Sarah Vaughan – On the Other Side of the Tracks

Published: May 30, 2018

Singer Sarah Vaughn

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Sass developed her musical chops along side the seminal figures of jazz. Starting out singing in bands with Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine, Vaughan helped put 52nd street (Swing Street) on the map. Her band mates included giants Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. She enjoyed two successful decades on Mercury Records during the 50's and 60's including one final set for the label, Sassy Swings Again in 1967.

On this album, Sarah joins an all-star band including the likes of Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Phil Woods, and Benny Golson on this week's Top Tune: Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's "On the Other Side of the Tracks". The performances and album, which was awarded four stars by Stephen Cook, are described as an essential session during her "autumnal prime". This song was cleverly plucked from the hit musical, Little Me, a Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh tuner from 1962 which starred Sid Caesar and received 10 Tony nominations. The musical has seen many award-winning revivals since it's Broadway debut and the tune has enjoyed more hit recordings by the likes of Tony Bennett and Barbara McNair to name two.

Contact & Licensing Info:

Published by Notable Music Co. Inc (Cy Coleman). Contact: Damon Booth -
Administered by Big Deal Music Group. Contact: Jennifer Falco -
Published by Carwin Music Co. Inc (Carolyn Leigh). Administered by EMI U. Catalog Inc.
Master controlled by Universal Music Group.
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