Sarah for Lovers

Sarah for Lovers

by Sarah Vaughan
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Sarah for Lovers

Sarah for Lovers is a 16-track compilation of tracks recorded from 1954 to 1967 for Verve and EmArcy that focuses on the romantic side of Sarah Vaughan. Most of the songs feature orchestral backing, though a handful have small-group backing, most notably the two tracks from 1954's Swingin' Easy: "Words Can't Describe" and her dreamy take on "Polka Dots and Moonbeams." The orchestral tracks can be a little sappy, especially when Vaughan is backed by Hal Mooney's Orchestra, as she is on "I've Got a Crush on You," "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe," and "My Romance," or when she is backed by Hugo Peretti's Orchestra on "It's Magic" and "I'm in the Mood for Love." Songs she did with Quincy Jones' Orchestra are more successful; even though the three songs here feature strings, they still swing a little. The small-group tracks are where Vaughan really shines. Apart from the tracks from Swingin' Easy, there is a quartet track, "Embraceable You," from 1954's Sarah Vaughan; another track from that album, "I'm Glad There Is You," that features a larger group including Clifford Brown and is arranged by the always innovative Ernie Wilkins; a mellow take on "Corcovado" from 1964's Viva! Vaughan; and a sweet take on Henry Mancini's "Dreamsville" from 1964's underrated Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Song Book that does feature strings but in a fairly unobtrusive manner.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2003
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0044006533025
catalogNumber: 065330

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Richard Davis   Bass
Bob James   Piano
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Herbie Mann   Flute
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Jerome Richardson   Flute
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Ronnell Bright   Piano
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Richard Hayman   Conductor
Hal Mooney   Conductor
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
William Boucaya   Saxophone
Billy Byers   Trombone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Pierre Cullaz   Guitar
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Paul Faulise   Trombone
Kansas Fields   Drums
Frank Foster   Conductor
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Benny Golson   Reeds
Roy Haynes   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
Dick Hixson   Bass Trombone
Jo Hrasko   Saxophone
Marcel Hrasko   Saxophone
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Hugo Peretti   Conductor
John Malachi   Piano
Jose Mangual   Percussion
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Zoot Sims   Saxophone
Maurice Vander   Piano
Kai Winding   Trombone
Phil Woods   Reeds
Michael A. Hauser   Vibes
Robert Rodriguez   Bass
Quincy Jones & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Hal Mooney Orchestra   Track Performer
Juan Cadavieco   Percussion
Hugo Perretti & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Richard Hayman & His Symphony Orchestra   Track Performer
Raphael Sierra   Percussion

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer
Gene Lees   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Hal Mooney   Arranger,Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Alan Brandt   Composer
Billy Byers   Arranger
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Ray Evans   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Frank Foster   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Paul Mertz   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
Bob Shad   Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Young   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Robert Mellin   Composer
Bob Haymes   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Bill Tennyson   Composer
Sherniece Smith   Art Direction
Amélie Hazard   Illustrations

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Sarah for Lovers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
teresa18 More than 1 year ago
Sarah V. is amazing and this recording does her proud