Original airdate: November 2006. Versatile singer Ida McBeth has been serving up jazz, blues, soul and funk to Kansas City audiences for 30 years.
By Lee Ingalls
Kansas City, MO – Singer Ida McBeth has been a fixture on the Kansas City music scene for more than thirty years, getting her first professional job before she even was out of high school. Today she releases "Live on the Vine" her fourth CD. KCUR's Lee Ingalls sat down with McBeth to talk about her life in blues, jazz, soul and funk - and her affection for what she calls "nice nasty songs."
More information: Ida McBeth's website
Lee Ingalls is KCUR's morning newscaster and the jazz critic for KCUR's Up to Date.