1. Remembering singer Margaret Whiting with highlights from a 1988 interview: “Johnny Mercer and Frank Loesser taught me the importance of reading a lyric. Johnny often  said to me, ‘Margaret, it’s like a one-act play. Now, if it’s a rhythm  song, you have fun with it and you find the words to really emphasize  the important words, and you do it rhythmically and you have fun. But on  a ballad, if it’s a torch song or a story that you want to tell, then  you want to be very careful to find the climax and where it’s going and  do it like a play.’ “ View in High-Res

    Remembering singer Margaret Whiting with highlights from a 1988 interview: “Johnny Mercer and Frank Loesser taught me the importance of reading a lyric. Johnny often said to me, ‘Margaret, it’s like a one-act play. Now, if it’s a rhythm song, you have fun with it and you find the words to really emphasize the important words, and you do it rhythmically and you have fun. But on a ballad, if it’s a torch song or a story that you want to tell, then you want to be very careful to find the climax and where it’s going and do it like a play.’ “

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