Leona Anderson: Music to Suffer By
This album is awful. Intentionally. But the title is bloody brilliant.
Leona Anderson made bad singing a legitimate, if entirely unnecessary, form of entertainment. She reveled in the limitations and deficiencies in her singing voice and her publicity proudly proclaimed her as “the World’s Most Horrible Singer.”
Well, now a lot of hipsters do that…but it was actually interesting in 1957.
Here’s a sample track: