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BetteBack 1974: Miss M’s Top 10 Favorite Albums

Altoona Mirror Bette Midler: My Ten Favorite Records January 5, 1974 Who else but The Divine Miss M can carry off singing the Andrews Sisters‘ “Boogie Woogle Bugle Boy” and contemporary writer Alex Harvey’s “Delta Dawn” with equal talent, verve and sensitivity? Of her own taste in music, she says: “Aretha Franklin is my all-time favorite singer. If I could make my list longer, I’d add live recordings by Glenn Miller and Martha Raye. Bette Midler: My Ten Favorite Records 1. Unforgettable: Tribute to Dinah Washington by Aretha Franklin (Columbia) 2. Lady in Satin by Bille Holiday (Columbia) 3. Gonna Take a Miracle by Laura Nyro (Columbia) 4. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones (London) 5. Greatest Hits by The Jackson Five (Motown) 6. Every album by Bob Dylan (Columbia) 7. Abbey Road by The Beatles (Apple) 8. A 25 Annivenary in Show Business Salute to Ray Charles: His Ail-Time Great Performance by Ray Charles (ABC) 9. Music of My Mind by Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 10. Hottest New Group in Jazz by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross (Columbia) -Interviewed by Loraine Alterman
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