Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Art of the Cover - Sarah Vaughan's "Songs of The Beatles" (1981)


 Put that calligraphy pen down now, Sarah!


Damn, looking at all those fucking swirls is making me seasick!

Anyway, it's the, erm ... idiosyncratic and , erm ... quaint cover to a collection of covers; Songs of the Beatles by jazz singer Sarah Vaughan.

Rather surprisingly, this contains versions of modern classics written and originally performed by The Beatles, with contemporary pop/R&B arrangements added to the mix.

"Songs of The Beatles" was recorded in 1977 but was not released until 1981 due to a recording contract problem.

Los Angeles Times jazz writer Leonard Feather awarded the album three and a half stars.


 1. Get Back
 2. Here There And Every Where
 3. The Long And Winding Road
 4. Yesterday
 5. Hey, Jude
 6. And I Love Her
 7. Eleanor Rigby
 8. Fool On The Hill
 9. You Never Give Me Your Money
10. Come Together
11. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
12. Blackbird
13. Something

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