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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rolling Stone Review Of It’s The Girls

Rolling Stone Midler interprets great female vocalists from the Shirelles to TLC BY Amy Rose Spiegel | November 19, 2014 720x405-bette-midler-extralarge_1412020214755 The reason to make an album of girl-group covers, as Bette Midler has here, is also the biggest challenge: Everyone loves “Be My Baby,” so you’d better nail it. The good news is that Midler has a voice that’s rich enough to reanimate any pop standard – see her showstopping version of the Shirelles’ “Baby It’s You,” which she reinvents as a gospel-flavored ballad. She cannily includes some new choices, too, like a low, silky take on TLC’s “Waterfalls” – a Nineties hit that she makes utterly her own – alongside the work of the Sixties queens. “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” is a duet with one of those royals, Darlene Love, and the album’s spirit of femme camaraderie comes through in their powerhouse harmonies and jokey just-us-girls delivery. Some of Midler’s farther reaches, like a country & western version of the Supremes‘ “You Can’t Hurry Love,” can make you wish she applied her prodigious showgirl talents to the originals a bit more straightforwardly. (Some songs will never belong at the Opry.) But at this point in her four-decade career, you have to respect Midler’s dedication to experimenting – and most of her gambles pay off, especially when she gives an extra jolt to forgotten classics like the Shangri-Las‘ “Give Him a Great Big Kiss.” And how can anyone stay mad at a tribute to femininity filled with ad-libs like “Come on, girls, let’s go grab the Early Bird”?

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    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    What kind of Bettehead are you?

    QuoteV What kind of Bettehead are you? bette-midler-hocus-pocus-11-spellbinding-hocus-pocus-facts-you-might-not-have-known This is to categorize what kind of Bettehead you are, and to let you know if you are a big enough of a Bette Midler fan to dub you a bettehead, note: just because you’ve seen beaches and like from a distance, it doesn’t make you a bettehead. To Take The Quiz: Click Here
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