1981 Sarah Vaughan – Songs Of The Beatles

Songs of the Beatles is a 1981 album by American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan. The album contains songs written and originally performed by The Beatles with contemporary pop/R&B arrangement. It was recorded in 1977 but was not released until 1981 due to a recording contract problem.

Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century.”
Nicknamed “Sassy”, “The Divine One” and “Sailor” (for her salty speech), Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its “highest honor in jazz”, the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.


1  Get Back 2:57
2  And I Love Her 4:08
3  Eleanor Rigby 3:49
4  The Fool on the Hill 4:16
5  You Never Give Me Your Money 2:49
6  Come Together 3:23
7  I Want You (She\’s So Heavy) 3:31
8  Blackbird 3:35
9  Something 4:17
10  Here, There and Everywhere 2:50
11  The Long and Winding Road 3:08
12  Yesterday 4:01
13  Hey Jude 1:11



BassDavid Hungate
BassBob Magnusson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLouie Shelton
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsMike Lang
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
HarmonicaToots Thielemans
SaxJohn Smith
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsBili Thedford
Background VocalsPerry Morgan
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsMarcos Valle

Liner Notes

Producer – David Paich, Marty Paich
Arranged By (Rhythm, Horns, Strings) – David Paich, Marty Paich
Concertmaster (Strings) – Sidney Sharp

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Graphic Design – Tony DiSpigna
Illustration – Bob Ziering

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Mixed At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation