Marilyn McCoo - a gorgeous woman with an incredible voice - as was mentioned before, the only serious competition Karen had for the Most Beautiful Voice award...
Karen mentioned in a radio interview with Fred Napoli that they had a scheduled show with The 5th Dimension in "Frisco." Anyone know more details about this pairing? What a show that must've been!
We've heard her here before but a singer of this caliber deserves a revisit, if only to show that she wasn't all soft, easy, lucious ballads, but could kick ass with the best of them on those brilliant uptempo Big Band arrangements of the Standards - this one by the legendary Benny Carter...
Q1: how much of an influence was Jo on Karen's singing style (she must have listened to her a lot growing up)?
Q2: if male singers of that era were known as "crooners" what were the women known as - "songstresses"? "songbirds"?
Claire Richards of the UK group Steps has released a new album today of mostly dance covers of various songs made famous by female singers who inspired Claire growing up including Cher and Donna Summer and ABBA.
The deluxe album features a bonus track cover of Xanadu by Olivia Newton John but also features a non dance version of Goodbye to love by Carpenters.
Claire appeared as Karen Carpenter on Stars in their eyes as Karen years ago also.
Euphoria is the album title.