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Live at Mister Kelly's [Original recording remastered]

Sarah VaughanAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 18, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Verve
  • ASIN: B000TJ6CNQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,169 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Sassy and her trio bring the house down at the famed Chicago club circa 1957, and this reissue brings the original LP sequence to CD! She does How High the Moon; Embraceable You; Thou Swell; Willow Weep for Me; Poor Butterfly , and more.

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5.0 out of 5 stars No Less Divine October 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
The previous listener is right about this being a drastically truncated version of the earlier domestic reissue, which represented an uncommon value (11 out-takes added to the 9 tracks of the original LP). Amazon is still advertising that generous 1991 edition, and at a lower price, so you may as well go for that first (I've ordered it just to satisfy my curiosity that it actually is the 20-track edition, which I thought was out of print). Nonetheless, even as an LP, this was one of the 3-4 essential recordings by an American diva, my favorite among Sarah's imposing discography.

The Divine One has never sounded more divine (her voice maintains the sassiness but at times takes on a faux operatic quality in the upper register after 1965). Sarah has no equal at reinventing a song's melody after the first chorus ("September in the Rain" and "Stairway to the Stars" are simply inspired--in the latter she makes a little "aria" out of the single word "build"!). Moreover, "Be Anything" (and, on the longer version, "I Cover the Waterfront," simply tear the listener's heart out. And she meets Ella head-on with a version of "How High the Moon" that, while less flashy and pyrotechnical, is more inventive. Yes, she does forget a few lyrics and knock over a mic during the set, but then divinity does have its privileges. If you believe it's possible to have too much of a good thing, you'll no doubt award this 9-track collection not 5 but five thousand stars.
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1.0 out of 5 stars More like DE-mastered. September 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Well, now I know what the "Originals" banner on the spine means: the original LP, no extras, even if previous issues had any. In this case, the CD loses a whopping 11 tracks from a total of three nights at Mister Kelly's (including the night covered by the LP). After several excellent series of jam-packed reissues, why would Verve screw us like this?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sassy in her prime September 9, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Yes, there are few moments of musical uncertainty on this live gig,
but this is Sarah Vaughan in her prime and the album is absolutely brilliant (although not her best).
And who cares if she messes up few words?

If you thought Ella owned "How high the moon", wait 'till you hear Sassy's ellegantly gliding over the Ella's scatting "moves". However, since I bought this very cheaply in a CD shop, I don't complain, but there are versions of the album with added 11 tracks!
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