Sarah Vaughan

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Sarah Vaughan, Café Society (Downtown), New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1946 (William P. Gottlieb 08801) (cropped).jpg

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924April 3, 1990) was an American jazz and torch singer.


  • They always ask me the same questions. Where was I born? When did I start singing? Who have I worked with? I don't understand why they can't just talk to me without all that question bit.
    • Interview, The Montreal Mirror, 1976
  • When I sing, trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice.
    • Interview, The New York Times, 1988
  • Judy Garland was the singer I most wanted to sound like then, not to copy, but to get some of her soul and purity. A wonderful young voice.
    • Interview, The Los Angeles Times, 1969
  • There are notes between notes, you know.
    • Interview, The Los Angeles Times, 1969
  • There's a category for me. I like to be referred to as a good singer of good songs in good taste.
    • Interview, The Hollywood Reporter, 1974
  • My dream is to do whatever I want without any interference from the record company.
    • Interview, The Los Angeles Times, 1948
  • I dig Doris Day.
    • Interview, The New York Times, 1983
  • I've always been a Democrat, it runs in my family.
    • Interview, The Washington Post, 1964

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