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  (in credits order)

Barbra Streisand ... Herself

Ray Charles ... Himself
Martin Erlichman ... Washing Machine Player

Directed by
Dwight Hemion 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Gelbart  dialogue written by
Ken Welch  dialogue written by
Mitzie Welch  dialogue written by

Produced by
Martin Erlichman .... executive producer
Bill Glaze .... associate producer
Dwight Hemion .... producer
Joe Layton .... associate producer
Gary Smith .... producer
Film Editing by
John Hawkins (video tape editor)
Art Direction by
Brian Bartholomew 
Production Management
Bill Glaze .... unit production manager
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Grant .... camera operator
Music Department
Jack Parnell .... musical director
Ken Welch .... special musical material
Mitzie Welch .... special musical material

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Also Known As:
"Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments" - USA (DVD box title)
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52 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Streisand working hard to enliven a somewhat uneasy musical showcase..., 25 February 2006
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

This one-hour television special from Barbra Streisand and the CBS network is incredibly busy--but not always lively. Part one (built around the almost-endearing concept of utilizing one song, "I Got Rhythm", in different musical formats) has La Streisand changing costumes, hairstyles and personas to become different tantalizing women from around the globe. Barbra enchants viewers with unabashed seductiveness, but the visual and musical design doesn't lift off, and one may get restless with the fanciful conceit. Eventually, we get to the good stuff: Streisand's duet with Ray Charles on "Cryin' Time" is a highlight, and the star is in sensational voice on the emotionally-charged but difficult "I Never Has Seen Snow". Still, her chit-chat between songs lacks flair, and the attempts at humor (with a temperamental computer and also a set full of noisy household appliances) are uneasy. The closer, "The Sweetest Sounds", has a beautiful, cooing chorus, and Streisand lets her hair down (literally) on the uptempo "Sweet Inspiration" (which maybe could have stood a bit more polish). Barbra allows the camera to come in close--very, very close--to her celebrated profile, yet her imperiousness is still sometimes hard to crack.

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