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Brett from Fisher wrote on August 19, 2021 at 12:03 pm
I miss seeing Ida and feeling her gorgeous music. I hope you are well and happy. You have improved my mood and quality of life since the 1980’s in Waldo. Currently the building is another bar and grill. Back then we could enjoy “steak night” and be mesmerized by Miss Ida.
Desdia Clarke from Jetmore wrote on June 3, 2021 at 1:57 pm
In 1991 when I turned 21 I was asked what I wanted to do for my birthday. Ida was staring in a play at the American Heartland Theater. That is what I did for my 21st birthday. I had snuck into a few places before I was 21 to listen to Ida perform. I would really love to know what the name of that play was though. I'm 50 years old now and still tell people about the play and how if they ever get to Kansas City they need to go hear Ida. I'm from Kansas City, born and raised.
Jim from Kansas City wrote on April 16, 2021 at 2:16 pm
Ida was a sweetheart. I was a young line cook at Mr. Putsches on the Plaza and would bring her popover sandwiches made with prime rib. After the kitchen closed I would sit in the bar storeroom and listen to her sing till closing. She is the best!
Danny Rowland from Arlington wrote on November 24, 2020 at 7:42 am
I first met Ida at Linwood Super where she was a frequent and honored shopper. Ida is a legend and a class act. I love her sound and her talent.
Tim from OP wrote on October 15, 2020 at 11:51 pm
Are you and the Blue Room still providing unbelievable music on third Saturdays?

If so, what time does your show start and end?

Who would you most like to visit with today if it were possible? Julia Lee or Mary Lou Williams and why?
Jim B from Raymore, MO wrote on August 25, 2016 at 3:05 am
Ms. Ida:

I used to enjoy seeing you at The Point in the late 80's and at Quincy's in the Adams Mark in the late 80's and early 90's I think. I had a chance to speak with you at Quincy's and really enjoyed your performances. I hope this note finds you well.
Wally from Racine Wisconsin wrote on July 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm
A very dear friend is playing a CD that you personally signed for her eight years ago and it is a real gem as I hear it for the first time. Will be watching to see if you drift this far East cause I really would enjoy experiencing your music.....thank you.
Wally from Racine Wisconsin wrote on July 26, 2016 at 8:43 pm
A very dear friend is playing a CD that you personally signed for her eight years ago and it is a real gem as I hear it for the first time. Will be watching to see if you drift this far East cause I really would enjoy experiencing your music.....thank you.
Joann from Lexington, KY wrote on March 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm
"I wish you well", always.  @KSGirlinKY
Marilyn Sagehorn from Ottawa Kansas wrote on August 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm
Dear Ida  I called you several times, left you messages and phone # to return call.  Love to hear from you.
Marilyn K Sagehorn,
I am using my daughters Lisa's email address.
Keen from NC wrote on February 25, 2014 at 5:05 am
Hello hello Hello.... I was just visiting as I told you I would! It was a joy meeting with you today for the brief time we did speak! I am happy to have helped! My Adobe is not working properly so i have to come back again to hear a few tunes... Wish you all the best and have a wonderful day...
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Leesa Gavin from Lee's Summit wrote on August 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm
I received your ring from a friend of yours. Her name is Kathleen Brown. I love your voice, you are fantastic! It fits perfect. Great taste.
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Philip Brooks from Philadelphia wrote on July 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm
Dear Ms. McBeth,
We used to see you regularly in Kansas City.
Now we live in Philadelphia. Â Are you planning any performances on the east coast. Â We would love to see you here!!
Lynda Huskey McClelland from Kansas City wrote on February 9, 2013 at 5:09 am
My girl, you look great. I sent you an email with a special request. I know that I have high expectations, but what is a girl to do when she is calling out all the stops?
I love you today just like yesterday and back at Wyandotte High School.
Blessings my friend
Jamie from Oceanside CA wrote on November 20, 2012 at 8:16 pm
I was looking around I tunes for Paul Williams songs done by other artists and came across your version of "You and Me Against the World." Listened to the preview. Immediately bought the song. Sat back and listened to the song. Wow. Wow. Wow. So moving. It was a postively transforming experience. I can't believe I've never heard of you before. What artistry. Just sublime. Thank you so much. It was simply lovely.
Ted Decker from Perry, Ks wrote on April 14, 2012 at 3:21 am
Hi Ida, Sweet Inspiration. Â I was the guy that gave you the wine on your birthday at the Blue Room and the Aretha Franklin card. Â I have all your your CD's, wish you had a new one.
Glover W. Brown from Jefferson City, MO 65109 wrote on November 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm
Thank you for using what God gave you; a unique voice, with the rare ability to be a legenday song stylist such as the likes of Gladys Knight, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, and Ms. Lena Horne.Â
Words could not truly describe the sensation of hearing you perform, but if I may try, let me use words like Magnificent, captivating, spell binding, and I could go on and on. .
Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to experience the Greatness known as Ms Ida McBeth.
Charlene from Topeka Ks wrote on September 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Hey Miss Lady, Its Charlene way back from the Jazz Cafe in Topeka. I just have to tell you how beautiful you are looking these days. Im all grown now and hoping to come see you on the 18th of September. Take care
michael coates from arkansas wrote on January 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm
hello ida! this is michael coates from the starker's days, the point, plaza3, artris and bruce and danny...! whats going on? looks like you are still taking the city by storm! bless you and yours! so many memories! so many good times! havent been home in years but will make sure i reach you when i get a chance to return! may GOD continue to bless you!
jim from Blanton wrote on December 29, 2010 at 2:38 am
Ida: Â I have enjoyed your music for years and still do here from Seattle. Â my reason for sending this message is to ask if you are familiar with a marvelous street musician I met a year or so at the Farmer's Mkt. Â He plays the flute and belted out a rendition of Hubert Law's "Land of Passion" and his is name is Marvin Hollingshead (sp). Â I was very taken with his abilities with the flute. Â He should be performing with some of the jazz groups around the KC area.
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