THE DIVINE MISS M. -Betle Midler, Atlantic – At last a new female VOICE on the scene, Joplin is gone, Carole King is nice but not unusual and Barbra Streisand is… well, not enough. Not just a singer, ‘Miss M’ is an entertainer and this album shows her off well.
Oldies, yes, but they become new when Bette Midler does them. Leon Russell‘s “Superstar” is perfection. And “Am IÂ Blue” is near it.
The lady’s been appearing recently on the Johnny Carson “Tonight. Show” and “The Divine Miss M,” coupled with theseÂ appearances may make her a new star soon. Pick up on her earlyâ€”you’ll be glad you did. UC