June 22, 2017 Records of the Day

Sarah Vaughan’s career took off in 1943 when the Apollo Theater asked her to be the opening act for the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. It was Dave Garroway, one of the early hosts of the “Today” show that gave her the nickname “The Divine One.” Other nicknames were “Sassy” and “Sailor” because she could embarrass a longshoreman with her salty language. One of her biggest hits came in 1959 with “Broken Hearted Melody,” now worth up to $20.00. Her 1954 10-inch album “Images” can get you $400.00 today.

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