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This review is from: The Great American Songbook (Audio CD)
First, the quibbles: The double-CD plastic case comes in a cardboard case that is so tight I had to dismantle it to get at the discs. The flip-over CD holder was brittle and broke the first time I 'flipped' it. I had to re-house both CDs in a double case of my own.
The music, however, is superb. These are recordings from the late forties and early fifties and the sound quality is very good. Vaughan is in excellent voice throughout and the choice of material is first-class, but the musicians accompanying her are unfortunately not named. Both CDs are generously filled: you get 47 songs in all, some familiar ones, others less so. I already had her 'Divine' CD, but only half a dozen or so are duplicated here. The price of this collection is currently (Oct. 2010) very low, and I urge every Sarah Vaughan fan to grab it while they can. Five stars for the music and a firm refusal to deduct any for the unnecessarily poor packaging.