!Viva! Vaughan

¡Viva! Vaughan
Studio album by Sarah Vaughan
Released 1965
Recorded August 13-18, 1964
Genre Vocal jazz, Bossa nova
Length 41:40
Label Mercury
Producer Quincy Jones
Sarah Vaughan chronology
Vaughan with Voices
¡Viva! Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook

¡Viva! Vaughan is a 1965 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, orchestrated and conducted by Frank Foster, and produced by Quincy Jones.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded ¡Viva! Vaughan two stars and said "Vaughan is in great voice throughout the date and the material is generally first-rate, except for the bland "Night Song"...Unfortunately, the bossa nova selections ("The Boy From Ipanema" and "Quiet Nights") are burdened with pedestrian string arrangements that date the music as much as the generally uninspired Latin percussion. It's likely that this lack of focus confused the record-buying public as to what type of music this was and caused it to be overlooked."[1]

Track listing[]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Boy from Ipanema" Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antônio Carlos Jobim 2:30
2. "Fascinating Rhythm" George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin 2:37
3. "Night Song" Lee Adams, Charles Strouse 3:14
4. "Mr. Lucky" Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini 2:29
5. "Fever" Eddie Cooley, Otis Blackwell 2:49
6. "Shiny Stockings" Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks 3:27
7. "Avalon" Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose 1:48
8. "Tea for Two" Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans 2:44
9. "Corcovado" Jobim, Gene Lees 3:23
10. "Stompin' at the Savoy" Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb 2:44
11. "Moment of Truth" Tex Satterwhite, Frank Scott 2:39
12. "Jive Samba" Nat Adderley 3:03
13. "A Taste of Honey" Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott 2:51



  1. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. "¡Viva! Vaughan". Allmusic. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review