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Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart – Sung At Salute To Duke Ellington

As seen in this video herewith….legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan sings a Duke Ellington classic I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart in 1980 live at the Kennedy Center’s tribute to Duke Ellingtonis….for this  1938 composition by Duke Ellington….with lyrics added by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond ….became a # 1 hit for Ellington that year…..while there were other hit versions of the song that same year by Benny Goodman with Martha Tilton singing, Connee Boswell, Hot Lips Page, and Mildred Bailey. 

Over the years, this Ellington classic has been covered by the likes of Tony Bennett on his 1967 Tony Makes It Happen album…..Rosemary Clooney on her 1956 Blue Rose album….Bing Crosby on his All My Heart album…..Ella Fitzgerald on her 1957 album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book….Lena Horne on her 1962 album Lena…Lovely and Alive ….Thelonious Monk on his 1955 album Thelonious Monk Plays The Music of Duke Ellington…. .Patti Page on her 1956 album You Go to My Head….Mel Torme on his 1958 album Prelude to a Kiss…..Sarah Vaughan on her 1979 album The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 1 (also seen singing in this video herewith)…Dinah Washington on her 1954 album After Hours with Miss D….and .Don Shirley on his album Piano Perspectives in 1955.

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