Tune in to KUVO this Thursday as we mark the birth date of Miss Sarah Vaughan, “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century.” Who would have guessed, on that night in 1942 when Sarah won the Apollo Theater Amateur Night contest with her rendition of Body and Soul, that she would become an NEA Jazz Master, a Grammy Award winner and the possessor of a voice described thusly, “Her voice had wings: luscious and tensile, disciplined and nuanced, it was as thick as cognac, yet soared off the beaten path like an instrumental solo…that her voice was a four-octave muscle of infinite flexibility made her disarming shtick all the more ironic” – Gary Giddins

We’ll hear choice selections from her 50-year career: both the Sassy side and the Divine side. Tune in Thursday,kstarting at 6am with First Take and continuing throughout the day!

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