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SR-60240: Close To You / Sarah Vaughan

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type C (medium oval logo)
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60240-A MS1    FF
SIDE-B SR 60240-B MS1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury MG-20580 (mono).

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

The Devine Sarah's moody ballads collection, featuring Belford Hendricks and Fred Norman on conductor.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

The Devine Sarah Vaughan can sing any songs, lyrics and melodies at the premium level. As a matter of fact, on this corny and too moody album, Sarah's marvelous voice can be heard on every track. However, all tracks have very similar arrangements (in very slow tempo, too pop, too moody orchestra with strings) and listeners may feel sometimes boring. Anyway, the title track “Close To You” would be the best tune on this album.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB2956 (19626) Say It Isn't So (Irving Berlin) 2:47
A-2 PB2961 (19631) Missing You (Ronnell Bright) 2:50
A-3 PB2964 (19634) I've Got To Talk To My Heart (Ronnel Bright) 2:56
A-4 PB2968 (19638) I'll Never Be The Same (M. Malneck - F. Signorelli - G. Cahn) 2:24
A-5 PB2960 (19630) There's No You (T. Adair - H. Hopper - G. Durgom) 2:20
A-6 PB2385-2 (19016-2) I Should Care (S. Cahn - A. Stordahl - P. Weston) 3:23
SIDE-B
B-1 PB2957 (19627) If You Are But A Dream (M. Jaffe - J. Fulton - M. Bonx) 2:47
B-2 PB2958 (19628) Maybe You'll Be There (R. Bloom - S. Gallop) 2:50
B-3 PB2965 (19635) Out Of This World (H. Arlen - J. Mercer) 2:28
B-4 PB2966 (19636) Last Night When We Were Young (H. Arlen - E.Y. Harburg) 2:50
B-5 PB2963 (19633) Funny (I. Reid - I. Kosloff - G. Elias) 2:55
B-6 PB2393-1 (19024-1) Close To You (C. Lampl - A. Hoffman - J. Livingston) 3:03

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-6, B-6:
Sarah Vaughan (vo) with Belford Hendricks (arr, cond) Orchestra,
including Ronnell Bright (p).
Recorded at Fine Recording, New York City on September 2, 1959.

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-5, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5:
Sarah Vaughan (vo) with Fred Norman (arr, cond) Orchestra.
Recorded at Fine Recording, New York City in late 1959.

A-4:
Sarah Vaughan (vo) with Belford Hendricks (arr, cond) Orchestra.
Recorded at Fine Recording, New York City in late 1959.

Recording Director: Clyde Otis.
Engineer: George Piros.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Sarah Vaughan (vo) :
  • EmArcy MG-26005 10-inch : Images
  • EmArcy MG-36004 : Sarah Vaughan
  • EmArcy MG-36058 : In The Land Of Hi-Fi
  • EmArcy MG-36089 : Sassy
  • EmArcy MG-36109 : Swingin' Easy
  • Mercury MG-25188 10-inch : The Devine Sarah
  • Mercury MG-25213 10-inch : The Devine Sarah Sings
  • Mercury MG-20094 : Sarah Vaughan At The Blue Note
  • Mercury MG-20219 : Wonderful Sarah
  • Mercury MG-20223 : In A Romantic Mood
  • Mercury MG-20244 : Great Songs From Hit Shows, Volume 1
  • Mercury MG-20245 / SR-60041 : Great Songs From Hit Shows, Volume 2
  • Mercury MG-20310 : Sings George Gershwin Volume One
  • Mercury MG-20311 : Sings George Gershwin Volume Two
  • Mercury MG-20316 / SR-60002 : Sing The Best Of Irving Berlin
  • Mercury MG-20326 : Sarah Vaughan At Mister Kelly's
  • Mercury MG-20370 / SR-60038 : Vaughan And Violins
  • Mercury MG-20383 / SR-60020 : After Hours At The London House
  • Mercury MG-20438 / SR-60110 : Magic Of Sarah Vaughan
  • Mercury MG-20441 / SR-60116 : No Count Sarah
  • Mercury MG-20580 / SR-60240 : Close To You
  • Mercury MG-20617 / SR-60617 : My Heart Sings
  • Mercury MG-20831 / SR-60831 : Sassy Swings The Tivoli
  • Mercury MG-20941 / SR-60941 : Viva! Vaughan
  • Mercury MG-21009 / SR-61009 : Sings The Mancini Songbook
  • Mercury MG-21069 / SR-61069 : Pop Artistry
  • Mercury MG-21079 / SR-61079 : The New Scene
  • Mercury MG-21116 / SR-61116 : Sassy Swings Again
  • Mercury MG-21122 / SR-61122 : It's A Man's World
  • EmArcy MG-36086 : For Jazz Lovers / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36087: Bargain Day! / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36088: The Greatest Stars Of Jazz Under One Roof / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20133: Swinging For The King / Various Artists
  • Mercury PVM-002 : Hi-Fi Internationale - Music To Read Road Maps By / Various Artists
  • Mercury SRD-1 : Stereo Sampler Vol.1 / Various Artists
  • Mercury SRD-2 : Music/Sound Spectacular / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[SR-60240 FRONT] [SR-60240 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-60240 A] [SR-60240 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-60240 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-60240 BACK SLEEVE]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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