Sassy 100 – Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme

This is a postscript to my Medium essay, “Sassy 100: Celebrating the Sarah Vaughan Centennial“!

Today, March 27, 2024, to mark the actual date of the Sassy Centennial, an audio recording of Sarah Vaughan’s appearance with Mel Torme on The Merv Griffin Show, which aired on Metromedia Channel 5 in NYC (circa 1976-77), has been posted to my YouTube channel. Merv Griffin’s musical director, Mort Lindsey, leads the band. The only track that has been seen in video format on YouTube is the song “Oh, Lady Be Good!” I recorded this from my TV when it originally aired. The montage presents the songs performed on that show in their entirety for the first time:

  1. Someone to Watch Over Me – Sarah Vaughan (solo)
  2. Porgy and Bess Medley – Mel Torme (solo)
  3. Oh, Lady Be Good! – Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme (duet)
  4. I Got Rhythm – Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme (duet); an impromptu and fun jam session!

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