Jean Carne on Michael Jackson's
changing voice; says 'Precious' had 'rough sides'
By Robert "Rob"
2011, 3 a.m.
- Jazz and pop singer
yesterday reminisced over working with a young
during his time at
Philadelphia International Records.
"His voices was changing at the time and I just gave
him some pointers of how to avoid the cracks," Carne told Redding News
The Jacksons, who where her former '70s labelmates,
recorded two hit albums for Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff during their
years at the Epic/Philadelphia International imprint.
The 64-year-old noted that she has also worked with
Mary Wilson, of
and other rising stars.
That All It Was" singer also talked about performing her '70s disco
hit in the
controversial 2009 Academy Award-nominated
"Its got its rough sides there is no denying that,"
she said of the film. "But the public seemed to accept it for what it