Sarah Vaughan - The Divine One

Recorded just after Sarah Vaughan joined the Roulette label in 1960, "The Divine One" found her in exactly the right circumstances to suit her excellent talents. Arranged by Jimmy Jones, who also sits in on piano, the setting was a small group that included one strong voice to accentuate hers -- and no less a strong and clear voice than trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison (the perfect accompaniment for Vaughan). "The Divine One" is mostly a ballads collection, and it includes a few songs that were new to her repertoire -- good choices like "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (aka "Old Jones"), "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", and "Jump for Joy". One great left-field choice is "Ain't No Use", the R&B song taken as a slow torch song that Big Maybelle had first recorded (Nina Simone didn't record it until several years later). Roulette would soon push Vaughan in many different directions -- releasing over a dozen LPs in just a few short years -- but this small-group date is a gem.

Recording: October 1960
Production: Jimmy Jones


A1 Have You Met Miss Jones?  
A2 Ain't No Use  
A3 Everytime I See You  
A4 You Stepped Out Of A Dream  
A5 Gloomy Sunday  
A6 What Do You See In Her  
B1 Jump For Joy  
B2 When Your Lover Has Gone  
B3 I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life  
B4 Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams  
B5 Somebody Else's Dream  
B6 Trouble Is A Man


SKU 5060149622049
Barcode # 5060149622049
Brand Jazz

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