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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Poetry Friday--Happy Birthday Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan, the jazz singer who performed many songs from "the Great American Songbook" [her recordings are found in the CD JAZZ collection] was born on March 27 in 1924. On this poetry Friday we're going to celebrate Sarah's role as a poetry lover. I was quite surprised to come across a mention of a recording she made in 1984 of the poems of Pope John Paul II, The Planet Is Alive...Let it Live! Who knew that such a recording existed? Of course, I checked YouTube and found a video of Sarah Vaughan in performance.

Sarah Vaughan has even been the subject of a poem! To see the late Amiri Baraka performing it, click here.

Jone, at Check It Out, is a fellow librarian who blogs on the west coast. Stop by for the Poetry Friday Round-Up!

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