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Complete Columbia Albums Collection Box set

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Disc: 1
1. After Hours
2. Street of Dreams - Robert Kitsis
3. You Taught Me to Love Again
4. You're Mine, You
5. My Reverie
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
2. Nice Work If You Can Get It
3. Come Rain or Come Shine
4. Mean To Me
5. It Might As Well Be Spring
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Medley: Porgy and Bess - Los Angeles Philharmonic
2. Medley: But Not For Me/Love Is Here To Stay/Embraceable You/Someone To Watch Over Me - Los Angeles Philharmonic
3. Sweet and Low-Down - Los Angeles Philharmonic
4. Fascinating Rhythm - Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
5. Do It Again - Los Angeles Philharmonic
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Make This City Ours Tonight
2. Romance
3. Love And Passion
4. So Many Stars
5. Photograph
See all 10 tracks on this disc

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Some called her "Sassy" or "The Divine One", but for most, Sarah Vaughan was known as only one thing: the ultimate jazz vocalist of the 20th-Century. Now, a quartet of classic albums have been brought together to further enhances the legacy of this magisterial singer. The recordings span nearly 40 years and bookend her first major label signing to Columbia in 1949 and her return to the label as a world-renowned diva in 1982 and 1987.

‘After Hours With Sarah Vaughan’ captures the sumptuous 1949-1952 sessions. Complemented by orchestra leaders including Percy Faith and Mitch Miller, Vaughan delivers top notch interpretations of ‘Just Friends’, ‘I Cried For You’, ‘Street Of Dreams’, ‘Black Coffee’ and other standards. Four bonus tracks not found on the original album are included here.

‘Sarah Vaughan In Hi-Fi’, features her mostly from 1949 and 1950 in a more jazz-oriented setting with none other than a young Miles Davis.

Recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in 1982 ‘Michael Tilson Thomas / Sarah Vaughan: Gershwin Live!’ unites the fully matured singer still in peak vocal condition, with the renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas in a program of beloved Gershwin tunes that includes ‘The Man I Love’ and ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ as well as a ‘Porgy and Bess’ medley. This album won Vaughan the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance.

‘Sarah Vaughan: Brazilian Romance’, Vaughan's last complete album, finds her in a personal comfort zone. A long-time fan of Brazilian popular music, Vaughan takes to such gorgeous tunes as ‘So Many Stars’, ‘Photograph’ and ‘Nothing Will Be As It Was’ with passion and her trademark artistry; a fitting farewell.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Sassy strikes again 8 Mar. 2013
By Checco - Published on
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I am in love with Sarah so my rating is a little biased. The first and third album are the best. Especially the live performance with the LA Philarmonic Orchestra. In my opinion this is a must-have box set if you still are looking for the real thing. The first disc is young Sassy at her best. The second is great although you can tell the sound source must have been a vinyl copy. The cast in the fourth album is full of stars: George Duke. Paulinho Da Costa, Tom Scott, Ernie Watts, Milton Nascimiento among others. Even though in my opinion I Love Brazil is better, even this album shows the greatness of Sarah Vaughan.
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One of the greatest voices of all time 3 Feb. 2013
By RICHARD L. MORGAN - Published on
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An excellent compilation of the magnificent voice of one of the greatest singers of all time. No one in modern music has replaced her or Ella or any of the other geniuses of the height of the jazz era.
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Too Long Ago 18 Feb. 2013
By Mark Walling - Published on
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Of the four LPs, only the Brazilian and the LA Orchestra have a Sarah Vaughn voice. The other two are when she was so young you can't tell it is her.
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