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Sarah Vaughan (Sassy) - Jazz Music Poster

One of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century. 

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer.

Affectionately named "Sassy" and "The Divine One", she earned four Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. She was presented an NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Award in 1989.  Critic Scott Yanow wrote that she had "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century".

Though usually considered a jazz singer, Vaughan avoided classifying herself as one. She discussed the term in a 1982 interview for Down Beat:

"I don't know why people call me a jazz singer, though I guess people associate me with jazz because I was raised in it, from way back. I'm not putting jazz down, but I'm not a jazz singer ... I've recorded all kinds of music, but (to them) I'm either a jazz singer or a blues singer. I can't sing a blues – just a right-out blues – but I can put the blues in whatever I sing. I might sing 'Send In the Clowns' and I might stick a little bluesy part in it, or any song. What I want to do, music-wise, is all kinds of music that I like, and I like all kinds of music".

The original photograph was taken at the Café Society, a New York City nightclub at Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village, by William Gottlieb in August 1946.

Black Coffee lyrics

I'm feelin' mighty lonesome, haven't slept a wink;

I walk the floor from nine to four, in between I drink

Black coffee - love's a hand-me-down brew.

I'll never know a Sunday in this weekday room.

I'm talkin to the shadow one o'clock till four,

And Lord, how slow the moments go and all I do is pour

Black coffee since the blues caught my eye;

I'm hangin' out on Monday my Sunday dreams to dry......


  •         The "Sarah Vaughan (Sassy) ' Poster is a reproduction of an original photograph.
  •         This poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
  •         We use Australia Post and your print will be delivered in a postage tube for extra protection.
  •         Our online images are electronically watermarked, the actual purchased prints are not.


People Poster - Sarah Vaughan (Sassy)

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