Barbara McNair ~ Front Row Center

September 18, 2012
John Thomas
Barbara McNair
TECaid Recording Studios Co, Inc.
Producer: John Thomas
Number of discs: 1

This Special Edition features a live interview with Barbara McNair and her Nephew reflecting back on her lifetime memories! The theater is crowded, the houselights are still on and the expectant audience chatters gaily. Then, as someone backstage touches the rheostat, the houselights dim and the footlights flash on. There is a sudden hush, latecomers quietly slide into their seats, and the curtain parts… This is the first of many magic moments for theatergoers and performers alike. From this point on, many such moments follow in miraculously precise sequence, and countless surprises and delights pass before their eyes and ears. Barbara McNair – with the aid of a magnificent voice, and magnetic personal appeal, and high fidelity – melodically places you Front Row Center, and unfolds an album-sized collection of magical moments in many moods from several great Broadway musicals. On the lighter side, Miss McNair sings the joyful If I Were A Bell, from “Guys And Dolls”; Cole Porter’s ribald Always True To You In My Fashion, from “Kiss Me Kate”; Whatever Lola Wants, from “Damn Yankees”; and displays her delightful sense of humor in the ever-popular My Heart Belongs To Daddy, She displays her flair for drama in the ultra sophisticated The Party’s Over, from the current hit “Bells Are Ringing”; the poignant Hello Young Lovers, from “The King And I”; and the romantic favorites Old Devil Moon, from “Finian’s Rainbow”; and I’ve Got A Crush On You, from “Strike Up The Band”. Barbara McNair – who possesses the admirable combination of striking beauty, irresistible personality and outstanding talent – was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. Like so many young stars, Barbara owes her first significant break to Arthur Godfrey, who featured her on his morning shows after she won on his “Talent Scout” TV Show. Making her nightclub debut at the Village Vanguard in New York, she went on to “The Blue Angel,” another famous New York nitery; The Vanity Fair in Miami Beach; The Macombo in Hollywood; and many other famous hotels and night clubs throughout the country and world. And now, as Miss Barbara McNair sings to you… any seat in the house is Front Row Center.

This Special Edition CD includes a personal Interview of Barbara & Her Nephew John Thomas, reflecting back on earlier years…

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