Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Another lovely voice gone

I'm a huge fan of the singers from the 30s, 40s and 50s who had those effortless, relaxed, liquid voices (think Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, etc.). These were no strained or nasal raspy voiced howlers. These were singers who made you think of cool water and velvet. And another of them just died: Frances Langford, aged 91. One more deathknell to even the memory of a long-gone generation of delightful voices.