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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells!

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells!

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

BetteBackJuly 28, 1973: Bette Midler Has A Major Fan

Mt Vernon Register News
July 28, 1973

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Dear Bette Midler fans, you have exalted company, Bing Crosby, who says he has never met the lady in person, thinks she is a major vocal talent. P.S. ABC will star her in a special next winter.

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Accentuate The Positive – Bette Midler & Bing Crosby – From “The Bing Crosby Special” March 20, 1977 | BootLeg Betty Read More

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Top 10: Narcissistic, Self-congratulatory, Humblebraggy, Sick-making Ballads

Independent
The Top 10: Narcissistic, Self-congratulatory, Humblebraggy, Sick-making Ballads
By John Rentoul
December 10, 2016

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For reasons known to himself, Damian Counsell conducted a poll on Twitter recently asking people to choose the “most narcissistic, self-congratulatory, humblebraggy, sick-making ballad of modern times”, offering a choice of the first four of this list. Number four won by a landslide, but I thought this selection too limited and offered to expand it to 10.

1. “Greatest Love Of All”, George Benson 1977, Whitney Houston 1985. Read More

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Monday, December 5, 2016

The December Bette Midler Jukebox Is Open

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The December Bette Midler Jukebox Is Open – stocked full of all kinds of Bette Midler music, especially music for the season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

BetteBack March 28, 1973: Bette Midler Hits Oklahoma

Lawton Constitiution
March 28, 1973

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The Divine Miss M” played to a near capacity house in Oklahoma City‘s Music Hall Sunday evening. Not even Carol Channing drew the ‘thundering ovations given Miss M.

The audience (young and middle aged) gave the orange haired singer standing ovations (the spontaneous variety), during her numbers, at the end of the first portion of the show, and a 10-minute one at the conclusion.

Never have I seen such crowd adoration, at-a concert in Oklahoma. It was reminiscent of the Judy Garland days, even though “The Divine Miss M” in no way can be compared with the late star. Read More

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Monday, February 8, 2016

BetteBack September 25, 1993: Bette Midler Sings “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” For Jules Styne At ETD

Indiana Gazette
September 25, 1993

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Bette Midler has been killing them nightly with her rendition of “Rose’s Turn” from the monumental Broadway musical, “Gypsy.” She usually doesn’t sing that other classic, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” from the same great hit show.

But the other night, Bette announced from Radio City Music Hall‘s stage that she would sing “Roses” for the man who wrote it. She introduced Jule Styne and asked him to stand up. The audience treated Styne like a pop star and lines of fans gathered near his seat at intermission. (This fabulous, venerable man of music will soon have his version of “The Red Shoes” opening on Broadway.) Read More

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Latest: Midler, McGraw among stars honoring Glenn Frey

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The Latest: Midler, McGraw among stars honoring Glenn Frey
January 19, 2016

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NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the death of Glenn Frey, a co-founder of the rock band the Eagles (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

Bette Midler, Tim McGraw and Steve Martin are among the celebrities paying tribute to Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey.

Frey died Monday in New York at age 67.

Midler posted on Twitter that Frey’s songs perfectly captured the days of 1970s Los Angeles.

Country star McGraw tweets that Frey’s music was “personally inspirational” and he leaves a timeless legacy. Read More

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bette Midler: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

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Bette Midler: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)
By PPcorn – Jan 9, 2016

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Bette Midler is one of the most multi-talented humans on the planet. Midler may be 70 years old, but the prominent actress, singer and comedian shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. However, despite the fact that Midler has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Bette Midler. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon! Read More

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’: An Ode to Seasonal Melancholy


Welcome to The 12 Days of Christmas Songs: an attempt to uncover the forgotten history of some of the most memorable festive tunes. From December 14 through 25, we’ll be tackling one secular song and one holy song each day.

“There’s no place like home” is a quote from a very different Judy Garland movie, but it encapsulates the spirit of Meet Me in St. Louis just as well. In the 1944 musical, Garland’s character, Esther, is the second-oldest daughter to the Smith family, living happily in St. Louis until her father is called to relocate to New York for work. On Christmas Eve, Esther comes home from a holiday ball to find her younger sister worrying Santa won’t be able to find them after the move. Read More

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

‘Mele Kalikimaka’: A Holiday Humblebrag

The Atlantic
‘Mele Kalikimaka’: A Holiday Humblebrag
BY LENIKA CRUZ
December 20, 2015

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There are two ways to interpret the lyrics of “Mele Kalikimaka,” the 1949 classic Christmas tune that’s been covered by everyone from the Honolulu-born Bette Midler to Seth McFarlane. The first is to view the song through the lens of aloha, a Hawaiian word that essentially means love, peace, joy, and compassion. That is, the well-wishers are simply sharing their culture with non-islanders .After all, this feeling of warmth and hospitality comes through in Bing Crosby’s version with The Andrews Sisters, perhaps the most famous and beloved cover(Crosby’s voice is basically synonymous with the sound of Christmas, anyway). It’s there in the slower, sleepier, and lesser-known version by Don Ho, the Hawaiian singer better known for his song “Tiny Bubbles.” The second interpretation finds a bit more quiet hubris in the lyrics, which have an undeniably humblebrag-y component to them:

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say Merry Christmas to you

Those words—softened by the gentle, dreamy twang of the ukulele, by the peppy cadence—come off as a challenge, even if unwittingly. What, the song might as well ask, exactly is so great about your “White Christmas”? Read More

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