Sarah Vaughan

1947-1949

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Classics #1101 captures Sarah Vaughan early in her career from 1947-1949. These Musicraft and early Columbia sessions paved the way for her future success as a leading jazz vocalists. Featuring 23 tracks, Vaughan is backed by orchestras led by Ted Dale, Richard Maltby, Joe Lippman, and Hugo Winterhalter, while also recording more jazz oriented material with the Jimmy Jones Quartet featuring Al Mckibbon on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. While these combination string arrangements/jazz sessions only contain a handful of essentials ("Just Friends," "I Cried For You," "Nature Boy") they represent the beginning of that commercial balance Sarah Vaughan would successfully bounce back and forth between during her long career.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:48
2 3:11
3 3:09
4 2:47
5 2:34
6 3:06
7 2:52
8 2:55
9 3:03
10 3:09
11 2:36
12 3:18
13 3:09
14 3:24
15 3:31
16 2:42
17 2:42
18
feat: Joe Lipman
3:17
19 3:01
20 2:20
21 2:50
22 2:53
23 2:24
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