good by Whitney Houston
The beauty of Houston's version is in her restraint. Other vocalists try to make "The Star-Spangled Banner" their own with unnecessary flourishes and self-indulgent arrangements. Whitney let the song stand on its own. She just sang the heck out of it.Mankind lost a great soul and indeed a diva with the passing of Whitney. She was the power and soul and the hope for many late early 90's and late 80's gay folks on their trip out of the closet. This point in time was one of the first moments in history when many North American Gays were coming out and we used her powerful music as our theme song and motivation to move on. There are lots of diva's and all are special to us but Whitney won more hearts than normal.
The quote above is from Yahoo, and indeed the video that came with it showed the very best performance of National Anthem I ever heard.
Thanks Whitney for helping so many people in so many ways with your powerful singing and insight to your soul and our own.
Rich Shull on the Blog Pre Rain Man Autism
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