A Rose by any other name would be just as recognizable: She’s the only singer who pronounces “thrill” so that it comes out wearing two syllables. No affectation; there isn’t a phony bone in this San Francisco singer. A funny bone, yes, but nothing phony. In person she’s capable of all kinds of humor, from sweet to suggestive. But on Just for a Thrill she plays it swingingly straight.
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