An early recording by Karen Carpenter circa 1968 or so. Below, you'll find an amazing early recording of the Richard Carpenter penned Crescent Noon, a song that would later appear on their major breakthrough A&M Records album Close to You.
She's performing here with the California State University of Long Beach choir under the director of Frank Pooler, co-author of the classic Merry Christmas Darling.
This recording reveals some major changes in phrasing compared to the version Carpenters fans have come to know. It's a nice switch up- and to hear Karen hit those low notes at such a young age is a wonder. It's almost effortless, but I guess that was part of the reason so many took her for granted. The woman was made to sing- and her legacy continues on.