[Dixielandjazz] Croakers

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 9 17:23:51 PST 2003

Hi Listmates,

Will Connelly wrote:

<I despise, however, girl singers who shriek, scream, do criminal
>violence to beautiful melodies and haven't the faintest understanding of

To which Jack Thomas responded:

>Even if they do it intentionally??
>Like Darlene Edwards for instance?  :-)

On the other hand, Darlene Edwards (Jo Stafford) is aided in her vocal 
villainies by her admirable abilities to sing well.

Another example would be Florence Foster Jenkins except that this dear lady 
was convinced that she possessed the voice of a goddess even though she did 
terrible violence to beautiful melodies.

And then there is the fabled Mrs. Miller who sold a lot of record albums 
with a less than accomplished voice.

If you're not familiar with these two ladies do a Google Search and I'm sure 
you'll turn up tons of fascinating reading.

The difference between Darlene Edwards and the other two I mentioned is that 
Edwards did it on purpose and the other two were entirely sincere in their 
belief that they were blessed with lovely voices.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill "Mr. Intonation" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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