Give Now

Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

Sarah Vaughan Sings The Great American Songbook

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature the American songbook recordings of Sarah Vaughan, including her hit duet with Billy Eckstine, “Passing Strangers.”

Play Episode (Real Audio)
Sarah Vaughan American Songbook Album Cover

Photo: Album Cover

This week we feature the American songbook recordings of Sarah Vaughan, where she sings in mostly orchestral settings.

This week on Afterglow we’ll feature the mid-1950s American songbook recordings of Sarah Vaughan, featuring the singer in mostly orchestral settings performing songs by Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, as well as her hit duet with Billy Eckstine, “Passing Strangers.”

Other artists on the program include saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, singers Bill Henderson, Johnny Hartman, and Carmen McRae, and pianists Wynton Kelly and Elmo Hope.

Music Heard On This Episode

Dearly Beloved
Wes Montgomery — Boss Guitar (Riverside, 1963)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Dearly Beloved
Wes Montgomery — Boss Guitar (Riverside, 1963)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Dear Ruby (Ruby, My Dear)
Carmen McRae — Carmen Sings Monk (Bluebird, 1988)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Strong Man
Wynton Kelly — Piano (Riverside, 1958)

Notes: With Kenny Burrell on guitar and Paul Chambers on bass. Oscar Brown Jr. song.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
There Will Never Be Another You
Frank Sinatra — Point of No Return (Capitol, 1961)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Stranger On the Shore
Bill Henderson — Bill Henderson With the Oscar Peterson Trio (Verve, 1963)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Fly Me to the Moon
Diana Krall — The Very Best of Diana Krall (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Soft Pedal Blues
Stanley Turrentine — That's Where It's At (Blue Note, 1962)

Notes: With Les McCann on piano.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Two Cigarettes in the Dark
Betty Carter — Round Midnight (Atco, 1963)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Dancing in the Dark
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
My One and Only
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Comes Love
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Isn't This a Lovely Day
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)

Notes: With Billy Eckstine.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Slow Down
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Moonbeams
Elmo Hope — Hope-full (Riverside, 1961)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Get Yourself Another Fool
Charles Brown — Aladdin Recordings of Charles Brown (Mosaic, 1948)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
I've Got to See You Again
Norah Jones — Come Away With Me (Blue Note, 2002)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
You Needed Me
Lenny Breau — Lenny Breau Trio (Adelphi, 1979)

Notes: With Chet Atkins on guitar. Song was a hit for pop singer Anne Murray in the late 1970s.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
I'm Glad There Is You
Johnny Hartman — Songs From the Heart (Bethlehem, 1956)

Notes: With Howard McGhee on trumpet.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Passing Strangers
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)

Notes: With Billy Eckstine.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Lorelei
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Words Can't Describe
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
It's De-Lovely
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Second Time Around
Sarah Vaughan — Sings Great American Songs (Mercury)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
No Love, No Nothin'
Conte Candoli — Modern Sounds From the West (Lonehill, 1955)

Notes: With Howard Roberts on guitar, Gerald Wiggins on piano, and Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
When the World Was Young
Frank Sinatra — Point of No Return (Capitol, 1961)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Ballad
Gerald Wilson — Monterey Moods

Notes: New release.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

View all posts by this author »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Afterglow:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Afterglow

About The Host

Search Afterglow

This Week On Night Lights

Autumn Serenades

Autumn

Autumn’s here, and the time is right for lying in the leaves, with music from Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Rollins and more.

Read more »

Night Lights is WFIU's weekly program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson.

More from Night Lights »