Showtune Sunday: All About Roslyn Kind!
Yesterday I posted a video of Roslyn Kind singing a duet with her sister, Barbra Streisand.
Today, she gets the spotlight all her herself.
Roslyn began performing in her teens when she released her first album, Give Me You, and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show three times.” Next came her second album, This is Roslyn Kind. Her latest CD, Come What May, got a rave in the New York Times which proclaimed it “splendid and sizzling.”
Roslyn has the most wonderful voice and I’m so glad more people are hearing it these days. The 61-year-old has taken long gaps from performing which I talked to her about in an interview we did back in 2008.
A year later, I ended up being seated with Roslyn and her nephew, Jason Gould, at a cabaret show at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and she was just as shy and lovely then as she was the first time we met.
Here are three different numbers from Miss Kind with my favorite being the third one, Meadowlark from the flop musical The Baker’s Wife (here is a LINK to the dueling Patti LuPone and Betty Buckley versions).
Here is what Roslyn had to say about the song in our 2008 interview: “I did it on Broadway (in the musical revue ’2 From Brooklyn”) and it stopped the show every night so I hope it stops the show here. “Meadowlark” has always been, since I started doing it, a tour-de-force piece. I had so many people say to me, ‘You’re committing vocal suicide! Do you know how many divas do this in clubs?”
As you will see, she certainly holds her own.