My Dad used to play Sarah Vaughan records when we were growing up. We listened to a lot of great singers, Ella, Dinah Washington, Billy Holiday, Nancy Wilson…but to me none of them came close to Sarah, she was pretty much in a league all her own.

Sarah Vaughan singing Tenderly in 1958
The amazing Sarah Vaughan singing Tenderly in 1958

Sarah Vaughan singing Shadow of Your Smile in 1964
Sarah Vaughan singing Shadow of Your Smile in 1964

Sarah Vaughan singing Maria in 1964
Sarah Vaughan singing Maria in 1964

Sarah Vaughan Misty live in 1964
Misty live in 1964

Sarah Vaughan Fly Me To the Moon 1969
Sarah Vaughan Fly Me To the Moon 1969

Sarah Vaughan singing and I love her in 1969
Sarah Vaughan singing “and I love her” in 1969

Sarah Vaughan singing Serenata in 1969
Sarah Vaughan singing Serenata in 1969

Sarah Vaughan singing Here's that rainy day in 1988
Sarah Vaughan singing Here’s that rainy day in 1988

Sarah Vaughan singing Send in the Clowns in 1988
Sarah Vaughan singing Send in the Clowns in 1988

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