Actor and singer Clarke Peters follows the croon and practitioners of the art, including Rudy Vallee, Russ Columbo, Al Bowlly and Bing Crosby. He discovers how their romantic style of singing made the ladies swoon but inflamed the critics. In the ’20s and ’30s, electric microphones and amplifiers enabled singers with soft, untrained voices to finally be heard.

from World Service Music Documentaries
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