Sarah Vaughan


Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924 - April 3, 1990) was a celebrated Grammy-winning jazz singer who became famous beginning in the mid 1940s. Her long string of hits, which continued through the early 1970s on the R&B charts, included such signature songs as "Broken Hearted Melody" (1959) and "Send In the Clowns" (1973).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • It's Magic (1948)
  • Nature Boy (1948)
  • Black Coffee (1949)
  • (I Love The Girl) I Love The Guy (1950)
  • These Things I Offer You (For A Lifetime) (1951)
  • Make Yourself Comfortable (1954)
  • C'est La Vie (1955)
  • How Important Can It Be (1955)
  • Whatever Lola Wants (1955)
  • Broken-Hearted Melody (1959)

Pop charts debut year: 1947

Years active: 1942-1990

Genres: Vocal jazz, traditional pop, bossa nova

Labels: Columbia, Mercury, Verve, Roulette, Pablo


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