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Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 April 3, 1990) was an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".

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Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 April 3, 1990) was an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".


Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 April 3, 1990) is an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".

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Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 April 3, 1990) is was an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".


She became famous in the 1930s and 1940s when touring with Earl Hines' big band and baritone Billy Eckstine. Initially she was hired as a pianist, but eventually, she became the lead singer of the band. When Eckstine left in 1943 Vaughan joined his band a year later. In 1945 she began a highly successful and critically acclaimed solo career and would tour the world for the next half century. She is best remembered for her [[SignatureSong signature songs]] "Tenderly" (1948), "Broken Hearted Melody" (1959) and the Creator/StephenSondheim cover "Send In The Clowns" (1973).

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She became famous in the 1930s and 1940s when touring with Earl Hines' big band and baritone Billy Eckstine. Initially she was hired as a pianist, but eventually, she became the lead singer of the band. When Eckstine left in 1943 Vaughan joined his band a year later. In 1945 she began a highly successful and critically acclaimed solo career and would tour the world for the next half century. She is best remembered for her [[SignatureSong signature songs]] "Tenderly" (1948), "Broken Hearted Melody" (1959) and the Creator/StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim cover "Send In The Clowns" (1973).


Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) is an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".

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Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) (March 27, 1924 April 3, 1990) is an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".


She became famous in the 1930s and 1940s when touring with Earl Hines' big band and baritone Billy Eckstine. Initially she was hired as a pianist, but eventually she became the lead singer of the band. When Eckstine left in 1943 Vaughan joined his band a year later. In 1945 she began a highly succesful and critically acclaimed solo career and would tour the world for the next half century. She is best remembered for her [[SignatureSong signature songs]] "Tenderly" (1948), "Broken Hearted Melody" (1959) and the Creator/StephenSondheim cover "Send In The Clowns" (1973).

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She became famous in the 1930s and 1940s when touring with Earl Hines' big band and baritone Billy Eckstine. Initially she was hired as a pianist, but eventually eventually, she became the lead singer of the band. When Eckstine left in 1943 Vaughan joined his band a year later. In 1945 she began a highly succesful successful and critically acclaimed solo career and would tour the world for the next half century. She is best remembered for her [[SignatureSong signature songs]] "Tenderly" (1948), "Broken Hearted Melody" (1959) and the Creator/StephenSondheim cover "Send In The Clowns" (1973).



* {{Pop}}: From the 1960s on her music moved more to general pop music. In the early 1970s she moved back to her jazz roots.

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* {{Pop}}: From the 1960s on onward, her music moved more to general pop music. In the early 1970s she moved back to her jazz roots.


'''Sarah Vaughan''' (1924-1990) is an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".

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'''Sarah Vaughan''' Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990) is an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".



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* CrossOver: Her collaboration with Clifford Brown is a good example, ''Music/SarahVaughanAndCliffordBrown'' (1957). Her 1972 album "Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand" (1972) with Michel Legrand. She performed on the Godley & Creme album "Consequences" (1977) and collaborated with Music/SergioMendes on "Brazilian Romance" (1987).

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* CrossOver: Her collaboration with Clifford Brown is a good example, ''Music/SarahVaughanAndCliffordBrown'' ''Music/SarahVaughanWithCliffordBrown'' (1957). Her 1972 album "Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand" (1972) with Michel Legrand. She performed on the Godley & Creme album "Consequences" (1977) and collaborated with Music/SergioMendes on "Brazilian Romance" (1987).

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-> ''She is so good now that when I listen to her I want to cut my wrists with a dull razor.''

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'''Sarah Vaughan''' (1924-1990) is an American {{Jazz}} singer, famous for her sweet and magnificent voice, which earned her the nickname "The Divine One".

She became famous in the 1930s and 1940s when touring with Earl Hines' big band and baritone Billy Eckstine. Initially she was hired as a pianist, but eventually she became the lead singer of the band. When Eckstine left in 1943 Vaughan joined his band a year later. In 1945 she began a highly succesful and critically acclaimed solo career and would tour the world for the next half century. She is best remembered for her [[SignatureSong signature songs]] "Tenderly" (1948), "Broken Hearted Melody" (1959) and the Creator/StephenSondheim cover "Send In The Clowns" (1973).

In 1964 she performed in front of UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson at the White House. She also played a private concert for UsefulNotes/GeraldFord and French president Giscard d'Estaing. In 1989 she was bestowed with the NEA Jazz Masters Award, the highest honor a jazz artist can receive.

Her album "Live In Japan" (1973) was inducted in the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry. Her 1946 song "If You Could See Me Now" and her collaboration album with Clifford Brown, ''Music/SarahVaughanWithCliffordBrown'' (1954), were inducted in the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1998 and 1999.

Music/AmyWinehouse mentions her in "October Song" from ''Music/{{Frank}}'': "She's reborn like Sarah Vaughan".

'''Albums with their own page on TV Tropes'''
* ''Music/SarahVaughanWithCliffordBrown'' (1954)
* ''Music/LiveInJapan'' (1973)

!! Sarah Vaughan provides examples of:
* ACappella: "Nature Boy" was recorded with an a cappella choir as the only accompaniment.
* AffectionateNickname: She was nicknamed "Sassy", which fit her personality. Originally Billy Eckstine called her this, later other musicians took it over and today all her fans know her by this name.
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''V'''aughan and '''V'''iolins", "'''S'''arah '''S'''ings '''S'''oulfully", "'''S'''weet 'n' '''S'''assy".
* BreakUpSong: "Broken Hearted Melody"
* CoverAlbum: She recorded a lot of these:
** "Sarah Vaughan and Billy Eckstine Sing The Best Of Music/IrvingBerlin" (1957)
** "Sarah Vaughan Sings Music/GeorgeGershwin" (1957)
** "Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook" (1965), a cover album with Music/HenryMancini music.
** "The Music/DukeEllington Songbook, Vol. 1" and "The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 2" (both from 1979).
** "Songs of the Beatles", a 1981 album with nothing but Music/TheBeatles songs.
* CrossOver: Her collaboration with Clifford Brown is a good example, ''Music/SarahVaughanAndCliffordBrown'' (1957). Her 1972 album "Sarah Vaughan with Michel Legrand" (1972) with Michel Legrand. She performed on the Godley & Creme album "Consequences" (1977) and collaborated with Music/SergioMendes on "Brazilian Romance" (1987).
* {{Jazz}}: Despite being one of the most famous singers in her genre, she didn't want to be pigeonholed within one musical style.
* LiveAlbum: She was best experienced live and recorded eight concert albums in her lifetime, one of which is ''Music/LiveInJapan''.
* {{Pop}}: From the 1960s on her music moved more to general pop music. In the early 1970s she moved back to her jazz roots.
* QuestioningTitle: "How Long Has This Been Going On?"
* SelfTitledAlbum: "The Divine Sarah Sings", ''Music/SarahVaughanWithCliffordBrown'', "Sarah Vaughan In Hi-Fi", "Sassy", "The Magic Of Sarah Vaughan", "The Explosive Side Of Sarah Vaughan", "Sarah + 2", "Sarah Sings Soulfly",...
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