Thursday, October 04, 2012

Record #0133: Broken-Hearted Melody / Misty – SARAH VAUGHAN

Mercury 71477 (original) USA, Jun. 1959
Words & Music by:  Side A – Hal David, Sherman Edwards; Side B – Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner
Musicians:  Sarah Vaughan (vocals); Side A - an orchestra conducted by Ray Ellis; Side B – Pierre Cullaz (guitar), Ronnell Bright (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), Pierre Michelot (bass), Michel Hausser (vibes), Zoot Sims, Jo Hrasko, Marcel Hrasko & William Boucaya (reeds), unknown strings and all conducted by Quincy Jones
Recording sessions:  Side A - New York (?), NY, Jan. 7, 1958; Side B – Paris, France, July 7, 1958
Highest chart positions: Side A - US #7, US R&B #5, UK #7; Side B – US #106

Here’s a great voice and lots of style.

Though “Broken-Hearted Melody” brought Vaughan her first gold record, she didn’t like the song too much as she thought it was corny.

List price:  Very Good+ $6, Near Mint $12

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