date, but completists and true Sarah Vaughan fanatics will consider these four perfectly done sets to be essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042282632029
  • Catalog Number: 826320

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Still Believe in You (2:42)
  2. 2 My Funny Valentine (3:00)
  3. 3 My One and Only Love (2:49)
  4. 4 Come Along with Me (2:13)
  5. 5 Imagination (2:57)
  6. 6 It's Easy to Remember (2:47)
  7. 7 And This Is My Beloved (3:03)
  8. 8 Easy Come, Easy Go Lover (2:47)
  9. 9 Lover Man (3:18)
  10. 10 Shulie a Bop (2:42)
  11. 11 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (2:36)
  12. 12 Body and Soul (3:14)
  13. 13 They Can't Take That Away from Me (2:43)
  14. 14 Prelude to a Kiss (2:47)
  15. 15 You Hit the Spot (3:03)
  16. 16 If I Knew Then (What I Know Now) (2:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Old Love
  2. 2 Old Devil Moon
  3. 3 Exactly Like You
  4. 4 Saturday
  5. 5 Idle Gossip
  6. 6 Make Yourself Comfortable
  7. 7 Oh Yeah
  8. 8 I'm in the Mood for Love
  9. 9 I Don't Know Why
  10. 10 Let's Put out the Lights
  11. 11 Waltzing Down the Aisle
  12. 12 It's Magic
  13. 13 Honey
  14. 14 How Important Can It Be?
  15. 15 The Touch of Your Lips
  16. 16 'S Wonderful
  17. 17 Tenderly
Disc 3
  1. 1 September Song
  2. 2 Lullaby of Birdland
  3. 3 Lullaby of Birdland
  4. 4 I'm Glad There Is You
  5. 5 You're Not the Kind
  6. 6 Jim
  7. 7 He's My Guy
  8. 8 April in Paris
  9. 9 It's Crazy
  10. 10 Embraceable You
Disc 4
  1. 1 Whatever Lola Wants (2:39)
  2. 2 Slowly with Feeling (2:46)
  3. 3 Experience Unnecessary (2:52)
  4. 4 Fabulous Character (2:43)
  5. 5 Johnny, Be Smart (2:17)
  6. 6 Hey Naughty Papa (2:18)
  7. 7 The Other Woman (2:20)
  8. 8 Never (2:29)
  9. 9 Never (2:32)
  10. 10 C'Est la Vie (2:33)
  11. 11 C'Est la Vie (2:36)
  12. 12 Paradise (2:55)
  13. 13 Time on My Hands (3:33)
  14. 14 Time on My Hands (3:16)
  15. 15 Gimme a Little Kiss (2:36)
  16. 16 Mr. Wonderful (2:51)
  17. 17 You Ought to Have a Wife (2:28)
  18. 18 Sometimes I'm Happy (3:03)
  19. 19 Sometimes I'm Happy (3:05)
  20. 20 Sometimes I'm Happy (3:00)
  21. 21 Sometimes I'm Happy (2:56)
Disc 5
  1. 1 I'll Never Smile Again (2:14)
  2. 2 I'll Never Smile Again (2:38)
  3. 3 I'll Never Smile Again (2:36)
  4. 4 Don't Be on the Outside (3:15)
  5. 5 Don't Be on the Outside (3:02)
  6. 6 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream (3:21)
  7. 7 An Occasional Man (2:32)
  8. 8 Soon (2:37)
  9. 9 Cherokee (2:32)
  10. 10 Maybe (2:34)
  11. 11 Why Can't I? (2:56)
  12. 12 How High the Moon (2:38)
  13. 13 Over the Rainbow (3:32)
  14. 14 Over the Rainbow (3:31)
  15. 15 Oh My (2:36)
  16. 16 Oh My (2:26)
  17. 17 Oh My (2:22)
Disc 6
  1. 1 The Boy Next Door (2:56)
  2. 2 Shake Down the Stars (2:49)
  3. 3 (I'm Afraid) the Masquerade Is Over (3:31)
  4. 4 Lush Life (4:04)
  5. 5 A Sinner Kissed an Angel (3:42)
  6. 6 Old Folks (3:17)
  7. 7 The House I Live In (3:22)
  8. 8 I'm the Girl (3:01)
  9. 9 Hot and Cold Runnin' Tears (2:11)
  10. 10 The Edge of the Sea (2:48)
  11. 11 I've Got Some Crying to Do (2:55)
  12. 12 That's Not the Kind of Love I Want (2:17)
  13. 13 My Romance (3:17)
  14. 14 Lonely Woman (3:03)
  15. 15 Only You Can Say (3:02)
  16. 16 I Love You (3:24)
  17. 17 It Happened Again (2:30)
  18. 18 I Wanna Play House (2:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah Vaughan Primary Artist, Vocals
Clifford Brown Trumpet
Herbie Mann Flute
Joe Benjamin Bass
Roy Haynes Drums
Jimmy Jones Piano
John Malachi Piano
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Irving Mills Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Richard Hayman Contributor
Hal Mooney Contributor
Jerry Ross Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Richard Adler Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Don Costa Contributor
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger, Director
Walter Gross Composer
Will Hudson Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Hugo Peretti Contributor
Paul Mertz Composer
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes
George David Weiss Composer
Clifford Grey Composer
Mack David Composer
Larry Shayne Composer
Mack Wolfson Composer
Larry Holofcener Composer
Edward R. White Composer
Robert Wright Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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