The Toronto Star
BARRY MANILOW’S FIVE FAVE SINGERS
August 18, 2011
Bette Midler – She can sing any kind of song and do it beautifully. And she taught me everything I know about showmanship.
Frank Sinatra – He wasn’t just a great singer, he knew how to pick great songs. That was part of his strength.
Ella Fitzgerald – She didn’t seem like a swinging lady until she started singing and then there was nobody cooler.
Rosemary Clooney – Especially in her later years, she always sang from the heart and there’s nothing that beats that.
Peggy Lee – Was there ever a sexier vocalist? I don’t think so. She knew how to fill a lyric with innuendo but always kept it classy.