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BetteBack January 5, 1974: Bette Midler – My Ten Favorite Records

St Joseph Herald Press
January 5, 1974

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Who else but The Divine Miss M can carry off singing the Andrews Sisters‘ “Boogie Woogie 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 Ray.

Bette Midler: My Ten Favorite Records

1. Unforgettable: Tribute lo Dinah Washington by Aretha Franklin (Columbia)
2. Lady in Satin by Billie 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 25th Anniversary in Show Business Salute to Ray Charles: His All-Time Great Performances 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)

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