"I write in order to attain that feeling of tension relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk." H.L. Mencken
It's interesting to hear singers whose success was so clearly a matter of technology. Presumably Ethel M. was prized for her ability to project a song to the back row of the second balcony, but as wireless mics make that skill unnecessary, her style gives way to a completely different kind of B'way singer.Sinatra might've been nothing more than a singing waiter in pre-microphone days.
That is very true.
She was Porter's go-to girl in a show.
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