¡Viva! Vaughan

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¡Viva! Vaughan
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Studio album by Sarah Vaughan
Released 1965
Recorded August 13-18, 1964
Genre Vocal jazz, Bossa nova
Length 41:40
Label Mercury
Producer Quincy Jones
Sarah Vaughan chronology
Vaughan with Voices
(1964)
¡Viva! Vaughan
(1965)
Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook
(1965)

¡Viva! Vaughan is a 1965 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, orchestrated and conducted by Frank Foster, and produced by Quincy Jones.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded ¡Viva! Vaughan two stars and said "Vaughan is in great voice throughout the date and the material is generally first-rate, except for the bland "Night Song"...Unfortunately, the bossa nova selections ("The Boy From Ipanema" and "Quiet Nights") are burdened with pedestrian string arrangements that date the music as much as the generally uninspired Latin percussion. It's likely that this lack of focus confused the record-buying public as to what type of music this was and caused it to be overlooked."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Boy from Ipanema"Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antônio Carlos Jobim2:30
2."Fascinating Rhythm"George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin2:37
3."Night Song"Lee Adams, Charles Strouse3:14
4."Mr. Lucky"Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini2:29
5."Fever"Eddie Cooley, Otis Blackwell2:49
6."Shiny Stockings"Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks3:27
7."Avalon"Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose1:48
8."Tea for Two"Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans2:44
9."Corcovado"Jobim, Gene Lees3:23
10."Stompin' at the Savoy"Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb2:44
11."Moment of Truth"Tex Satterwhite, Frank Scott2:39
12."Jive Samba"Nat Adderley3:03
13."A Taste of Honey"Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott2:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. "¡Viva! Vaughan". Allmusic. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review