Personnel includes: Sarah Vaughan (vocals); Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone); Vincent Abato (saxophone, woodwinds); Nuncio Mondello, Herman Schertzer, George Kelly, Art Drelinger, Stanley Webb (saxophone); Miles Davis, Ziggy Elman, Billy Butterfield, Taft Jordan (trumpet); Benny Green, Will Bradley (trombone); Tony Scott (clarinet); Nunce Mondello, Harold Feldman (woodwinds); Mannie Green, Jules Schachter (violin); Bud Powell, Jimmy Jones, Louis Stein, Milton Raskin (piano); Freddie Green, Mundell Lowe, George Van Eps, Al Caiola (guitar); Billy Taylor, Frank Carroll, Edward Safranski (bass); J.C. Heard, Terry Snyder, Nick Fatool, William Coles (drums).
Includes liner notes by Leslie Gourse.
Digitally remastered by Chris Herles (Sony Music Studios, New York).
This is part of the 16 Most Requested Songs series.
16 Most Requested Songs is a midline-priced collection that spotlights many of Sarah Vaughan's best-known and most popular performances for Columbia Records, including "Black Coffee," "Summertime," "The Nearness of You," "Goodnight My Love," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Thinking of You," "Vanity," "Pinky," "Sinner or Saint," "My Tormented Heart" and "Spring Will Be a Little Late." Although it's far from a perfect retrospective of her career, it's still a nice sampler of familiar items, and it may satisfy the needs of some casual fans who only want the hits. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine