Terri White, the vocally-electrifying actress remembered as Joice Heth in Broadway's Barnum, will release a new album, "The Lady's Got to Sing," July 9.
Most recently, White appeared as Honey Lou in the 1999 Miami and Cleveland tryouts of the new Finian's Rainbow, singing "Necessity," which did not make it on the disc, but "Old Devil Moon" (a Finian's hit) does appear.
The songlist also includes "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Summertime," "Call It Stormy Monday," "God Bless the Child," "Everything Must Change," "Route 66," "Old Devil Moon," "You've Changed," "Drinking Again," "Here's to Life," "The Lady's Got to Sing" (written by White and her musical director, Bobby Peaco) and "Mama, a Rainbow."
Bobby Peaco is on piano, Dan Gross is on drums, John Arbo on bass and Baron Raymonde on sax.
"I'm totally blessed with these guys," White told Playbill On-Line. The disc is on the Old Hat Productions label. -- By Kenneth Jones