Vocalist Myra Taylor is a veteran of the original Kansas City swing sound and started out singing and dancing in the early 1930s on 18th and Vine. Throughout her long career, she's shared the stage with Jay McShann, Sarah Vaughan, Nat "King" Cole, and many others. Taylor continues to perform in her hometown often as part of the quartet known as the Wild Women of Kansas City. Myra Taylor turns 89 on Friday, February 24.
By Chuck Haddix (host of KCUR's The Fish Fry), edited by Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Missouri – Friday 2/24/06 Triple Show
89th Birthday Bash for Myra Taylor
2715 Rochester, Kansas City Missouri
The interview was edited by Laura Spencer, with special thanks to Michael Byars for engineering the interview and making the recording available.