Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

Biography

Author Profession: US Musician
Born: March 27, 1924
Died: April 03, 1990
Birth Sign: Aries

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When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice.

What was the competition? Well, I remember this Puerto Rican who came out in a short skirt and a gun.

There are notes between notes, you know.

Good management has helped me find much of the success I've got.

Horns always influenced me more than voices.

I don't think I ever modeled myself after a singer. I've more or less copied the styles of horn-tooters right from the start.

I just get onstage and sing. I don't think about how I'm going to do it - it's too complicated.

I just quit in the third year of high school and started singing at amateur hours.

I just sing. I sing whatever I can.

The night I won at the Apollo, I was only doing it for the $10.

When I sing a tune, the lyrics are important to me. Most of the standard lyrics I know well. And as soon as I hear an arrangement, I get ideas, kind of like blowing a horn. I guess I never sing a tune the same way twice.

You have to have a little soul in your singing. The kind of soul that's in the spirituals. That's why I'd like to include spiritual material in the sets I do. It's a part of my life.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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