Sarah Vaughan

Gold

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Sarah Vaughan is served well on Gold. First, it's a career-spanning compilation, something that's rather rare in her discography. Beginning with sides from her Columbia years of the late '40s and early '50s, and ending with a 1981 Pablo date with Count Basie, Gold surveys Sassy at her absolute best, whether it's a classic torch song such as "Lover Man" or the breezily swinging "Lullaby of Birdland." The work surveyed comes from both her small-group outings and large-group dates, with strings or without, and much credence is given to her self-titled 1954 album with Clifford Brown (four tracks total), as well as her series of Gershwin songbook records of the mid-'50s (two inclusions). In fact, three-fourths of the program is recordings from the '50s. This is as close to a career summation as listeners are bound to get, or will need to have.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:18 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:59 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:17 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:41 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:12 SpotifyAmazon
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3:12 SpotifyAmazon
8 4:00 SpotifyAmazon
9 5:10 SpotifyAmazon
10 4:43 SpotifyAmazon
11 4:50 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:37 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
14 4:04 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:30 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:04 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:17 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:52 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:24 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:39 SpotifyAmazon
6 2:24 SpotifyAmazon
7 5:28 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:32 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:28 SpotifyAmazon
13 4:28 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
15 6:19 SpotifyAmazon
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