Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan


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.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

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

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