This is a rarely, if ever, seen clip from the Broadway musical Applause, of Tony Award winning star Lauren Bacall singing “But Alive,” which takes place in a Greenwich Village New York gay bar. It’s very 70s, and truly a classic.
I love how Lauren Bacall’s style of singing involves yelling towards a pitch but never quite reaching it. Her enthusiasm is boundless enough to fill a thousand empty gay hearts. (via Rob Thurman)