The Essential Sarah Vaughan

November 3, 1992 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 3, 1992
  • Release Date: November 3, 1992
  • Label: Verve Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 54:08
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  • ASIN: B000V657LU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,113 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Sagaladoola on November 17, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The CD contains some of her best works of which she employs her big vocal range (soprano to baritone), sweet, sassy voice and excellent signature vibrato (as evident on "Speak Low") on various styles of music. As a Great American Songbook interpreter, her technique is good and musicians treat her as a part of their own due to her creativity in music improvisation and utilisation of her voice as a musical instrument (scat-singing).

Typically most of her songs are of jazz. However, the other variants are:
1) Doo-wop - All of Me
2) Oldies - Broken-Hearted Melody
3) Classical - My Man's Gone Now (Written by Gershwin)
4) Bossa Nova - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Latin version sung by Astrud Gilberto)
5) Blues - No Count Blues

This CD is good, especially for starters. Sarah Vaughan is quite a diverse artiste. If you found any of the styles above is good, try getting her CDs, which is of the same genre that you like:
1) Doo-wop - Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan (collaborative work)
2) Oldies - *
3) Classical - Sarah Sings Gershwin
4) Bossa Nova - I Love Brazil , Copacabana
5) Blues - *
6) Swing - Sarah Swings Tivoli, Swingin' Easy
7) Broadway - Sarah Sings Broadway
8) Cool Jazz - Crazy and Mixed Up

It should be taken note that, in a quirk of nature, her voice "dropped" in her later years of her career. In the late 70s to 1990, her range increased "downwards" significantly (to the baritone level). At that point of time, her voice becomes less sweeter, but she sounds fuller. At this point of time, her voice has certain smoky quality.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Great singers do not need big ensembles. Although this is a CD of high merit, the orchestra and jazz ensemble obsure the beauty, enchantment and (vocal)timbre changes that Sarah Vaughan so often exhibits in her works. Although I love vocal virtuosity, the vocal acrobatics presented here are a bit much; but, due to the quality of some songs selected, I will only assume, Sarah had no choice. Thank goodness the song "Feelings" was not written, as of yet (I think), during the time this album of songs was produced. However, for those who prefer big orchestras accompanying singers, this is the album for you.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By JAMES L DOYLE on August 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Sarah Vaugh's song "Broken Hearted Melody" that went to the top of the POP Charts in 1958/59 is an example of a pure artist who can use her voice in any venue. This is an excellent album. To me it's her finest produced.
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