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21:01

Singer Barbara Lea Pays Tribute to Cole Porter

Lea joins Fresh Air with a musical tribute to Cole Porter. She had her start singing in the 1950s in Boston and then moved to New York where she recorded her first album in 1955 to critical acclaim. She dropped out of singing for a while but made a comeback during the 70s in New York's cabaret world. Lea is accompanied by pianist Tony Tamburello. He was Sinatra's rehearsal pianist and was on the road accompanying Tony Bennett for 21 years. (REBROADCAST FROM 6/07/91)

21:02

Singer Barbara Lea Pays Tribute to Cole Porter

Lea started singing in the 1950s; she recorded her first album in 1955 to critical acclaim. After a hiatus from music, she made a comeback during the 70s in New York's cabaret world. This concert with Lea and pianist Tony Tamburello was recorded in 1991, in celebration of Cole Porter's 100th birthday.

21:25

Singer Barbara Lea Pays Tribute to Cole Porter.

Singer Barbara Lea ("lee") with a musical tribute to Cole Porter. She had her start singing in the 1950s in Boston and then moved to New York where she recorded her first album in 1955 to critical acclaim. She dropped out of singing for a while but made a comeback during the 70s in New York's cabaret world. Nat Hentoff, in "The Nation," wrote, "her phrasing is easily personal...

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