25 nov. 2008


Sarah Vaughan. Swingin' Easy

This has got to be one of my favorite vocal albums. Sarah sings with just a rhtythm section with Roy Haynes on drums. Check out "Polkadots and Moonbeams" and "Body and Soul."

None of the bad taste that would creep into Sarah's singing later on. I for one can't stand "Send in the Clowns" that would later be her signature song. All the songs are classic here, and the vocal mannerisms are not exaggerated.

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Bob Basil dijo...

Do you have "After Hours"? (I know we must have listened to it together a few times back in the day.) It's from 1961, and it's just Sarah Vaughan, with George Duvivier on bass and Mundell Lowe on guitar. She does "My Favorite Things," "Easy to Love," "Sophisticated Lady," "In a Sentimental Mood," and "Everytime We Say Goodbye," plus a half dozen other songs. It is my favourite Sarah Vaughn album. It feels as though she is three feet in front of you.