Herb Snitzer in New York - the 1950's

from Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, page 21:

I can remember one very special night [in New York] when the Basie orchestra was playing, and Sarah Vaughan was in the audience just listening. She was wearing a plain dress with a shawl over her shoulders. O. C. Smith, the singer for the Basie band and now a minister in California, kept egging Sarah to come up and sing with him. She kept saying no. She didn't have a gown on, and she was very conscious of what she was wearing. O. C. kept it up, and so she finally got up on stage and they began to sing, but in thirty-two bars, she wiped him out to the point where the band was having trouble …   more >>
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Herb Snitzer, Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir (City of Jackson, 2011), p. 21. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1428141716634 accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


Herb Snitzer
photographer, photojournalist, Writer

Listening to

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Jazz singing performed by Sarah Vaughan, O.C. Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:01:56 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:38:12 +0100