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Songs of the Beatles
Sarah Vaughan
Songs of the Beatles
Genres: Jazz, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Sarah Vaughan
Title: Songs of the Beatles
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678148323, 075678148347, 081227457860, 2605000034598


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Forget Jazz! This is hip Sarah Vaughan singing The Beatles!
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 11/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

If you're a radical Jazz vocal fan, forget it! If you search for a good reason to prove how can a big vocalist play its role perfectly and independently of material, this is a must!

I love Jazz, I love Jazz vocal but most of all I love Good Music and I love Sarah Vaughan. This the real good spirit on listening this album of inventive and pop swinging (yes, pop!) arrangements by the late great Marty Paich which wraps Vaughan's voice beautifully.

A wide variety of moods makes up this set. From romantic 'And I Love Her' and 'The Long and Winding Road' to the swingers 'Get Back' (a sensational opening just to tell you: - Stand up and move, baby!) and 'Come Together'. Also a Bossa Nova made out of 'Something' with the collaboration of Marcos Valle, the great Bossa Nova composer and singer who wrote and sang Portuguese lyrics along with Ms. Vaughan's English lines.

Ok. Material is Beatles'. Swinging Beatles, dig it?
Not necessarily the beatles, and not necessarily sarah
J.H. "Jon" | Seattle, WA United States | 03/20/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"These arrangements of Beatles songs are really quite different from the originals. If you wanted to hear Sarah sing the orginals, you don't want the album -- then again, I'm not sure why you'd want to hear Sarah sing the originals since her voice wouldn't be appropriate. As for these versions, which are something between r&b, soul, pop, and jazz and are quite creative in their own rights, Sarah does an appropriate job -- however, she has to sing down a notch to do it. In fact, on a couple of songs, she sounds like any old pop singer. Nevertheless, her musical sense is right on target, and her lyrical interpretation of otherwise not outstanding lyrics makes you overlook the words you're listening to. One disappointment; the tracklist shows Hey Jude as song 13, and it is sort of, but its just a shortened instrumental version of the song. I personally think Sarah could have done one heckuva rendition of this and that it might have been better suited for her than the other songs on the albumn. Strange she didn't sing it...but oh well. This is still an enjoyable album when you want a change. That is if you've been listening to Sarah all the time, but want a change, you can put this on, and hear a different Sarah."
Rock & Roll, Latin Rythms & 3 beautiful Vaughan ballads.
Richard Meyer | Woodbridge,VA | 12/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was recorded & produced in 77 & Atlantic sat on it until 81. Sarah figured why doesn't the greatest jazz voice in the world perform the most famed group's (Beatles)material in the world.For Sarah to get on Atlantic she had to sound commercial the way Atlantic wanted Sarah to sound.Atlantic did it with Ella,Peggy & exceptionally with Esther Phillips.Atlantic makes Anita Baker sound pop & one way because now days jazz is not all that marketable.I am a Vaughan fanatic & it is fun to hear Sass do rock & roll which she seldom does and her latin rythms on "I Love Her & Something".The songs are famous & they are fantastically revamped.Atlantic let Sarah do her own inimitatable standard way of singing the last three songs "Here There & Everywhere,Long & Winding Road,& Yesterday" in ballad form making beautiful voice exercises & interpretations hitting those soprano notes of these famous songs.One could consider this another one Sarah's songbook albums showing her absolute versatility.It's different & I love it."