The Benny Carter Sessions

The Benny Carter Sessions

by Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan


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Sarah Vaughan's two Roulette orchestra sessions that featured Benny Carter arrangements (The Explosive Side of Sarah Vaughan and The Lonely Hours) are reissued in full on The Benny Carter Sessions from 1994. The unidentified musicians (which include strings on the second set) are chiefly accompanists behind the frequently miraculous singer. The "explosive" album (which mostly does not live up to its billing) is the better of the two dates with more variety and highlights in songs such as "Honeysuckle Rose," "The Lady's in Love with You," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" and a spirited "Trolley Song." The later set is more ballad-oriented and less memorable, though it does offer a classic rendition of "Solitude." Throughout, Vaughan is in prime voice, overcoming the weaker material and uplifting the more superior songs. Not essential but Sarah Vaughan fans will enjoy this reissue.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/1994
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724382864028
catalogNumber: 286404

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Vaughan   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Benny Carter   Arranger,Composer
Manny Curtis   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer,Reissue Producer
Johnny Green   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Norman Newell   Composer
Teddy Reig   Producer
Solomon   Composer
Jerry Solomon   Composer
M.P. Curtis   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Paul Vandervoort   Composer
Hy Glaser   Composer
Dee   Composer
Wood   Composer
Glaser   Composer

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