Lincoln Evening Journal
January 2, 1974
The album Bette Midler (Atlantic SD-7270) is out of another era. And it’s a gas.
She’s the vamp of the 70’s. but brings back the sound and feel of the music of the 30’s.
The album has a socko impact with a sleepy acquiescence that only Miss Midler can provide.
Her style combines a smooth flowing ease and lackadaisical feel, if that’s possible.
And then she turns around and gives a soulful black interpretation to “Higher and Higher.” She does a fine job on an old Kurt Weill torch tune entitled “Surabaya Johnny.”