Monday, August 09, 2021

Sarah Vaughan ...

Simply an incredible singing voice ... here’s “Broken Hearted Melody”

I’ve been absolutely geeking out on Sarah Vaughan the last couple of weeks, discovering great tunes like this and “Lullaby of Birdland” ... 

And so many others.

Part pop, part jazz, all great. 

Personally I’m more into the jazz side — but with an incredible singing talent like Sarah Vaughan, you don’t really want to get too bogged down in details like that. 

As Duke Ellington famously put it, “there’s only two kinds of music, good music and the other kind”.

Typically on my walks and bike rides I like to mix it up between podcasts and music, and rarely listen to the same type of content twice in a row — but Sarah and her great voice have accompanied me on most of my recent such adventures, plus during some of my leisure time too. 

She recorded a lot of albums — her discography is here — so if you like these songs but don’t know where to start, or if you find her artist playlist on your streaming service too long and intimidating as an introduction, try the Golden Hits album as in the first video above. Eighteen songs, including those above plus “Misty” and more, 51 minutes and some change, from 1958.