Sarah Vaughan’s ‘Swingin’ Easy’

Sarah Vaughan’s ‘Swingin’ Easy’ is an album recorded (partly) on February 14, 1957 and released the same year by Emarcy.

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Track Listing : 1.Shulie A Bop (George Treadwell, Sarah Vaughan) – 02:42 . 2.Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) – 03:19 . 3.I Cried For You (Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed, Abe Lyman) – 01:42 . 4.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Sonny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 02:36 . 5.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 03:18 . 6.Words Can’T Describe (Bill Tennyson) – 04:35 . 7.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) – 02:48 . 8.You Hit The Spot (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 03:03 . 9.Pennies From Heaven (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) – 03:07 . 10.If I Knew Then (What I Know Now) (Eddie Howard, Dick Jurgens) – 02:33 . 11.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 03:15 . 12.They Can’T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:44

Musicians : Sarah Vaughan – Vocals . Jimmy Jones – Piano On (3 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 13) . John Malachi – Piano On (1 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Richard Davis – Double Bass On (3 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 13) . Joe Benjamin – Double Bass On (1 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Roy Haynes – Drums

Production : Produced By Jack Tracy

Package : Benjamin V. Franklin – Liner Notes

Recorded April 2, 1954, February 14, 1957.

Released 1957 By Emarcy.

Sarah Vaughan

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allmusic
Vaughan is in terrific form throughout both dates, with the songs mostly running around the three-minute mark. This CD is well worth acquiring, though it is out of print. […]

xhua @ RateYourMusic
The heartfelt “Lover Man” is one of the finest song I ever heard. The beautiful and spacious vocal from Sarah extends perfectly with the small group trio. […]

JazzTimes
Her “Can’t Take That Away” is the stellar centerpiece, but fine renditions of “Body and Soul,” “All of Me” and particularly “Pennies From Heaven” are near-equally stunning. […]

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