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A Hint of Mint - Volume 64: Florence Foster Jenkins Wasn't the Only Crap Singer


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In director Stephen Frears' new film Florence Foster Jenkins, based on a true story, Meryl Streep plays the titular woman, who performed to a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall despite/because of her awful singing. Though I love bad music, I wasn't familiar with her, as she sang opera in the 1940s and I'm a rock & roll guy.

Inspired by the movie, this installment of A Hint of Mint focuses on some very bad singers, such as Mrs. Miller, the Shaggs, and Gloria Balsam. I hope you make it through the entire list, but I understand if you can't.


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