With his sublime vocal tone and sensibilities, Grover Gardner narrates the newly written preface of this 1951 autobiography of singer/actress Ethel Waters. After that, Robin Miles delivers a virtuoso performance that is perfectly matched with the heart and soul of this writing. Her dramatic skills are so comfortably applied here that listeners will find it impossible not to be absorbed by the poignancy and historical importance of the author's story. Miles's vocal beauty and sophistication are a big reason this audio will impact listeners in this way. Waters's career, from 1917 to 1977, broke barriers that confined Black performers to Black audiences. Her accessible singing and charismatic stage and screen performances eventually made her a beloved figure with a wider audience. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9798200810086 $46.95 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9798200810093 $31.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9798200810130 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9798200810123 $64.95
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