Sarah Vaughan Songbook
Welcome, baby. Can't you feel your stress dissolving away already? Lola's romantic jazz stimulates the intellect as well as the senses. Her music provides the perfect backdrop for romance or relaxing. 'Her voice is like a rubdown with a velvet glove'. So, you're an incurable romantic? Well, if you are, you're in good company. Looking for the perfect cuddling music to play when you curl up in a lap blanket by the fireplace? Or to play in your car when you're on your way home from a stressful day at work? Well, you've come to the right place. Lola has been making the rounds at parties too, providing slow dance music whenever her CD is popped into the player. So, add a little extra romance to your life. It's easy. The song, WHATEVER LOLA WANTS, LOLA GETS whispers a provocative invitation, 'Give in, Give in, Give in.' ****Thus quoth Sarah: Lola's favorite quote by Sarah Vaughan: 'There are notes between those notes, you know.' Lola's second favorite quote by Sarah Vaughan (from 1957): 'I dig Doris Day.' ++++Some of Lola's CD liner notes: This album is my tribute to the great vocalist, Sarah Vaughan, or as she was called by her musician friends, Sassy. Although we have kept the flavor of the Sarah Vaughan arrangements, I want to clearly state that I am NOT vocally anything like Sarah Vaughan! And I don't try to duplicate her interpretation. I may be crazy but I'm not stupid! Instead, I try to bring something of myself to the raw material of her work, the songs she chose to sing. Yes, the AMAZING songs. I have a ball with 'her' songs. Throughout her entire career, Sarah made her vocals seem so easy. Perhaps because of the wealth of her talent, some of it was easy for her. What wasn't easy, I'm sure, was to consistantly give stellar performances and to remain creative for several decades. I have always admired her stamina and her willingness to give to her audiences what they have come to expect from her... her best, which was amazingly good. I hope this album prompts the listener to pull out those Sarah Vaughan compilations and re-experience the amazing gifts that Sarah Vaughan has given to the jazz world... her soul and her wonderful voice. *******Lola's Bio******* Lola Haag is a Los Angeles based singer who has performed before thousands of people (but not all at once, baby) in small jazz clubs, private parties, country clubs and larger venues. She prefers the smaller venues because the experience is more 'up close and personal' both for her and the audience. Her style is expressive and emotional and she gravitates toward songs with a strong lyric line. Her musical influences include a wide range of performers, including: Sarah Vaughan, Nat 'King' Cole, Billie Holliday, Johnny Mathis, June Christy, Mel Torme, Keely Smith, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Jack Jones, Peggy Lee, Mose Allison and Marilyn Monroe.