Lullaby Of Birdland

Sarah Vaughan

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August 22, 2011

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Born on March 27th 1924 in Newark, New Jersey, and christened Sarah Lois Vaughan,
the woman eventually known as ?Sassy? or ?The Divine One? began taking piano lessons
at seven. Her parents were deeply religious, and encouraged their only daughter to
sing and play at their local New Mount Zion Church. Fortunately for the jazz-world, little
Sarah developed a fondness for popular music and eventually dropped out of High
School during her junior year to concentrate on her music. After winning the Amateur
Night at the Apollo Theatre at the age of eighteen she had an engagement with Earl
Hines? band, as well as a host of club-engagements and recordings, always with the
brightest and best players around. Finally, in 1947, Sarah Vaughan won the New Star
Award of Esquire magazine, as well as Downbeat magazine?s critic?s poll as ?best singer?.
Witnessing her effortless and playful vocal ways with the new music called bebop, it is
obvious why most critics and listeners praised and adored ?Sassy?.
After leaving Columbia in 1953, Vaughan signed with Mercury Records ? recording the
more jazzy sides for their subsidiary EmArcy in the mid to late Fifties. During this time
she arguably made some of the most beautiful and important recordings of her career,
mostly in her loose, relaxed, and supremely sensual style. By now firmly established
as a Jazz-icon, her personal- and business-situation were far from perfect, with the
?mercurially temperamental? Vaughan getting divorced three times, running into
trouble with the IRS, and often changing record labels. She did however keep making
wonderful music for all these different companies, recording everything from Jazz to
Pop, from Brazilian music via the poems of Pope John Paul II to the Beatles? songbook
until well into the Eighties. With her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and after
her induction into the American Jazz Hall of Fame, Sarah Vaughan died of lung cancer
at her home in California on April 3rd 1990, just a week after her 66th birthday.

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Key Value
Catalogue number 233328
Barcode 0885150333280
Number of items 4
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 150g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 28mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. September In The Rain -
2. Willow Weep For Me -
3. Just One Of Those Things -
4. Be Anything But Darling Be Mine -
5. Thou Swell -
6. Stairway To The Stars -
7. Honeysuckle -
8. Rose -
9. Just A Gigolo -
10. How High The Moon -
11. Like Someone In Love -
12. Detour Ahead -
13. Three Little Words -
14. I‘ll String Along With You -
15. You‘d Be So Nice To Come Home To -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. I Cried For You -
2. All Of Me -
3. Words Can‘t Describe -
4. You Hit The Spot -
5. Pennies From Heaven -
6. If I Knew Then What I Know Now -
7. Linger Awhile -
8. Jim -
9. Embraceable You -
10. I‘m Glad There Is You -
11. It‘s Crazy -
12. Speak Low -
13. All Of You -
14. Thanks For The Memory -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Thinking Of You -
2. Ooh, Whatcha Doin‘ To Me -
3. Deep Purple -
4. Vanity -
5. My Reverie -
6. After Hours -
7. Just A Moment More -
8. Pinky -
9. A Miracle Happened -
10. I Ran All The Way Home -
11. Time To Go -
12. Corner To Corner -
13. Street Of Dreams -
14. If Someone Had Told Me -
15. Say You‘ll Wait For Me -
16. Mighty Lonesome Feeling -
17. Sinner Or Saint -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. I‘ll Know -
2. These Things I Offer You -
3. I Confess -
4. A Blues Serenade -
5. Can‘t Get Out Of This Mood -
6. Shulie A Bop -
7. Lover Man -
8. They Can‘t Take That Away From Me -
9. Prelude To A Kiss -
10. Polka Dots And Moonbeams -
11. Body And Soul -
12. Make Yourself Comfortable -
13. You‘re Not That Kind -
14. September Song -
15. He‘s My Guy -
16. April In Paris -
17. Lullaby Of Birdland -