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Friday, February 18, 2011

Snippets of Jazz on Women's Hour

If you are at home in the mornings, it’s worth keeping an ear open for Woman’s Hour (10 to 11am, Radio 4). They have short excerpts of women musicians about once a week.
On Thursday this week, just as I was cleaning my teeth (you really wanted to know that, didn’t you?), I heard a neat version of I Got Rhythm, complete with scat, from a 17 year old Canadian singer called Nikki. I didn’t catch the surname, (Yanofsky - ed.) but she’s one to watch.
She then performed a self-penned song to guitar accompaniment, For Another Day, which I’d classify as contemporary folk, so she’s versatile.
And what struck me was how different her speaking voice was from her singing voice. The latter was deeper and harder than her quite quiet chat. Have other people noticed this phenomenon with other singers?
Ann Alex.

2 comments :

Liz said...

What I have noticed Ann is that people seldom sing with accents, well Welsh, Scottish etc!
Liz

Ann Alex said...

Thanks for your reply liz. Singers of the Gasbook often use an American accent. I try to avoid this myself because the songs have universal meaning, but I probably do it subconsciously. And you're right about no Scottish etc accents. The opposite is true for folk music, where regional accents are encouraged.
Ann

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