Monthly Archives: September 2003

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Updates and Tid-Bettes….

Mister D fell asleep after listening to Bette’s new CD over and over again…drunken from too much of a good thang….so does everybody like the new CD???? LOL Okay, I gotta go to bed but:

Bette is supposed to be on Access Hollywood tomorrow…check your local listings (!!) Thank you Tammy for the alert!

Don’t forget the second part of the Today show’s segment with Bette performing live in the plaza with guest, Barry Manilow….where the 2 BM’s will let loose on the stage…(sorry, had to go there:-)) This should be a real treat. Those that get to go, please send pics or at least share them with a friend or two… Read More

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CD Review: U-Bulletin

Bette Midler, “Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook” ‘ — Rosemary Clooney is one of America’s beloved singers. With Midler on vocals and Barry Manilow working behind the scenes, the pair release a heartfelt tribute to the late songstress. Manilow does “A Slow Boat to China,” ‘ and Linda Ronstadt prepares a fun duet with Midler on “Sisters.” ‘

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The “Today Show” Appearance for Tuesday

Mister D: Thanks for the detail my little Maniloonie:

It was about 8 minutes long, and had been taped sometime before today. She
wasn’t in the studio today. From my scribbled notes:

Bette met Rosie in the early 80s and she was wonderful to Bette. Her voice was
honey. She had tremendous entonation. A great sense of humor. Just a
wonderful package.

She talks about the songs on the CD. Loves the duets. Always wanted to sing
with Linda Ronstadt. Terrified to sing “White Christmas” because when Rosie
sang it she made it almost impossible for anyone to sing it any better. Read More

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CD REVIEW: Cincinatti Post

Midler delivers the songs of ‘girl singer’ pal Clooney
By Rick Bird
Post staff reporter

Bette Midler, “Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook”

The Divine Miss M is out with the first tribute album to Rosemary Clooney since Clooney’s death last year, and while the effort is not totally divine it does have plenty of pleasing moments.

The effort was arranged and produced by Barry Manilow, who produced Midler’s earliest albums and also performed with Clooney on some projects in the ’90s. Read More

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Monday, September 29, 2003

Another Review: Midler/Clooney CD

BETTE MIDLER
Bette Midler Sings the Songs of Rosemary Clooney (Columbia Records)
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
Gene Stout

The late Rosemary Clooney — yep, George Clooney’s aunt — was among the top female vocalists of the 1950s. Bette Midler pays tribute to the warm and sometimes swinging songstress in an album that reunites Midler with her original piano accompanist and musical director, Barry Manilow. Together, M&M offer a sentimental look at the Clooney era with well-orchestrated versions “This Ole House,” “Hey There” and “Mambo Italiano,” as well as pop classics “Tenderly,” “Come on-a My House,” “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” and, of course, “White Christmas” — just in time for the pre-Christmas buying season. (Gene Stout) Read More

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First Review From A True Blue Fan: Herb

Seems Herb got a early present from some generous friends that know he’s a little nutso for our gal Ms. M:-) Here are his exact words on the new CD:

“Oh my God, the new CD is just incredible. Bette uses her really husky voice ala her first two CD’s and really stretches her long vowels. You’ll Never Know opens with a beautiful occapella and then brings the orchestra slowly into it.
The sound quality is better than any other Midler CD and there are notes of admiration about Clooney and each other from Bette and Barry. It is just incredible. Herb” Read More

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Tidbit from the Manilow Message Board…

Snipped from the BarryNet board Sept. 29:

Katie and Matt referring to Barry being on with Bette for Wednesday, and that they were interviewing Bette Tuesday, and performing with Barry on Wednesday. They discussed how the two started out together, then had a tiff, and reunited since and now collaborated on the tribute album.

Thanks to my very own private Maniloonie ( I hope that’s a term of endearment…I saw that somehere in a club:-))

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More Reviews: Barnes and Noble

Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook
Barnes & Noble

Bette Midler and Barry Manilow — contemporary musical legends touched by the personal warmth and grand vocal artistry of the late Rosemary Clooney — have come together to pay homage to one of the greatest and most beloved American singers. Although he does sing on one of the album’s tracks (“A Slow Boat to China”), Manilow mainly sticks to behind-the-scenes roles as producer and arranger; the spotlight remains on Midler’s still strong, spunky, and affecting vocals. Clooney put her stamp on some endearing and enduring material over the years, and here Midler turns her sights on such signature numbers as the touching ballads “Hey There,” and “Tenderly,” as well as the humorous hits “Come On-a My House” and “Mambo Italiano.” (Linda Ronstadt has fun dueting with Midler on “Sisters”). As heartfelt as it is well executed, this pleasurable tribute reflects well on Midler, Manilow, and the absent lady of the hour, Rosemary Clooney. William Pearl Read More

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Sunday, September 28, 2003

Tour Update: More Cities on The Tour List, but No dates

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Photograper Bob Scott, who has photgraphed Ms. Midler in the past, sent this ad taken from a California newspaper and sent it to Darrell, who forwarded it to me…..it’s hard to read the writing from the ad so Mr. Scott wrote them down, but this is what it says…:

Minneapolis, MN
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH (Already knew this one, thank you, Joe!!!)
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, LF
Columbia, SC
Greensboro, NC
Uncasville, CT
Uniondale, NY
Toronto, Canada
Cleveland, OH
Detriot, MI
Philadelphia, PA
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Add Another Tour Date to the List…Columbus, OH

We’ve heard about the Washington New Years Eve date…but I just received this from a BLB reader…Joe W., whom I am so grateful, too. He has a friend that is a promotional director for a radio station in Columbus, OH who states that the “Bette Tour is confirmed for Saturday, December 13th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus.”

So there you go….thank you for the info, Joe! (and thank you’re friend)

Love, Mister D

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