Monday, September 19, 2016

songtalk: "Darn That Dream"

I think it was just hearing Sarah Vaughan sing “Darn that Dream” that felt like just touching God's water from the ocean on an 100 degree Fahrenheit day. It was beautiful. Sarah Vaughan's voice was amazing. She was the Leontyne Price of jazz.  I experienced the desire of wanting to do the crazy riffs she was doing in it. Dope! A favorite song of mine ever since I heard it.

 Sarah Vaughan's waves of sound was like music magnetically touching my heart. I love her a lot and everything she did as a singer was so dope. Especially in "Darn that Dream."  

She put a stamp on every single song that she touched. It's crazy how my friend knew I loved her
voice so much that he gave me a Sarah Vaughan

compilation with like 400 songs she sung and it was 

one of the most amazing gifts I have ever received.  So 

many songs I love that she sang but this one, still my 

favorite. She killed it on this one. And so, I tried 

singing it one Monday night at Stop Time in Brooklyn 

with the amazing pianist Lafayette Harris Jr; at his jazz 

open mic night actually. Really great vibe there. Check out the video 

here: https://youtu.be/lPXmqXpqrfA




Did you like it? If so, I entered my rendition into the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Singing 

Competition. Please check out the video and click vote in the contest if you thought I did the song 


14 comments:

  1. Such a great cover of this song! I had actually never heard it before, so I loved being introduced to new music. And there really did seem to be a good vibe at that open mic night.

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    1. There was. It was my first time actually meeting the piano player, Lafayette Harris and he was so welcoming. Gotta love Brooklyn for that!

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  2. So neat to hear that cover! What a great job! I haven't heard that song before but it has some amazing things to say if we slow down and really listen to the words! Very neat!

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  3. Your voice is just so beautiful! I love listening to you sing anything, you could sing the alphabet and I would enjoy it. I have really liked listening to your music while blogging!

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    1. That is such a beautiful and inspiring thing to say. Thank you so much for your compliment.

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  4. Beautiful singing. So very talented and I love the song choice. I am sharing with my husband. he loves hearing new artists. Well done!

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  5. Oh, I love Sarah Vaughn! I actually have her on several of my "autumn playlists". She's fabulous to have on at dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Such gorgeous music.

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    1. Me too. She is my favorite singer of all times.

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  6. I've got to admit, I've never heard of Sarah until today — and I'm so glad that I discovered her through you! I loooove her singing! :D Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. I'm glad I could share my favorite singer with you. she should make you happy more that you listen to her.

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  7. Beautiful voice :) I've never heard this song before but I think you sang it very well.

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