Missing Sarah Vaughan

Sarah VaughanThe Rifftides staff is on vacation, but we took a vote and decided that Sarah Vaughan’s birthday warrants a break. We came across a couple of videos from Sarah’s 1985 appearance at the Satin Doll in Tokyo. They have not had the hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits awarded some of her other pieces from that celebrated engagement. She is in fine voice here—nothing unusual about that—and enjoying her relationship with the audience and her trio, Frank Collett, piano; Bob Maize, bass; and Harold Jones, drums.

Sarah Vaughan, March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990
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  1. says

    Thanks for the videos Doug! Indian Summer was a wonderfully peaceful way to start my morning here in snowy Denver. Sarah’s reaction (facial expression) to the screeching mic feedback towards the end is classic! Her composure is marvelous – it is extremely challenging to be in the middle of delicate expression and then to be hit like that – trust me, she would’ve loved to hit back at the soundman – but instead she closes out with beauty. What a range she has too! – Cheers!