Young Sassy

Young Sassy

by Sarah Vaughan

From the start of her career, Sarah Vaughan had a wondrous voice. She never declined and her voice remained a miracle throughout her career. She learned about bop phrasing during 1943-1944 when she was with the orchestras of Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine (singing alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker)…  See more details below


From the start of her career, Sarah Vaughan had a wondrous voice. She never declined and her voice remained a miracle throughout her career. She learned about bop phrasing during 1943-1944 when she was with the orchestras of Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine (singing alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker) and, although she would perform many pop tunes throughout her life, she always phrased like a jazz singer and was never shy to change notes and improvise. This magnificent four-CD set has Sassy's first 94 recordings, everything she recorded during 1944-1950. Vaughan is heard on two songs with the Eckstine Orchestra (one of which was taken from a broadcast), on the December 31, 1944, Leonard Feather-organized session that found her performing "Interlude" (a vocal version of "A Night in Tunisia") and "East of the Sun," and four songs with Bird and Diz, and she makes appearances with clarinetist Tony Scott, violinist Stuff Smith, the John Kirby Sextet, Georgie Auld's big band, and trombonist Dicky Wells & His Big Seven. In 1946, Vaughan signed with the Musicraft label and all of her performances for that company are here, including "If You Could See Me Now," "Everything I Have Is Yours," "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," "September Song," "Tenderly," "The Lord's Prayer," "I Feel So Smoochie," "It's Magic," and "Gentleman Friend." In 1949, Vaughan started recording for Columbia, and she is heard on some commercial dates plus such tunes as "Black Coffee," "Tonight I Shall Sleep," "I Cried for You," and "Perdido" in addition to four vocal duets with Billy Eckstine. Best of all are the eight numbers that she recorded during May 18-19, 1950, with an octet including trumpeter Miles Davis, trombonist Bennie Green, clarinetist Tony Scott, and tenor saxophonist Budd Johnson. All four horn players take perfect eight-bar solos on "Ain't Misbehavin'," and other gems from this project include "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Mean to Me," and "Nice Work if You Can Get It." Sarah Vaughan's box for the Proper label (which includes a very good 44-page booklet) makes for a superb (and surprisingly inexpensive) purchase and allows one to have a large slice of Sassy's recording career.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Proper Box Uk


Disc 1

  1. I'll Wait and Pray
  2. Signing Off
  3. Interlude
  4. No Smokes Blues
  5. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  6. Don't Blame Me
  7. Lover Man
  8. What More Can a Woman Do
  9. I'd Rather Have a Memory Than a Dream
  10. Mean to Me
  11. All Too Soon
  12. Time and Again
  13. I'm Scared
  14. You Go to My Head
  15. I Could Make You Love Me
  16. It Might as Well Be Spring
  17. We're Through
  18. A Hundred Years from Today
  19. If You Could See Me Now
  20. I Could Make You Love Me
  21. You're Not the Kind
  22. My Kinda Love
  23. You're Blase
  24. I've Got a Crush on You

Disc 2

  1. I'm Through With Love
  2. Everything I Have Is Yours
  3. Body and Soul
  4. Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
  5. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  6. Time After Time
  7. September Song
  8. I Cover the Waterfront
  9. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
  10. Tenderly
  11. Don't Blame Me
  12. The Lord's Prayer
  13. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  14. I Can't Get Started
  15. Trouble Is a Man
  16. Love Me or Leave Me
  17. I'll Wait and Pray
  18. I Get a Kick Out of You
  19. The Man I Love
  20. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter)
  21. The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)
  22. Button Up Your Overcoat
  23. I Feel So Smoochie

Disc 3

  1. Blue Grass
  2. It's You or No One
  3. It's Magic
  4. What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
  5. Gentleman Friend
  6. Once in a While
  7. How Am I to Know?
  8. Nature Boy
  9. I'm Glad There Is You
  10. Bianca
  11. As You Desire Me
  12. Black Coffee
  13. While You Are Gone
  14. Tonight I Shall Sleep (With a Smile on My Face)
  15. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  16. Give Me a Song With a Beautiful Melody
  17. Make Believe (You Are Glad When You're Sorry)
  18. You Taught Me to Love Again
  19. Just Friends
  20. Lonely Girl
  21. You Say You Care
  22. Fool's Paradise
  23. I Cried for You

Disc 4

  1. You're Mine, You
  2. I'm Crazy to Love You
  3. Summertime
  4. The Nearness of You
  5. Ev'ry Day
  6. I Love You
  7. Dedicated to You
  8. You're All I Need
  9. Our Very Own
  10. Don't Be Afraid
  11. Ain't Misbehavin'
  12. Goodnight My Love
  13. Can't Get Out of This Mood
  14. It Might as Well Be Spring
  15. Mean to Me
  16. Come Rain or Come Shine
  17. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  18. East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
  19. I Love the Guy
  20. Thinking of You
  21. Perdido
  22. Whippa-Whippa-Woo
  23. I'll Know
  24. De Gas Pipe She's Leakin' Joe

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Danny Elfman   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Joe Newman   Composer
Lucky Thompson   Composer
Dave Barbour   Composer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Phil Moore   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Sonny Burke   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Tommy Dorsey   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Paul Mertz   Composer
C. Miller   Composer
Frank Paparelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
George Roberts   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Sarah Vaughan   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Lou Singer   Composer
Stuff Smith   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Gerald Valentine   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Will Jason   Composer
Jack King   Composer
Eden Ahbez   Composer
George Treadwell   Composer
Jerry Valentine   Composer
Jack Shilkret   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Raymond Leveen   Composer
Richard Lewine   Composer
Albert Hay Malotte   Composer
Val Burton   Composer
Bruce Siever   Composer
Kay Werner   Composer
William Henri Woode   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Ord Hamilton   Composer
Arnold B. Horwitt   Composer
Sue Werner   Composer
Beasley Smith   Composer
Richard Carpenter   Composer
Michael Edwards   Composer
Tom Scholz   Composer
R. Lewine   Composer

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