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Jazz South" (newsletter of the Southern Arts Federation), Spring 1990. London Times, 1985. Mother Jones, January/February 1991. Nation, July 30/August 6, 1988. New York Post, January 26, 1988. Polygram Jazz publicity biography, 1990. , August 1988. —Kyle Kevorkian J June Carter Cash Singer, songwriter, autoharpist une Carter Cash followed her mother, Maybelle Carter, into country music and has been performing virtually nonstop since she was ten years old. A second-generation member of the famous Carter Family, June has won a worldwide following for the traditional folk-oriented Appalachian sound of her forebears.

She has appeared in numerous revivals and road tours of the play, and she includes numbers from it in her other live performances. Channing told the Phoenix Gazette that she has always been grateful for the opportunity to work in her two greatest hits, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and He//o, Dolly! "It's lucky when you have a character or a song that's identified with you," she said. "I'm doubly lucky because I have two of them. " Age Didn't Slow Her Down Age has not slowed Carol Channing down at all.

And some do, for a while. But the commercial world is a trap. You have one hit, they want number two, and number three. " Carter stuck by her own bebop-rooted music and tried to convince her peers to do the same. , "nobody in jazz paid me any attention because I was female and a singer. Had it been a male who said what I said, we might have made a dent—the way [trumpeter] Wynton Marsalis is making a dent now, saying a lot of the things that I said a long time ago. " Refusing to change her style, Carter found herself shut out by record labels.

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