Milestones of Jazz Legend - Sarah Vaughan (10CD)

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) was the next big star among jazz singers after Billie Holiday (1915-59) and Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996). In contrast to her colleagues, she had a sound musical education and was a very good pianist, which enabled her to keep up with the young Bebop musicians from the beginning. Sarah Vaughan grew up in a very Christian family in Newark, New Jersey, as a single child. She received piano lessons from the age of 7 and took an active part in the musical life of her church, as a chorus-singer and pianist. Early on, she was also interested in the latest music she heard on the radio and on records and discovered her love for jazz. In the local music scene, she and her friends were able to experience excellent musicians, and Vaughan used every occasion for her first performances as a singer and pianist. At the age of 18, she regularly went to New York's great ballrooms, where the world's best jazz orchestras appeared every day. At an amateur competition at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, she impressed the singer Billy Eckstine so much that he invited her to an audition with Earl Hines, the leader of the orchestra he appeared with at the time, who immediately hired her as a second pianist and soon afterwards as the female vocal soloist next to Eckstine. In this group she met Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. The often hard touring life did not bother her, and after Billy Eckstine founded his own orchestra in 1944, she went with him. All future star soloists of the Bebop movement, from Miles Davis via Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon to Charlie Parker, were in Eckstine's band. Her solo-career began with recordings for small labels, and she was soon signed by Columbia Records until 1953. Her great success began with her contract with Mercury Records, where she was able to record pure orchestral productions on the one hand and straight jazz albums on the other. Sarah Vaughan's best recordings from the 50s and early 60s can be found on this CD box.

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CD 1

  1. East of the Sun (West of the Moon)
  2. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  3. Pinky
  4. The Nearness Of You
  5. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  6. Mean To Me
  7. It Might As Well Be Spring
  8. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
  9. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
  10. Ooh, What-Cha Doin' To Me
  11. Goodnight My Love
  12. Ain't Misbehavin'
  13. Mean to Me
  14. Interlude
  15. What More Can a Woman Do?
  16. No Smoke Blues
  17. East of the Sun
  18. I'd Rather Have a Memory Than a Dream
  19. Signing Off

CD 2

  1. Tenderly
  2. If You Could See Me Now
  3. Don't Blame Me
  4. I'm Thru With Love
  5. Body And Soul
  6. I've Got A Crush On You
  7. Once In A While
  8. I Cover The Waterfront
  9. The Man I Love
  10. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  11. My Kinda Love (One Way To Paradise)
  12. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
  13. Over The Rainbow
  14. Soon
  15. Cherokee
  16. I'll Never Smile Again
  17. Don't Be On The Outside
  18. How High The Moon
  19. It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream
  20. Sometimes I'm Happy
  21. Maybe
  22. An Occasional Man
  23. Why Can't I
  24. Oh My

CD 3

  1. Lush Life
  2. I'm The Girl
  3. Shake Down The Stars
  4. I've Got Some Crying To Do
  5. My Romance
  6. I Loved Him
  7. Lonely Woman
  8. I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over
  9. The Boy Next Door
  10. Old Folks
  11. Only You Can Say
  12. A Sinner Kissed an Angel
  13. Mr. Wonderful
  14. Wanna Play House
  15. My One And Only Love
  16. Oh Yeah
  17. And This Is My Beloved
  18. Whatever Lola Wants
  19. The Other Woman
  20. Experience Unnecessary
  21. Johnny, Be Smart
  22. Old Devil Moon
  23. It's Easy To Remember
  24. Idle Gossip

CD 4

  1. Shulie a Bop
  2. Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
  3. I Cried for You
  4. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  5. All of Me
  6. Words Can't Describe
  7. Prelude to a Kiss
  8. You Hit the Spot
  9. Pennies from Heaven
  10. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
  11. Body and Soul
  12. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  13. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  14. Isn't This A Lovely Day
  15. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  16. All Of My Life
  17. Cheek To Cheek
  18. You're Just In Love
  19. Remember
  20. Always
  21. Easter Parade
  22. The Girl That I Marry
  23. Now It Can Be Told

CD 5

  1. Isn't It a Pity?
  2. Of Thee I Sing
  3. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
  4. Someone to Watch over Me
  5. Bidin' My Time
  6. The Man I Love
  7. How Long Has This Been Going On?
  8. My One and Only
  9. Lorelei
  10. I've Got a Crush on You
  11. Summertime
  12. Aren't You Kinda Glad We Did?
  13. They All Laughed
  14. Looking For a Boy
  15. He Loves and She Loves
  16. My Man's Gone Now
  17. I Won't Say I Will
  18. Foggy DayLet's Call the Whole Thing Off
  19. Things Are Looking Up
  20. Do It Again
  21. Love Walked In

CD 6

  1. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  2. Doodlin'
  3. Darn That Dream
  4. Just One Of Those Things
  5. Moonlight In Vermont
  6. No 'Count Blues
  7. Cheek To Cheek
  8. Stardust
  9. Missing You
  10. Like Someone In Love
  11. Detour Ahead
  12. Three Little Words
  13. I'll String Along With You
  14. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  15. Speak Low
  16. All Of You
  17. Thanks For The Memory

CD 7

  1. Please Be Kind
  2. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
  3. Live For Love
  4. Misty
  5. I'm Lost
  6. Love Me
  7. That's All
  8. Day By Day
  9. Gone With The Wind
  10. I'll Close My Eyes
  11. The Thrill Is Gone
  12. Say It Isn't So
  13. Missing You
  14. I've Got to Talk to My Heart
  15. I'll Never Be The Same
  16. There's No You
  17. I Should Care
  18. If You Are But a Dream
  19. Maybe You'll Be There
  20. Out of This World
  21. Last Night When We Were Young
  22. Funny
  23. Close to You

CD 8

  1. Dreamy
  2. Hands Across the Table
  3. The More I See You
  4. I'll Be Seeing You
  5. Star Eyes
  6. You've Changed
  7. Trees
  8. Why Was I Born
  9. My Ideal
  10. Crazy He Calls Me
  11. Stormy Weather
  12. Moon Over Miami
  13. Have You Met Miss Jones?
  14. Ain't No Use
  15. Everytime I See You
  16. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
  17. Gloomy Sunday
  18. What Do You See In Her
  19. Jump For Joy
  20. When Your Lover Has Gone
  21. I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life
  22. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
  23. Somebody Else's Dream

CD 9

  1. Perdido
  2. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
  3. I Cried For You
  4. Alone
  5. There Are Such Things
  6. The Gentleman Is A Dope
  7. You Go To My Head
  8. Until I Met You
  9. You Turned The Tables On Me
  10. Little Man (You've Had A Busy Day)
  11. My Favorite Things
  12. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  13. Wonder Why
  14. Easy To Love
  15. Sophisticated Lady
  16. Great Day
  17. Ill Wind
  18. If Love Is Good To Me
  19. In A Sentimental Mood
  20. Vanity

CD 10

  1. Just in Time
  2. When Sunny Gets Blue
  3. All I Do Is Dream of You
  4. I Understand
  5. Goodnight Sweetheart
  6. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
  7. When Lights Are Low
  8. Key Largo
  9. Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)
  10. All or Nothing at All
  11. The Very Thought of You
  12. You're Mine You
  13. The Best Is Yet to Come
  14. Witchcraft
  15. So Long
  16. Second Time Around
  17. I Could Write a Book
  18. Maria
  19. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  20. In Other Words (Fly Me to the Moon)
  21. Moonglow
  22. Invitation
  23. On Green Dolphin Street