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  1. I saw Barbara Streisand singing live in the musical Funny Girl in London many years ago. In conventional theatrical terms she had “no voice” but she sure knows how to use a studio microphone.

    • Interesting. I wouldn’t have guessed that Streisand had “no voice.” She certainly isn’t Ethel Merman or Al Jolson, but she was never one of those breathy voices that couldn’t fill someone’s living room without help, either. Isn’t it amazing not only how the microphone instantly transformed singing, but how using it has evolved since then.

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