Q: MARIANNE (NEW YORK CITY): I think the little squeak that you add to your up-tempo songs is adorable. I'm talking about such songs as "Bo Weevil," "Shoot It Again" and "How to Be Very, Very Popular." It always brings a smile to my face when I hear it in those songs. How and when did you first start doing this with your singing?
A: TERESA: "I've always sung that way, even as a youngster. It was easy for me to do, and people seemed to enjoy it, so I continued to sing that way as an adult. I'm pleased that you enjoyed it."
Additional note: A list of songs which feature Teresa's "educated hiccup" is seemingly endless. In addition to the ones cited in Marianne's note, there's
"Don't Mess with Tess,"
"A Good Man Is Hard to Find,"
"The Banjo's Back in Town,"
"Ol' Man Mose,"
"Rhode Island Redhead,"
"It's the Same Old Jazz (Momma!!)"
and on and on and on!
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