Just finished watching a PBS show/fundraiser about the Carpenters, and it made me realize even more than I had prior just how fantastic (I think) Karen was as a singer.  My regret, and its a small one I suppose, is that her brother has taken it upon himself to "remix" most/all of the music they made together; I prefer to hear the music/songs as I recall them when they were new/fresh.  Truly a remarkable singer.  To me and my tastes.

If you love Karen Carpenter’s vocals, a very worthy successor is the artist Rumer. She’s got several good albums, including one of Bacharach/David tunes. Give her a listen. 

Thank you kyle76; I received the Nashville disc yesterday, Rumer's versions of Hugh Prestwood songs. Its pretty great. I have the B/D one coming too.

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