A Time in My Life

A Time in My Life

by Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan


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Sarah Vaughan brings an almost chameleon-like presence to this album, which encompasses a decidedly -- almost defiantly -- contemporary repertory. Her gospel approach to "Imagine" could only have delighted John Lennon at the time, while for "Inner City Blues" she embraces a fiercely soulful jazz approach, the horn accompaniment in particular romping over the tune as much as she does. And on "Sweet Gingerbread Man" she turns in the purest pop vocal performance. And so it goes, across a wide range of songs, climaxing with an amazingly intense and dramatic rendition of Bob Dylan's "If Not for You." The accompaniments may almost be too busy for what the songs themselves can bear, but Vaughan always keeps up regardless of the settings and arrangements. This record is never going to be considered a major part of her legacy, and was never going to comprise a key part of her repertory, though it's clear she embraced this material better than, say, Muddy Waters did the music on Electric Mud (a rough analog to this record), and some of it clearly registered deeply with her. On that basis alone, it's a lot more than a mere curio in her output from this period.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667063227
catalogNumber: 5000024
Rank: 112971

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Joe Pass   Guitar
Jerome Richardson   Saxophone
Jimmy Cobb   Percussion
Aarons   Trumpet
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Alan Estes   Percussion
Gene Goe   Trumpet
Bill Green   Saxophone
Jackie Kelso   Saxophone
Bob Magnusson   Bass
Earl Palmer   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
Vescovo   Guitar
George Bohanon   Trombone
Willy Mays   Piano

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
John Sebastian   Composer
Carly Simon   Composer
Leonard Feather   Original Liner Notes
Michel Legrand   Composer
Brian Auger   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Jim Mullen   Composer
Carmine Rubino   Engineer
Bob Shad   Producer
Alec Palao   Tape Research
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Jacob Brackman   Composer
Helen Lewis   Composer
Kay Lewis   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
Richard Bergman   Composer

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