My theme this year is the ABCEDARIA of Women who have inspired me
V is for the Divine One - Sarah Vaughan
Sarah's life doesn't inspire me, except that she managed to have it and still produce such amazing recordings. She was drawn to bad cats that used and misused her. She married a few of them, got into business with a few more (mostly the same ones) and only barely managed to stay safe because she had some good friends watching out for her. Her music though! That's what inspires me. We have a couple of sets of jazz compilations - like the Birdland recordings, etc... and I love it when I hear Vaughan's sweet tones.
so listen to this - her recording from Carnegie Hall - her voice is truly at its best.
What do you think? Did you ever get to see her live? Wish I had...