Corpus Christi Times
December 12, 1973
After three years, she started scouting elsewhere. One night she went with a friend to a small nightclub in New York that functioned as a tune in show case for undiscovered talent.
She got up and sang a couple of songs that got polite response of the audience. Then she did “God Bless the Child” and “it was like a thunderbolt,” she said. “I felt the lyrics and I didn’t hold anything back. I was screaming at the end of it.”