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Kim Carnes (born July 20,1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter. She is noted for her distinctive, raspy voice which she attributes to many hours spent singing in smoky bars and clubs.

Carnes was a member of New Christy Minstrels from 1966 until 1970. Kenny Rogers was also a member, and during this time Carnes met and married Dave Ellingson, with whom she would write most of her songs. For a…

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  • New single UNDER MY THUMB, amazing <3
  • Нравится ее голос
  • Thanks to Blank & Jones for discovered Kim Carnes. B&J included 'Voyeur' in their 'So80s' compilation. She is a great singer. I like her feathery voice so much.
  • Crazy in the night for me it's the best hit single from Kim. There are other cool hits like Invisible hands, voyeur, mistaken identity, it's not the spotlight and more love.
  • No 2 Hit Voyeur !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • When I find an album to be a 'masterpiece' and yet it doesn't do great commercially, I always put it down to tough competition at the time. I'll have to have a look at what albums came out at the same time, it's the only reason I can think of to explain why it didn't get what it deserved...
  • @ezwriter: i almost want to agree with your assessment of kim's career woes. it makes sense on paper considering her eventual return to more rootsy instrumentation with 'view from the house' in '88. but i can not accept the notion that a woman simply "pursuing the wrong genre" could've crafted the synth pop masterpiece that is the 'voyeur' album. the very un-'bette davis eyes' dark atmosphere, songwriting and creativity on that album lead me to believe she knew exactly what she was doing. I'll never understand why it wasn't a success.
  • Help fix her chart. Suggest a Correction for all the bad tags of "Bette Davis Eyes".
  • Kim Carnes was a country-flavored folk singer-songwriter at heart who somehow managed to score a huge synth-pop hit with "Bette Davis Eyes" and thus spent the next several years trying, largely unsuccessfully, to forge a career in the wrong genre. I don't blame her, a) she had/has a great raspy set of pipes that can sing any kind of pop music, and b) it's what was popular at the time. The 70's singer-songwriter craze was done, so she reinvented herself. Unfortunately, I don't think she was being 100% true to who she was as an artist, so the reinvention, though it made for some interesting and fun music, only worked commercially in the short term. A shame, because with her talent and looks, she should have been a much bigger star than she wound up actually being...but that's showbiz.

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