There’s Room For More Than One Genius
For me, the highlight of the interview was King’s description of the process of making a demo tape so that she can communicate her vision for a song to the artist who will perform it. She described her joy when a talented singer understands her vision and then interprets the song in her or his own style.
The program, which you can listen to below, includes 2 marvelous illustrations of King’s genius juxtaposed with the genius of talented singers. In the first example (at 18:17 minutes), the demo of King singing “Take Good Care of My Baby” is followed by Bobby Vee’s hit version of the song. Then, 2 versions of “A Natural Woman” are played (at 22:38 minutes). Listen to Carole King communicate her vision in the demo, and then listen to Aretha Franklin add her embellishments. Gives me goose bumps . . .
To read about excellence in drug development today, go to the Pharma of the Future? blog entry, Excellence is a team sport. If you want to peruse all of the previous sock-knocking blog entries, visit the Knocked My Socks Off archive (links to another blog site).