Sarah Vaughan is one of the pre-eminent jazz singers of all time. She was born in that great jazz city of Newark, New Jersey, in 1924, and died in 1990. She began her career singing and playing piano in the bebop-styled orchestras of Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine. She has a string of classic albums to her name and also enjoyed 20 US top 40 pop hits. Golden Hits collects many of her best-known performances, focusing on her Mercury / EmArcy years between 1954-1961. Tracks include Make Yourself Comfortable, Smooth Operator, Misty, Lullaby Of Birdland and Moonlight In Vermont.