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.
I had to stop Anonymous comments due to spam. But I welcome all legitimate comments. Thanks.