Another video I saw posted on FB is even more remarkable and it's actually not a video at all. It is simply the vocal track from Whitney's recording of "How Will I Know", one of her first dance hits from 1986. Without the sound of the production tracks, her voice is left to stand on its own and it is amazing; clear, strong and unsullied by any autotune or excessive electronic manipulation. This audio clip only reinforces the tragic loss of her unique talent.
February 13, 2012
The death of Whitney Houston over the weekend was a shock. In response, Facebook and Twitter were filled with all kinds of tributes; of words, music and music videos from her nearly 30-year career. I rewatched her virtuoso performance of the National Anthem durring the 1991 Super Bowl a couple of times. 20 years later, it is still stunningly beautiful. I would go so far as to say no singer has topped her take on the "Star Spangled Banner" since then. Her voice is simply astounding, clear as a bell and remarkable not only its range but sheer force.