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Sarah Vaughan

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 27, 1924 | Died: April 4, 1990    

Sarah Vaughan

In the 1940s, when most women singers adorned big bands as stage attractions rather than legitimate members of jazz ensembles, Sarah Vaughan, along with her predecessor Ella Fitzgerald, helped elevate the vocalist's role as equal to that of the jazz instrumentalist. A woman known for her many vicissitudes, Vaughan's outspoken personality and artistic eloquence brought her the names “Sassy” and “The Divine One.” A talented pianist, she joined the ranks of the 1940s bebop movement and became, as a member of the Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine bands, one of its most celebrated vocalists. Her dynamic vocal range, sophisticated harmonic sense, and horn-like phrasing brought Vaughan million-selling numbers and a stage and recording career that spanned half a decade....
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Source: James Nadal

  • Mystery Of Man / Long Ago

    Intakt Records
    2010
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  • If This Isn't Love

    Intakt Records
    2010
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  • Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown / Sarah Vaughan In The Land Of...

    Intakt Records
    2010
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  • The Great American Songbook

    Intakt Records
    2007
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  • Live in '58 & '64

    Intakt Records
    2007
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  • After Hours at the London House

    Mercury Records
    2006
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  • Sarah Vaughan In Hi-Fi

    Intakt Records
    2006
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