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Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 - April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described by Jazz commentator/music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Nicknamed "Sassy", "The Divine One" and "Sailor" (for her salty speech), Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989. Early life: Sarah Vaughan's father, Asbury "Jake" Vaughan, was a carpenter by trade and played guitar and piano. Her mother, Ada Vaughan, was a laundress and sang in the church choir. Jake and Ada Vaughan had migrated to Newark from Virginia during the First World War. Sarah was their only biological child, although in the 1960s they adopted Donna, the child of a woman who traveled on the road with Sarah Vaughan. The Vaughans lived in a house on Brunswick Street, in Newark, New Jersey, for Sarah's entire childhood. Jake Vaughan was deeply religious and...

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  • Verve Jazz Masters 18, 1994
  • In Hi-Fi, 2010
  • Slow & Sassy, 1997
  • ¡Viva! Vaughan, 2001
  • Jazz Masters Deluxe Collection, 2012
  • After Hours, 1989
  • Embraceable You
  • The Complete Sarah Vaughn, Live in Japan
  • Sarah Vaughan - Live
  • The Irving Berlin Songbook
  • Duke Ellington Song Book, Volume 2, 1980
  • Just Jazz: The Best Is Yet to Come, 2006
  • Sarah Slightly Classical
  • Sarah Vaughan's Golden Hits!!!, 1961
  • Sarah Vaughan Sings George Gershwin, 1959
  • If You Could See Me Now
  • It's Magic! 1944-1950, 2003
  • The Chronological Classics: Sarah Vaughan 1947-1949, 2000
  • Linger Awhile / The Great Sarah Vaughan, 2001
  • The Essential Sarah Vaughan, 1992
  • How Long Has This Been Going On?, 2006
  • Essence of Sarah Vaughan, 2006
  • Young Sassy, 2001
  • Vaughan and Violins, 1958
  • Ultimate Sarah Vaughan, 1997
  • The Divine
  • The Divine One
  • I Love Brazil!, 1994
  • Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown, 1990
  • Gershwin Live!, 1983
  • Sassy Swings the Tivoli, 1987
  • After Hours at the London House, 2005
  • A Time in My Life
  • The Divine Miss V.
  • Send in the Clowns, 2006
  • Sarah Vaughan Sings the Standards, 2003
  • First Class Jazz 17, 2006
  • The Benny Carter Sessions: The Blue Note Collection
  • The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan
  • Complete Mercury, Volume 3 (disc 4)
  • In the City of Lights
  • The Magic of Sarah Vaughan, 1959
  • I Get a Kick Out of You, 2000
  • Sassy Sings and Swings
  • The Chronological Classics: Sarah Vaughan 1944-1946, 1997
  • The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions, 2002
  • Time After Time, 1995
  • The Best of Sarah Vaughan
  • "Crazy and Mixed Up", 2006
  • Sarah + 2, 1965
  • Cocktail Hour, 1999
  • A Portrait of Sarah Vaughan, 2000
  • Jazz Profiles, 2007
  • Vaughan With Voices
  • 'Round Midnight
  • Compact Jazz
  • Misty
  • Trouble is a Man
  • The Benny Carter Sessions, 1994
  • The Rodgers & Hart Songbook
  • Divine Sarah
  • Sassy Swings the Tivoli (disc 2), 2002
  • Sweet 'n' Sassy, 2001
  • Crazy and Mixed Up, 1982
  • Blues Legends, 2003
  • Sarah Vaughan, 2000
  • All Time Greats
  • A Celebration Of Duke, 1990
  • Great American Songbook
  • Live in Chicago, 1995
  • Trouble Is a Man, 1992
  • Duke Ellington Song Book, Volume 1, 1987
  • 'Round Midnight: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan, 1997
  • Sarah Sings Soulfully
  • Gold, 2007
  • Jazz in Paris Collector's Edition: Sarah Vaughan à Paris, 2010
  • Best Of
  • Swingin' Easy, 1992
