‘Queen Of Bebop’ Is A Welcome Look At Sarah Vaughan’s Legendary Career

Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan, by Elaine M. Hayes.

Elaine M. Hayes’ new book traces the ups and downs of the singer known as the Queen of Bebop, from her great Town Hall debut in 1947 to the cheesy but profitable novelty songs that marred her legacy.

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