Tag Archives: Jazz

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Greatest Ears In Town (Bette Midler and Marc Shaiman)

Here’s a song many may not know about. It was written by Bette Midler, Barry Gibb (from the Bee Gees, and Marc Shaiman (Bette’s long time piano accompanist and co-writer, and dear friend. It was written as a tribute to Arif Mardin, the producer, who was very instrumental in her recording career. He died shortly after the release of the album in 2006. It was called “All My Friends Are Here.” A documentary was released, as well, entitled “The Greatest Ears In Town. You should check out both. Don Read More

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

BetteBack April 1974: Bette Midler by Bette Midler

Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic)
April 1974

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ALL THIS diverse material – old Broadway show tunes, a Phil Spector classic, a Wardell Gray jazz novelty, soul songs, Dylan – you can almost hear those presenting Bette murmuring, “See how versatile she is?”

The singer herself doesn’t project that sort of pretension, but her unfortunate misunderstanding of the material, her inability or unwillingness to distinguish between the real and the artificial, the astigmatism that has her seeing camp as humor and pathos as tragedy are all as insidious as the adulation of her adoring audience. Yes, she does lots of different types of songs. But she does nearly all of them wrong. Read More

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"Find your Light; They can't love you if they can't see you" ~ Bette Midler



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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Shayna Steele is back with a new album

Sun Herald
Shayna Steele is back with a new album
New York songstress from Biloxi has new album
BY TAMMY SMITH
tmsmith@sunherald.comApril 11, 2015

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Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2015/04/11/6171084/shayna-steele-is-back-with-a-new.html#storylink=cpy

Actress, vocalist, songwriter. From Biloxi to New York and around the world, Shayna Steele has made the progression and steadily carved her career niche. With the release of her new album, “Rise,” Steele is defining her voice in the world of jazz. Read More

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"Find your Light; They can't love you if they can't see you" ~ Bette Midler



* Access the monthly Bette Midler Jukebox: Click Here

This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Books: Lowside of the Road

The Independent
Lowside of the Road, By Barney Hoskyns
By Reviewed by Brandon Robshaw
May 16, 2010

Lowside of the Road, By Barney Hoskyns By Reviewed by Brandon Robshaw Tom Waits is a notoriously difficult interviewee, and not only refused to be interviewed for this biography, but instructed Keith Richards, who’s worked with Waits, not to let Hoskyns interview him either. Nevertheless, by talking to those of Waits’ friends who were prepared to go on record, drawing on two magazine interviews he conducted with Waits in 1985 and 1999, and above all by detailed analysis of his songs, Hoskyns has put together a convincing portrait. Read More

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"Find your Light; They can't love you if they can't see you" ~ Bette Midler



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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com