Music: Linda Leads the Band

A ravishing album of standards by a lovelorn rock-'n 'roll girl

The title is a bit of a tease. The most recent song on What's New is Crazy He Calls Me (1949). The earliest, What'll I Do?, is a certifiable, card-carrying Irving Berlin classic, vintage 1924.

But what's old, in the case currently under consideration, is very new indeed for Linda Ronstadt, 37, whose lovelorn voice has provided rock 'n' roll with some of the best ballad singing of the decade just past. Now, turning to other decades long past and currently in musical disfavor...

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