Sarah Vaughan: After You've Gone (1963)

 |   |  <1 min read

Sarah Vaughan: After You've Gone (1963)

Some very serious jazz people don't take British pianist/singer Jamie Cullum very seriously. They point out he also sings pop, his repertoire includes songs by the White Stripes and hip-hop artists and . . .

All the usual accusations.

Like Herbie Hancock doesn't draw from contemporary music? And what of Coltrane using My Favourite Things as a vehicle?

Cullum gets a mention here because he did the theme music to a British television comedy series After You've Gone and you could hardly accuse him of living too much in the 21st century. The song was written in 1918.

There has hardly been a jazz artist who hasn't covered it, from Louis Armstrong to Paul Whiteman through an alphabet of great names like Sidney Bechet and Coleman Hawkins to Frank Sinatra, Bessie Smith and Nina Simone to . . . .

You name 'em.

And Sassy Vaughan who here belts it out with Benny Carter's band.

One of the greatest and most flexible voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan has been long overdue for a mention at Elsewhere.

Weird that it took thinking about Jamie Cullum to get her here. 

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory use the RSS feed for daily updates, and check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

 

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

The Beach Boys: In the Back of My Mind (1965)

The Beach Boys: In the Back of My Mind (1965)

In the very interesting DVD doco Brian Wilson; Songwriter 1962 - 1969,  Bruce Johnston -- who replaced Brian in the touring line-up of the Beach Boys in the mid Sixties -- identifies this song... > Read more

Faster Pussycat: You're So Vain (1990)

Faster Pussycat: You're So Vain (1990)

Jac Holzman's Elektra was one of the most diverse record labels in the last half of the 20th century. He started it in 1950 and the first recording pressed (just a couple of hundred copies) was of... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: SJD

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: SJD

With his new all-electronic album Elastic Wasteland picking up unanimously favourable reviews, it is timely to look back on the career of Sean James Donnelly, aka SJD. Elastic Wasteland --... > Read more

Arcade Fire: Everything Now (Sony)

Arcade Fire: Everything Now (Sony)

Always a band with ambition, this Canadian outfit have previously pushed the parameters and for their previous outing Reflektor went the whole double-CD. As we said at the time, like most... > Read more