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Thread #87383   Message #1638668
Posted By: van lingle
01-Jan-06 - 06:49 AM
Thread Name: Where is that singer coming from?
Subject: RE: Where is that singer coming from?
On a recent American Masters on PBS someone said, maybe Ray Price, that Hank Sr. told him that he got his vocal style by meshing the styles of his two favorite singers, Tubb and Roy Acuff. Something to that effect.
I hear a bit of Billie Holiday in Sinatra's phrasing. Not in his long legato lines but in the way he sometimes clips the end of a phrase.