This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Microphone - the gadget that changed music and the world - the Awesome World of Things
Though developed for use in the telephone, the microphone showed
its full cultural force in music. Beginning in the 1920s the mic
migrated into nightclubs and recording studios with dramatic results.
For instance, it amplified the voice of the string bass, which bumped
the tuba from jazz-combo lineups. But that's just a blip compared to the
seismic shift that the microphone caused among vocalists. Early adopter
Bing Crosby used the mic to develop a more natural and intimate singing
style called crooning--and lo, the frontman (and woman) was born,
eventually gaining iconic status thanks to a lineage that includes
Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, James
Brown and Mick Jagger. -Popular Mechanics
Find out more about the microphone over at LinkedIn here.