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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. Today, Lea is accompanied in studio by pianist Tony Tamburello. In honor of Cole Porter's 100th birthday, they perform several of the songwriter's compositions.


Other segments from the episode on June 7, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 7, 1991: Interview with Barbara Lea and Tony Tamburello; Interview with Ken Roth; Review of the film "Jungle Fever."


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