Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

Sometimes I’m Happy (Sometimes I’m Blue) – Sarah Vaughan

Watch more with these video collections:

Recorded for Mercury Records on July 9, 1958 in Sweden, this is Sometimes I’m Happy (Sometimes I’m Blue) performed by jazz royalty Sarah Vaughan. From Jazziz Magazine:

Born on March 27, 1924, the daughter of a carpenter and a launderess who sang in the church choir, her career started after winning an amateur night performance at Harlem’s Zeus Theater singing Body and Soul… Thus began her legendary career, which led her to opening for Ella Fitzgerald in 1943, and being introduced to bandleader and pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines, which subsequently led to her great success.

Her band is the Ronnell Bright Trio: Ronnell Bright on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Art Morgan on drums. Watch as they perform Mean to Me:

And September in the Rain:

Next: Nina Simone performs Love Me Or Leave Me and the video that launched this site: Ella Fitzgerald scat singing One Note Samba (1969).

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Doreen Ketchens, jazz clarinetist: The House of The Rising Sun

Rion Nakaya

John Coltrane performs On Green Dolphin Street in Germany

Rion Nakaya

Color Is a Beautiful Thing, Nina Simone animated

Rion Nakaya

What happened that time Ella Fitzgerald forgot the lyrics?

Rion Nakaya

Jubilee Stomp performed by Tuba Skinny

Rion Nakaya

“Jazz is the mother of hip hop.”

Rion Nakaya

Maurice Steger performs recorder concertos by Vivaldi

Rion Nakaya

Aretha Franklin sings Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) and I Say A Little Prayer in 1970

Rion Nakaya

‘This little light of mine’ performed by Sister Rosetta Tharpe in 1960

Rion Nakaya