Smooth Operator - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughans Golden Hits (Vinyl, LP)

Broken Hearted Melody 3. Make Yourself Comfortable 4. Autumn In New York 5. Moonlight In Vermont 6. How Important Can It Be. Side B 1. Smooth Operator 2. Autumn in New York. Vernon Duke. Moonlight in Vermont. How Important Can It Be? Smooth Operator. Whatever Lola Wants. Lullaby of Birdland. Poor Butterfly. Close to You. Lover Man. Passing Strangers. Post a Comment. Remastered at Capitol Studios from the original analog tapes, this collection of an even-dozen of the legendary jazz vocalist's greatest performances showcases the scope of her wide vocal range, bop-phrasing innovations, and expert yet effortless vibrato control.

Upon the album's original release in November , a featured review in Billboard magazine proclaimed, "Mighty good listening here. Vaughan, who passed away at age 66 in , was a three-octave contralto equally adept at singing traditional jazz, contemporary pop, and classically arranged material with much verve, panache, and personal swagger, earning her the nickname "Sassy" in the process.

Witness her operatic mastery of "Misty," the appreciative drive of "Smooth Operator," and the catchy swing of "Broken Hearted Melody," the latter of which remained a fixture in Vaughan's live repertoire for many years to come. Vaughan also saw success on multiple charts, having taken "Broken Hearted Melody" to No. More recently, the sly "ooh-ooh" come-on appeal of "Make Yourself Comfortable" is featured in a prominent global Lincoln Continental ad campaign starring Serena Williams.

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B1 Smooth Operator. B3 Lullaby Of Birdland. B5 Poor Butterfly. B4 Eternally. A3 Make Yourself Comfortable. B2 Whatever Lola Wants.

9 Replies to “Smooth Operator - Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughans Golden Hits (Vinyl, LP)”

  1. Feb 09,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Sarah Vaughan's Golden Hits on Discogs. Label: Mercury - SR ,Verve Records - B • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Big Band, Swing, Ballad, Vocal/5(3).
  2. Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits is an original best-selling LP that collects her best-known performances, including: “Make Yourself Comfortable,” as featured in the global Lincoln Continental ad with Serena Williams, the pop chart hits “Smooth Operator” and “Broken-Hearted Melody, her iconic version of “Misty”, her renditions of the jazz perennials “Lullaby of Birdland,” “Moonlight on Vermont,” et al/5(4).
  3. Over the course of her illustrious career the renowned Jazz stylist/pianist Sarah Vaughan (born in Newark, New Jersey on March 27, ), and known affectionately as “The Divine One,” chalked up some 38 nationally-charting singles to go along with numerous best-selling albums for over a dozen different labels on her way to her induction into the Jazz Hall Of Fame/5(7).
  4. I can listen to Sarah Vaughan 24/7. Tunes like BROKEN HEARTED MELODY, ETERNALLY, WHATEVER LOLA WANTS, SMOOTH OPERATOR (not the same song Shade had a hit with) & others, make it worth the price. Tough to admit, I never even knew it was this amazing singer who cut these tunes until recently/5(69).
  5. Sarah Vaughan's Golden Hits, a Compilation of songs by Sarah Vaughan. Released in on Mercury (catalog no. SR ; Vinyl 12"). Genres: Standards, Vocal Jazz.
  6. Although titled “Golden Hits” not all were charted singles for Sarah. The opening side, Misty, was the B-side of her July-Sept # 5 R &B/#7 Billboard Pop Hot Broken-Hearted Melody as Mercury , and even though Misty itself only made it to # Pop Bubble Under, it is today easily regarded as a /5(7).
  7. I can listen to Sarah Vaughan 24/7. Tunes like BROKEN HEARTED MELODY, ETERNALLY, WHATEVER LOLA WANTS, SMOOTH OPERATOR (not the same song Shade had a hit with) & others, make it worth the price. Tough to admit, I never even knew it was this amazing singer who cut these tunes until recently/5(73).
  8. Nonetheless, Golden Hits!!! highlights the singer's ability to coax deep meaning from a lyric. On "Tenderly" and "Misty," she croons with her characteristic supple and rounded tone, savoring every note along the way. Golden Hits!!! showcases Sarah Vaughan's wide range, perfectly controlled vibrato, and intuitive gift for lyrical irony.
  9. Aug 09,  · Best-Selling Track Hits Collection From Legendary Jazz Vocalist Receives Remastered LP Reissue On August 30 Los Angeles – August 9, – On August 30, Verve/UMe is set to release Sarah Vaughan’s Golden Hits on vinyl in two different color options: black and gold.

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