The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (4-CD Box Set)
  • CL660 CL660
  • CL745 CL745
  • CBS MK-37277 CBS MK-37277
  • CBS MK-42519 CBS MK-42519

Sarah Vaughan

The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (4-CD Box Set)

Box Sets & Special Editions

Sarah Vaughan (vcl), Miles Davis (tp), Benny Green (tb), Tony Scott, Budd Johnson (reeds), Jimmy Jones, Bud Powell (p), Freddie Green, Mundell Lowe (g), Billy Taylor (b), JC Heard (d), Paul Weston, Percy Faith Orchestras & Los Angeles Philharmonic

Reference: 88691 90587 2

Bar code: 886919058727

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. While the majority of her recordings were with other labels Vaughan released four LPs on the old Columbia label. What's wonderful about this collection is that it not only shows off the depth of her talent and versatility as a vocalist it gives listeners the opportunity to hear her at both the beginning and near the end of her career. 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.

· Four great original albums plus bonus tracks

· Each individual album is packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve reproducing that albums original cover art

Albums Included:

CD 1 - After Hours (CL660) 1955
CD 2 - Sarah Vaughan in Hi-Fi (CL745) 1955
CD 3 - Gershwin Live! (CBS MK-37277) 1982
CD 4 - Brazilian Romance (CBS MK-42519) 1987


Complete Tracklisting:

CD 1

01. After Hours 2:49
02. Street of Dreams 3:03
03. You Taught Me to Love Again 3:16
04. You're Mine, You 3:09
05. My Reverie 2:34
06. Summertime 3:45
07. Black Coffee 3:45
08. Thinking of You 3:02
09. I Cried for You 2:24
10. Perdido 2:29
11. Deep Purple 3:07
12. Just Friends 2:59
13. I'm Crazy to Love You 2:58 (*)
14. While You Are Gone 3:08 (*)
15. A Blues Serenade 2:36 (*)
16. I'll Know 3:17 (*)

(*) Bonus Tracks not on the original LP

CD 2

01. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon) 3:06
02. Nice Work If You Can Get It 2:35
03. Come Rain or Come Shine 3:23
04. Mean To Me 2:53
05. It Might As Well Be Spring 3:11
06. Can't Get Out Of This Mood 2:49
07. Goodnight My Love 3:37
08. Ain't Misbehavin' 2:59
09. Pinky 2:41
10. The Nearness Of You 3:19
11. Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year 2:40
12. Ooh, What'cha Doin' To Me 1:54
13. It's All In Your Mind 3:21
14. The Nearness Of You [Alt. Take] 3:09
15. Ain't Misbehavin' [Alt. Take] 2:59 (*)
16. Goodnight My Love [Alt. Take] 3:44 (*)
17. Can't Get Out Of This Mood
[Alternate Take] 2:50 (*)
18. It Might As Well Be Spring
[Alternate Take] 3:26 (*)
19. Mean To Me [Alt. Take] 2:49 (*)
20. Come Rain Or Come Shine [Alt. Take] 3:32 (*)
21. East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
[Alternate take] 3:09 (*)

(*) Bonus Tracks not on the original LP

CD 3

With Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas

01. Overture: 7:52
-Porgy and Bess
02. Medley: 9:59
-But Not For Me
-Love Is Here To Stay
-Embraceable You
-Someone To Watch Over Me
03. Sweet and Low-Down 3:35
04. Fascinating Rhythm 4:04
05. Do It Again 5:23
06. My Man's Gone Now 5:51
07. The Man I Love 10:03
08. Medley: 6:56
-Nice Work If You Can Get It
-They Can't Take That Away From Me
-'S Wonderful
-Strike Up The Band
09. Encore: 7:34
-I've Got A Crush On You
-A Foggy Day

CD 4

01. Make This City Ours Tonight 2:57
02. Romance 3:30
03. Love And Passion 3:58
04. So Many Stars 4:07
05. Photograph 2:31
06. Nothing Will Be As It Was 4:44
07. It's Simple 2:58
08. Obsession 3:09
09. Wanting More 3:54
10. Your Smile 3:08


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.

Sergio Mendes produced 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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