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Carole King Memories

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Voice Over • Audiobooks


An Excerpt from Carole King's memories book.

Vocal Characteristics


English (North American)

Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)


US General American (GenAm)


Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
sound check isn't going well. There's a persistent hum in my monitor that no one seems to be able to fix. The lights are throwing a shadow from my microphone boom onto the keyboard, making it hard for me to see middle C the piano benches too low. It's not adjustable. A few minutes ago, when I turned around to take off my guitar, I banged the head stock into the side of the piano, visible to the audience. My guitar is now cracked where the head stock meets the neck and there's a big ding on the piano. But these are minor problems compared to the sensation I feel in my throat, the one I get when I'm about to lose my voice. How can I give my audience what they've come for if I don't have a voice? My band mates, Rudy Gates and Gary Butte, tried to dispel my anxiety. Hey, it's OK, Gerry volunteers. Your voice will be there for the show, Rudy adds. Carol, don't worry about the guitar. It wasn't your fault. They're consoling remarks on Lee. Make me feel worse. I know why the guitar being happened. It was because I was in too much of a hurry