Okay. The location? Best Buy. The year? Not too sure, sometime mid-90s. I had a Best Buy gift card and purchased my first c.d. ever. The c.d.? The Essential Sarah Vaughan. I actually picked it out because she was the prettiest girl on the album cover (definitely a "book-by-its-cover" girl).
And I have to tell you, it's still one of my favorite albums. I do love Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, but Sarah Vaughan has a special place in my heart. She has an amazing virtuoso range and the sexiest little lilt to her voice! She was nicknamed both "the Divine One" and "Sassy," and the fact that Sarah fit both those names sums up her appeal; the perfect combination of talent and personality. Few singers as effectively use their voices like an instrument but Sarah is... well... just listen to Lullaby of Birdland (particularly beginning at 2:16) and you'll see!
How cute is she in this song?
And Misty still gives me goosebumps.
If you get hooked, try to find her My Man's Gone Now for heart-wrenching passion and Broken-Hearted Melody for pure fun.
So, what was your first c.d./mp3/tape/record you ever bought? Do you still listen to it?
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