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Kansas City's Ida McBeth


Versatile singer Ida McBeth has been serving up jazz, blues, soul and funk to Kansas City audiences for 30 years. Note: Ida McBeth kicks off MAAA's Live in the Crossroads series on June 1, 7 - 9 pm at 2018 Baltimore.

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. In November, McBeth released her fourth CD, "Live on the Vine." 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

This story originally aired on KCUR in November 2006.

Lee Ingalls is KCUR's morning newscaster and the jazz critic for KCUR's Up to Date.