Sarah Vaughan: Come Rain or Come Shine


Come Rain or Come Shine


Sarah Vaughan (vocals)


Young Sassy (Proper Box 27)

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Sarah Vaughan (vocals), Miles Davis (trumpet), Bennie Green (trombone), Tony Scott (clarinet), Budd Johnson (tenor sax), Jimmy Jones (piano), Mundell Lowe (guitar), Billy Taylor (bass), J.C. Heard (drums).

Composed by Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer


Recorded: New York, May 19, 1950


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

By 1950, the finest singer of the bebop era had done her best to put bop behind her. Since bop was primarily instrumental music dominated by male eccentrics, there wasn't much room for female vocalists, no matter how skillful. After her mid-1940s record sessions with Diz, Bird, Bud, et al., Sarah Vaughan shunned such company and avoided their material. During the 1950s, Sarah's singles were often on the pop charts, but her relationship with jazz was skittish. So it's good that we catch her early in the decade for "Come Rain or Come Shine." Sarah, mannerisms at a minimum, shines.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

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