Monday morning, you hit the jackpot: Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey, and Sarah Vaughn. As far as I know, this 1979 television special, All-Star Salute To Pearl Bailey, is the only time they had all sung together publicly.
The medley includes:
Stompin at the Savoy
Don’t Mean a Thing
Sweet Georgia Brown
Thanks to YouTuber newstart2009
I didn’t know Vaughn and Fitzgerald had EVER sung on the same stage. They are both basically unattainable goals in singing perfection…
Yes, it’s almost like too much star power on one stage. I think Ella does best here, but there’s no doubt that all three women are amazing. I’ll always regret that I never got to see Ella live, though I did have a few opportunities back in the day.
I’ve always preferred Fitzgerald over Vaughn… not about ability but just because I like her voice more…