Skip to comments.The Glory of the Human Voice
Posted on 04/16/2010 3:33:57 PM PDT by Chasaway
If American Idol had existed during the 40's, this would have gone viral...
Florence Foster Jenkins was a soprano who became famous for her complete lack of rhythm, pitch, tone, and overall singing ability.
Click here to be transported to a place of ethereal beauty...
It may not be the absolute best interpretation and performance of this piece, but OH!...The passion and commitment she demonstrates!
It sounds like someone is torturing a cat...
I couldn’t make it all the way through it. She sounded like my chickens in the morning, only much worse.
Thanks - first time I laughed all day. Her wiki entry is quite interesting.
One of the comments below was perfect: "...Its just wonderful the way her voice not only wanders blithely off key .. it wanders out of the theater and starts selling hotdogs on the sidewalk!"
If you don't know her history, you gotta read up on her!
After a taxi cab crash, she allegedly claimed that she could now "...sing a higher F than ever before!"
Jonathan and Darlene Edwards:
(actually Jo Stafford and her husband Paul Weston...)