Singers: Wonder Kind

RCA record executives tell the story with a straight face. It's last April, and one of their veeps comes in with demo tapes of an unknown girl singer, name of Roslyn Kind. Yawns all around. But then the voice comes on, strong and hard-edged, like all the Barbra Streisands in the world rolled up in one. Cynics straighten up in their chairs; jaded old ears listen for the flawed cadence, the flattened phrase that never comes. Another listen, then unanimity: Sign her up. Only then does the guy who brought the tapes spring...

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