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Baby Jane Dexter: Big, Bad & Blue: Live!

For her huge voice, bluesy bawdiness, and visceral, tale-telling vocal style, Baby Jane Dexter has been compared to Bette Midler. Similarities don’t end there. They both launched their careers in seedy venues-Midler, in the bath houses; Baby Jane in a New York strip club.

Born to a white upper-middle-class Long Island family, Dexter displayed talent at a young age. By the 1970s, the big woman with the big voice was headlining at top Manhattan cabarets, captivating fans with her emotional intensity, wacky wit, broad repertoire, and gospel-shout delivery. Then she took a ten-year hiatus.

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