Sarah Vaughan – Songs of the Beatles

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Songs of the Beatles is a 1981 album by Sarah Vaughan of songs by The Beatles. The album contains songs written and originally performed by The Beatles with contemporaneous pop and jazz arrangements. On “Something” Vaughan was accompanied by the Brazilian singer and musician Marcos Valle. It was recorded in 1977 but was not released until 1981 due to a recording contract problem (Wikipedia, http://bit.ly/2Vx0OOn).

Tracklisting:
All songs written by Lennon–McCartney unless otherwise noted

“Get Back” – 2:55
“And I Love Her” – 4:08
“Eleanor Rigby” – 3:48
“The Fool on the Hill” – 4:15
“You Never Give Me Your Money” – 2:48
“Come Together” – 3:22
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” – 3:31
“Blackbird” – 3:34
“Something” (George Harrison) – 4:16
“Here, There and Everywhere” – 2:49
“The Long and Winding Road” – 3:08
“Yesterday” – 4:02
“Hey Jude” – 1:09

Personnel:
Sarah Vaughan – vocals
Bill Thedford, Perry Morgan, Jim Gilstrap – background vocals
Marcos Valle – vocals on track 9
David Hungate – bass
Bob Magnusson – string bass on track 5
Michael Lang – keyboards
Lee Ritenour, Dean Parks, Louie Shelton – guitar
Steve Porcaro – synthesizer
John Smith – tenor saxophone on tracks 6, 7
Toots Thielemans – harmonica
Jeff Porcaro – percussion, drums
Bobbye Hall, Joe Porcaro, Steve Forman – percussion
Marty Paich, David Paich – arranger, keyboards, producer

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Released: April 9, 1981
Recorded: 1977
Length: 43:45
Label: Atlantic
Producer: Marty Paich and David Paich



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