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Thread #103166   Message #2099963
Posted By: Don Firth
11-Jul-07 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: 'It Ain't Necessarily So' meaning
Subject: RE: 'It Ain't Necessarily So' meaning
Interesting! Dubbed voices in "Carmen Jones." I wasn't aware of that.

When Belafonte "sang" the Flower Song, it sounded a lot like Belafonte's voice, but I was amazed that he had that wide a vocal range and could get up into operatic tenor territory. Well, I guess he couldn't and he didn't! Good voice for what he normally does, though (a bit husky, which sometimes made me wonder what he was doing to his vocal chords).

I did a google search on Le Vern Hutcherson, but other than references to dubbing Belafonte's voice in "Carmen Jones," I came up with nuthin'.

And Marilyn Horne! One of my favorite singers. She has one of the richest, creamiest, most flexible mezzo-soprano voices around.

I'm going to have to get the DVD from NetFlix and give it another look (and listen). Thanks for the info, JJ!

Don Firth