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Old 22nd May 2020
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Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
Just what the title said: listen to Perry Como, Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Julie London and others recorded way back then. They sound as if they're right in front of you. Now, with all the technological advances, it's rare to hear vocalists sound anywhere near as real and many I can't believe the engineers actually passed for release. They sound scheissehausen.
In the late 50's, when Mitch Miller (sing along with Mitch) brought Johnny Mathis into Columbia studios for a marathon session experimenting with close mic's and an "intimate pop vocal sound", the art of pop vocal recording changed forever - in some cases, for the better, but in other cases, not so much.