  • Jazz Profile: Sarah Vaughan, 1998
  • The Chronological Classics: Sarah Vaughan 1946-1947, 1998
  • Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Sarah Vaughan, 2000
  • Sarah Vaughan Sings for Lovers, 2006
  • No Count Sarah, 1991
  • Copacabana, 1981
  • The Jazz Collector Edition
  • Tenderly
  • Sassy Swings Again, 1967
  • Summertime
  • The Divine Sarah Vaughan: The Columbia Years 1949-1953, 1988
  • The Chronological Classics: Sarah Vaughan 1949-1950, 2001
  • Sweet Affection, 1996
  • Sarah for Lovers, 2003
  • The George Gershwin Songbook, Volume 2
  • "The Divine", 1972
  • The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Volume 1: Great Jazz Years: 1954-1956, 1986
  • 16 Most Requested Songs
  • Brazilian Romance, 1987
  • Basie-Vaughan
  • Diva of Jazz
  • Midnite Jazz & Blues: Star Eyes, 2000
  • Jazz in Paris: Vaughan and Violins, 2002
  • Close To You, 1960
  • The Essential of Sarah Vaughan, 1998
  • September Song, 2000
  • Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook, 1965
  • Music for Lovers
  • 1963 Live Guard Sessions, 1994
  • The Great Sarah Vaughan
  • Sings Broadway: Great Songs from Hit Shows, 1958
  • Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan, 1996
  • 16 Greatest Hits
  • Shulie a Bop, 2005
  • Body and Soul
  • Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Michel Legrand, 2008
  • Masterpieces of Sarah Vaughan, 1990
  • The Definitive Sarah Vaughan, 2002
  • The Diva Series, 2003
  • Coleção Folha grandes vozes, Volume 7: Sarah Vaughan, 2012
  • The Singles Sessions
  • Lover Man, 2001
  • Verve Jazz Masters 42: The Jazz Sides, 1995
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Feelin' Good, 1972
  • The George Gershwin Songbook, Volume 1
  • Sassy
  • In the Land of Hi-Fi
  • Just Jazz: Incomparable, 2005
  • This Is Jazz, Volume 20
  • The Revue Collection, 1996
  • Linger Awhile: Live at Newport and More, 1999
  • 16 Great Songs
  • Sarah Vaughan's Finest Hour, 2000
  • The Great American Songbook (disc 1)
  • One Night Stand: The Town Hall Concert 1947, 1997
  • The Gold Collection - Sarah Vaughan
  • Sophisticated Lady, 2007
  • Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing the Best of Irving Berlin, 1957
  • It's a Man's World
  • Mitos do jazz, Volume 13: Sarah Vaughan, 2012
  • It's You or No One, 1993
  • The Chronological Classics: Sarah Vaughan 1951-1952, 2003
  • The Roulette Years, 1991
  • Jazz Collector Edition
  • Carols of Christmas
  • Quiet Now: Dreamsville, 2000
  • Songs of the Beatles
  • Love Songs, 2004
  • Midnite Jazz & Blues: Divine Sarah, 2000
  • Ballads
  • Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi, 1997
  • Live at the 1971 Monterey Jazz Festival, 2007
  • Best Collection
  • The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Volume 2: Sings Great American Songs: 1956-1957, 1986
  • You're Mine You, 1997

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On Aug 13, 2009. 10:30pm
dhream said

Call me a big softie, but this is a secret all time fav song ever since I saw Julie Andrews' Maria trill it out in THAT movie, back when.
Sarah gives it a smoky, sexy, grown-up feel, so I can re-live the childhood goosebumps of hearing this track with late-night friends, and not lose 'cool' points.

On May 12, 2011. 11:50am
Christopher Lynch said

A truly magnificent singer - a lady who can still show many trendy younger singers 'how it's done'. Superb voice, nice range and control,lovely intonation, soulful and capable of crossing genres comfortably.

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