20th Century Masters: The Best of Sarah Vaughan

20th Century Masters: The Best of Sarah Vaughan

by Sarah Vaughan


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As one of the few Sarah Vaughan compilations to make it onto the shelves of most music stores (until it too is supplanted), MCA's 20th Century Masters collection has large shoes to fill. Since MCA owns the Mercury catalog -- for which she recorded during the '50s and '60s -- listeners shouldn't worry that they're purchasing substandard material. Still, the compilation doesn't present a complete picture of what made Vaughan special; it focuses on the big-time standards that found Vaughan backed by pillowy productions (half of the selections come from the crossover dates Vaughan With Voices and Vaughan and Violins). Like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, the other two in the triumvirate of female jazz vocalists, Sarah Vaughan sparkled in any setting, and she brought the highest level of artistry and interpretive grace to the most sublime standards. Surprisingly, even the liner notes are exemplary, including Sarah Vaughan reminiscences shared with David Ritz by Little Jimmy Scott, Carmen McRae, and Andy Bey.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2004
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602498626542
catalogNumber: 000274302
Rank: 1626

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Robert Farnon   Conductor
Ray Ellis Orchestra   Accompaniment
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Accompaniment
Hugo Perretti & His Orchestra   Accompaniment

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Bert Kaempfert   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Richard Adler   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Luchi de Jesus   Arranger
Robert Farnon   Arranger
Milt Gabler   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Bob Shad   Producer,Audio Production
Axel Stordahl   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
David Ritz   Liner Notes
Donna Ranieri   Photo Coordination
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Sherman Edwards   Composer

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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sarah Vaughan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are some really great songs here, "Misty," "A Foggy Day" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." It's in stereo and Sarah's voice was never better. Play the samples.