Music: French Belter

Many a U.S. crooner, what with wailing and moaning and gnashing of teeth, sings like a man who learned his style in a concentration camp. Robert Clary actually did. He spent three years in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. and whiled away some of the time by singing for his fellow prisoners.

That background may in part account for one of the eeriest styles yet offered to a U.S. audience, and for the fascination Singer Clary exerts over audiences at Broadway's New Faces of 1952, in which he sings a few songs, and at an after-theater nightclub where he does two shows a night.


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