Sarah Vaughan

The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Vol. 1

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Sarah Vaughan's years on Mercury (and its subsidiary EmArcy) feature inspired jazz performances, commercial recordings with string orchestras, and big-band sides that fall in between jazz and middle-of-the-road pop music. All of her recordings for Mercury are on four impressive box sets that add up to 23 CDs. The first set (six CDs) is the best overall of the four for it has a full set with her trio, the famous session with trumpeter Clifford Brown, a date with the Ernie Wilkins orchestra (featuring altoist Cannonball Adderley), and a variety of orchestral sides. As with all of these sets, there are many previously unissued performances included too. More selective fans may want to get some of Sassy's individual packages instead (particularly the Clifford Brown date), but completists and true Sarah Vaughan fanatics will consider these four perfectly done sets to be essential.

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:39
2 02:46 Amazon
3 02:52 Amazon
4 02:43 Amazon
5 02:17 Amazon
6 02:18 Amazon
7 02:20 Amazon
8 02:29 Amazon
9 02:32 Amazon
10 02:33 Amazon
11 02:36 Amazon
12 02:55 Amazon
13 03:33 Amazon
14 03:16 Amazon
15 02:36 Amazon
16 02:51 Amazon
17
02:28 Amazon
18 03:03 Amazon
19 03:05 Amazon
20 03:00 Amazon
21 02:56 Amazon
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