A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 14, 2022
“Before there was Auto-Tune, there was talent”

Auto-Tune is a device that helps poor singers. “Before there was Auto-Tune, there was talent” is a saying that has been printed on many images

“Before there was autotune there was...talent.  http://bit.ly/ziYSF” wass posted on Twitter by Chris Fish on August 14, 2009. “@salgovernale: Before there was auto tune, 1000 back up dancers and lip syncing there was talent. RIP Whitney Houston” was posted on Twitter by John Butler on February 11, 2012. “Before auto-tune and fancy videos, there was talent” was posted on Reddit—Rap on February 4, 2013. “Before there was autotune, there was talent” was posted on Twitter by C-Note Productions on November 3, 2018. “Before there was auto-tune, There was talent” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by The Ultimate ‘80s Page on September 7, 2022.

“Before Pro Tools, there were pros” is a similar saying.


Wikipedia: Auto-Tune
Auto-Tune (or autotune) is an audio processor introduced in 1996 by American company Antares Audio Technologies. Auto-Tune uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances.

Auto-Tune was originally intended to disguise or correct off-key inaccuracies, allowing vocal tracks to be perfectly tuned despite originally being slightly off-pitch.

Twitter
Chris Fish
@cfihelp
Before there was autotune there was...talent.  http://bit.ly/ziYSF
8:14 PM · Aug 14, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
John Butler
@johnbutler1
“@salgovernale: Before there was auto tune, 1000 back up dancers and lip syncing there was talent. RIP Whitney Houston.”. Well said.  #sad
9:32 PM · Feb 11, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Justin O’Brien
@jbrien33
I love music before there was autotune because back then it took talent to sing #ElvisPresley #Dion #DeanMartin #FrankSinatra
11:31 PM · Nov 1, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Rap
Posted by u/myBaDbro February 4, 2013
Before auto-tune and fancy videos, there was talent.
youtube.com/watch?...

Twitter
WoodRock Music
@woodrockcanada
Before there was Auto-Tune children, musicians used something called “talent.”
http://alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/9/5/the-beatles-and-awesome-abbey-road-a-cappellas.html?utm_source=Alan+Cross%27s+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1fb45170f3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_term=0_6ce8d25fda-1fb45170f3-81427321From
@alancross
10:31 AM · Sep 5, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
98.9 WMMO
@989WMMO
Before there was Autotune.. there was a thing called “Talent”. Long Live ROCK! _Jay_ http://fb.me/2YFDYOJNb
10:44 AM · Feb 13, 2014·Facebook

Twitter
🦋🔸JD Magick🔸🦋
@JD_Magick
Before there was auto-tune ... there was talent. It applies to ALL genres. ☕💜💋 #EverydayWizdom #EatYourPickleFool #Truth #Skills #SelfDiscipline #RespectTheMusic https://instagram.com/p/BnR2jvKlK52/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=1ki4f625nbthg
6:04 PM · Sep 3, 2018·Instagram

Twitter
C-Note Productions
@CNOTEPROCAN
Before there was autotune, there was talent.
10:00 AM · Nov 3, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
💋THE GREEK REDHED💋
@TheGreekRedHed
Replying to @angiemoshonas
😂😂😂 that’s about right!
However , before there was auto tune, there was talent ! Real music, real musicianship 💜
1:14 AM · Oct 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
Purple Forever Love
January 7, 2020 at 10:17 PM ·
Before There Was Autotune There Was Talent. If You Want 2 Hear Real Music Listen To Prince! ❤ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmEFhC2q2hw…
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
BEFORE THERE
WAS AUTOTUNE
THERE WAS TALENT

Twitter
PPB
@Mars_Marathon
🤔
“Before there was autotune.....
there was talent.”
(11 yo MJ)
5:40 AM · Jan 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mark Green
@Markgreen433
Friday Feels....one of my (many) favourite songs, but with a twist.
Before there was auto-tune, there was talent!
https://youtu.be/kCZKAxDoUwE
3:16 PM · Jun 5, 2020·Twitter for Android

Facebook
The Ultimate ‘80s Page
September 7, 2022 at 9:42 AM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Before there was
auto-tune
There was talent.

Twitter
altNOAA
@altNOAA
Listening to Queen (the Mercury variety) and am reminded that before there was auto tune, there was just talent.
10:33 PM · Sep 9, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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