Artist: Sarah Vaughan Album: The Divine Sarah Vaughan - The Columbia Years 1949-1953 Label: Columbia (Sony) CD Release Date: 1988-11-15 ASIN: B00138KOPY UPC: 07464441652 Description: Indisputably one of jazz's all-time greatest vocalists, Sarah Vaughan recorded for numerous labels, within different genres, and with a wide variety of accompaniment over her 40-plus year career. During her tenure at Columbia between 1949 and 1953, Vaughan was clearly being groomed (in both choice of material and the use of studio orchestras) for mainstream commercial success. This two-disc set collects 28 sides from this pivotal period, each of which bear the Divine One's inimitable stamp. Jazz purists with an aversion to the kind of commercialized orchestral arrangements heard here may wish to start with Vaughan's more straightforward jazz dates on Mercury in the mid-'50s. The bottom line, however, is Vaughan's voice, heard here in its prime: rich and fluid, with a velvet-smooth timbre. Her stylish embellishments, rhythmic facility, and emotional intensity are all in ample evidence, and, even on traditional ballads, Vaughan brings a spark of adventurous, improvisatory energy to the proceedings. The track list comprises well-known standards, including 'Nice Work If You Can Get It', 'I Cried for You', 'Summertime', 'Ain't Misbehavin'', and 'Street of Dreams', among others. This collection is a fine sampler of Vaughan's early work. Personnel: Sarah Vaughan [vocals] Myor Rosen [harp] Verlye Mills [harp] Frederick Buldrini [violin] George Ockner [violin] Julius Schachter [violin] Adam Pratz [violin] David Asch [violin] E Green [violin] Sylvan Shulman [violin] Zelly Smirnoff [violin] A Cores [violin] Howard Kay [violin] Milton Lomask [violin] Richard Dickler [viola] Sidney Brecher [viola] Isadore Zir [viola] F Miller [cello] J Barry [cello] Bernard Greenhouse [cello] Maurice Brown [cello] Leo Kruczek [strings] Felix Orlewitz [strings] Ralph Hersh [strings] Samuel Rand [strings] Jack Zayde [strings] George Ricci [strings] Andrew Ferretti [trumpet] Carl Poole [trumpet] Melvin 'Red' Solomon [trumpet] Rubin Zarchy [trumpet] Gordon Griffith [trumpet] Nuncio Mondello [trumpet] Miles Davis [trumpet] Taft Jordan [trumpet] Ziggy Elman [trumpet] Billy Butterfield [trumpet] Jimmy Maxwell [trumpet] Bernie Privin [trumpet] John d'Agostino [trombone] William Pritchard [trombone] Bob Morrow [trombone] Larry Alpeter [trombone] Al Godlis [trombone] Jack Satterfield [trombone] William Rausch [trombone] Elmer Smithers [trombone] Muni Morrow [trombone] William Schaffer [trombone] Will Bradley [trombone] Tony Scott [clarinet] Bernard Kaufman [woodwinds, saxophone] Jimmy Abato [woodwinds, saxophone] Harold Feldman [woodwinds, saxophone] Russell Banzer [woodwinds] E Brown [woodwinds] Al Freistadt [woodwinds] Paul Ricci [saxophone] Henry Ross [saxophone] Harry Terrill [saxophone] Al Kloves [saxophone] Jimmy Odriche [saxophone] Stanley Webb [saxophone] Art Drelinger [saxophone] George Kelly [saxophone] Harry Lawson [saxophone] R Banzoc [saxophone] Leonard Hartman [saxophone] Herman Schertzer [saxophone] Irving Horowitz [saxophone] Don Lodice [saxophone] William Versaci [saxophone] Sid Cooper [saxophone] Babe Russin [saxophone] Al Klink [saxophone] Fred Stulce [saxophone] Henry Rowland [piano] Bob Kitsis [piano] Lou Stein [piano] Milt Raskin [piano] Stan Freeman [piano] George Van Eps [guitar] Art Ryerson [guitar] Al Caiola [guitar] Tony Mottola [guitar] Mundell Lowe [guitar] Robert Haggart [bass] Jack Lesberg [bass] Edward Safranski [bass] Billy Taylor [bass] Frank Carroll [bass] John H Ryan [bass] William Coles [drums] Norris Shawker [drums] Nick Fatool [drums] Terry Snyder [drums] Bunny Shawker [drums] Performances: Disc 1 01 - Black Coffee [03:17] 02 - While You Are Gone [03:10] 03 - You Taught Me to Love Again [03:19] 04 - Just Friends [03:02] 05 - I Cried for You [02:27] 06 - You're Mine, You [03:12] 07 - I'm Crazy to Love You [03:01] 08 - Summertime [03:17] 09 - The Nearness of You [03:22] 10 - Ain't Misbehavin' [03:02] 11 - Goodnight My Love [03:30] 12 - Can't Get Out of This Mood [02:51] 13 - It Might as Well Be Spring [03:13] 14 - Mean to Me [02:58] Disc 2: 01 - Come Rain or Come Shine [03:25] 02 - Nice Work If You Can Get It [02:37] 03 - East of the Sun (and West of the Moon) [03:09] 04 - Thinking of You [03:04] 05 - Perdido [02:32] 06 - I'll Know [03:20] 07 - Deep Purple [03:09] 08 - My Reverie [02:36] 09 - After Hours [02:52] 10 - Pinky [02:44] 11 - Street of Dreams (78 rpm Version) [03:06] 12 - Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year [02:43] 13 - Blues Serenade [02:38] 14 - Ooh What-Cha Doin' to Me [01:57] [Recorded between 20 January 1949 and 05 January 1953 at CBS Record Studios in New York, NY and Hollywood, CA] Liner Scans: Yes Format: FLAC [Free Lossless Audio Codec] Extraction: EAC v1.0 beta 2 [Exact Audio Copy] File Size: 278 MiB Posting Date: 17 September 2011 Posting Group: alt.binaries.sounds.lossless Contact: alt.binaries.sounds.lossless.d PAR2: 3 Universal Blocks [2^2 - 1] - (Repairs any 3 3918848 Byte Articles) Maximum Part Size: 536870912 Bytes [2^30 / 2]; 2% Recovery Volumes [REV] Maximum Articles/Part: 137 <http://tiny.cc/New137/ yEnc Lines: 30616 [(2^30 / 2) / (2^7 * 137)] More from Isis: <http://tiny.cc/IsisCD/ Movies Anyone?: <http://tiny.cc/Isis55423 "Often imitated, but never duplicated"