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J.R. Jones, in his cover story on recording engineer Jim Reeves [December 10], refers to Barbra Streisand as “Benny Goodman’s young singer.” This suggests that at one time she actually worked for the bandleader. But as far as I can determine, Streisand merely appeared once or twice as an opening act for Goodman, at a time when she was also headlining clubs, recording for Columbia, and already a success on Broadway.
In the same story, Jones states that the Arbors’ debut album yielded their hit single “The Letter.” In fact, that single appears on the group’s third and final album.
J.R. Jones replies:
Thanks for the corrections. My apologies to you, to the Arbors, and especially to Babs.