|After a host of great albums for the Mercury label, Sassy signed with Roulette in 1960 and promptly picked up where she left off. Always surrounding herself with first rate arrangers and sidemen, the 1963 sessions that made up "The Lonely Hours" pairs her with the sensational multi-talented Benny Carter. His astute charts, especially the take on Ellington's "Solitude" enhance the feelings of longing, loneliness, heartache and lost love while Vaughan's patented phrasing and interpretations sell the mood. A bakers dozen of great selections including Lonely Hours, I'll Never Be The Same, If I Had You, Friendless, You're Driving Me Crazy, Always On My Mind, Look For Me, I'll Be Around, What'll I Do?, These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You, The Man I Love and So Long-My Love. Produced by Teddy Reig.
This is an audiophile LP pressed on Quiex 200-gram super vinyl analog remastered from the original session tapes. The sound is stunning! The LP graphics have been beautifully reproduced as originally released. These LPs are quite special.