"Make Me Smile"
"Karen, you're just wonderful," Ed Sullivan said. "I've never heard a greater ovation for any performer from our audience than you've just received." That was June 22, 1969, and the 16-year-old singer had just made her second network TV appearance. The cheers still echo. They began with her first TV appearance, on the Dean Martin Show on March 27, a few months before her Ed Sullivan Show triumph. On that first outing, she sang two songs, then joined Dean in a six-song medley. She bowed off to deafening applause. "You are wonderful," said the usually casual Mr. Martin. "And you're beautiful and you're some kind of singed"
In your hands you now hold the proof of Dean's statement, Ed Sullivan's declaration, and the wild enthusiasm of Karen Wyman's audiences. It's her first album, and one that has probably been the mostawaited, most carefully-planned ... and the most exciting in many a year. For when Karen Wyman appeared on the Dean Martin Show, she was an absolute unknown. But before she'd finished her first song, the Bronx high schooler was on her way to becoming the hottest property in popular entertainment. She has been polishing her natural style, and learning to do more daring and exciting things with her voice. She has range and power, and she has style. That's why this album is so together. Not because it's the 17-year-old whiz kid doing her thing. Rather, it's the debut album of an extremely gifted young talent taking her first steps. Listen, and hear how firmly and confidently she takes those steps. And how beautifully. Treat yourself to Karen Wyman!