Saturday, March 31, 2018
Chet Baker "Look For The Silver Lining"
Are we still allowed to say that we like Chet Baker's singing? We live in strange times. I wouldn't want to throw racist triggers around.
I'd definitely agree that old Chet didn't have a conventionally great voice, but I would still say that he was living proof that there was more to a great song than a great voice. Sincerity and enthusiasm and love for the material do count for something.
I'm pretty sure that it was Ornette Colman who said something like, "what can you say about a guy who can't sing for shit, but when he sings the song, he makes you cry." Something like that.