"Sassy" Sarah Vaughan was a singer whose respect from fellow artistes was as great as her popularity with fans. No less a personage than Frank Sinatra once said, with tongue firmly in famous cheek, that "Sassy is so good that when I listen to her I want to cut my wrists with a dull razor." Vaughan certainly had the smoothest voice of her generation. She could swoop from the highest of notes down to the depths. The material showcased here ranges from 1945 to 1959 and majors on excerpts from the Great American Songbook like Nice Work If You Can Get It, tackled here in 1950 with George Treadwell and his All-Stars.