Tag Archives: Lyrics

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Did You Know Bette Midler Contributed Lyrics To Dr. John’s Classic Hit “Right Place, Wrong Time”? (Video Included) – One Of My All Time Favorite Songs!

Offbear Magazine
300 Songs For 300 Years: Keyboardists
MAY 9, 2018by: BRETT MILANO

Jerry Wexler, Bette Midler, and Dr John

“Right Place, Wrong Time”
Dr. John, 1973

This track was a high-water mark for New Orleans music in the ’70s, putting Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and the Meters into the Top Ten at once (the single peaked at number nine). Unlike all other Dr. John albums, the two he made with Toussaint (In the Right Place and Desitively Bonnaroo) were full collaborations that featured Rebennack mainly just as writer and singer; the funky electric piano on this song was Toussaint and the Meters provided the groove (the guitar solo was a New York session guy, David Spinozza). The Doctor had some high-profile help with the lyrics pf this song: According to his autobiography, Bob Dylan came up with “I was on the right trip, but it must have been the wrong car”; Bette Midler followed with “My head was in a bad place, I don’t know what it’s there for”; Texas legend Doug Sahm kicked some words in as well. The daring-for-the-charts line about “the right vein, must have been the wrong arm” was apparently Rebennack’s own. He also claimed that the line about “needing a little brain salad surgery” (yes, the line Emerson, Lake & Palmer borrowed for an album title) was Ninth Ward neighborhood slang for oral sex, but it’s hard to imagine anybody else dreaming that one up. Read More

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Audio: Bette Midler – You’re Moving Out Today UK Single Version (Yes, It Sounds Different In Some Ways)

Mister D: I’m not sure about the first half of the song, but the last verse I heard differences in phonetics, harmony, and maybe listening again a little looser vibe. Also the vocals seemed more out front.

“You’re Moving Out Today”

I stayed out late one night and you moved in.
I didn’t mind ’cause of the state you were in.
May I remind you that it’s been a year since then?

Today the landlady, she said to me,
“Your loony friend just made a pass at me.”
Perhaps you might enjoy a cottage by the sea. Read More

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

200-plus artists join chorus for CLASSICS Act

Wisconsin Gazette
200-plus artists join chorus for CLASSICS Act
By Lisa Neff, Staff writer Mar 10, 2018

Musicians are calling on Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act to remedy a digital royalties problem.

More than 200 musical artists make up the chorus calling on Congress to close a loophole allowing digital radio to play pre–1972 recordings without paying royalties.

The list of musicians in the coalition begins with Abdul “Duke” Fakir and ends with Yes.

Just a sampling of other signers: Alice Cooper, Arlo Guthrie, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Garth Brooks, Blue Oyster Cult, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Carlene Carter, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, James Taylor and the estates of Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams, George Harrison, Janis Joplin and Frank Sinatra. Read More

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Audio: Bette Midler – Pretty Legs And Great Big Knockers (Karaoke)

Audio: Pretty Legs And Great Big Knockers (Karaoke)

Bette Midler Pretty Legs And Big Knockers Lyrics

Pretty legs, great big knockers.
That’s what sells them tickets at the door.
Pretty legs, great big knockers.
Honey,these are real show stoppers.
That’s what keeps ’em comin’ back for more.

They love-ah love-ah these pretty legs, great big knockers.
That’s what makes ’em spend a little more.
Oooh, it ain’t the ballads, it ain’t the rockers,
it’s pretty legs and these great big knockers.
That’s what keeps ’em comin’ back for more. Read More

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Audio: Bette Midler – FOR FREE – Unreleased Studio Recording

Mister D: This song was written by one of Bette’s inspirations, Ms. Joni Mitchell. I believe it was recorded for The Divine Miss M album, but did not make the cut, unfortunately.

Bette Midler

For Free
by Joni Mitchell

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I slept last night in a good hotel
I went shopping today for jewels
The wind rushed around in the dirty town
And the children let out from the schools
I was standing on a noisy corner
Waiting for the walking green
Across the street he stood
And he played real good
On his clarinet for free Read More

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bette Midler – Hocus Pocus OST – I Put A Spell On You (Lance Fama’s Studio Version) – Audio Only With Lyrics

I Put A Spell On You

I put a spell on you
And now you’re mine.
You can’t stop the things I do.
I ain’t lyyyyyin’.

It’s been 300 years
Right down to the day,
Now the witch is back
And there’s hell to pay.

I put a spell on you
And now you’re miiiiiine!

Hello, Salem! My name’s Winifred, what’s yours?

I put a spell on you
And now you’re gone. (gone gone gone so long!)
My whammy fell on you
And it was strong. (so strong so strong so strong)

Your wretched little lives
Have all been cursed,
’cause of all the witches working
I’m the worst! Read More

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Friday, February 15, 2013

BetteBack December 1, 1977: The Origins Of “Dusty’s Tune”

Yuma Daily Sun
December 1, 1977

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The melody had been haunting Dustin Hoffman for years. Then he asked Bette Midler to write some words that would go with the tune.

“He asked me if I could write the lyrics to his melody,” Bette recalled.

“I said I could, but inside I felt nervous, because the song was so precious to him.”

Hoffman wrote the song 20 years’ago, after a girl jilted him.

He’ll be playing it – with Bette singing her own lyrics — when he appears as her guest on “The Bette Midler Special,” to be telecast on NBC Wednesday (Dec. 7). Read More

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Margaret Cho Speaks Of Bette Midler And New CD

Mister D: This little tidbit came from Tim Park’s Media Ho blog. You can read the whole interview there where Ms. Cho talks about stand-up and her new CD, Cho Dependent, if you like, and of course, it is interesting….it’s Margaret Cho! But this little snippet had to do with Bette Midler, so…I snipped it, what else!:

“It’s all kind of inspired by Bette Midler,” Cho said. “I always think of Bette Midler as a comedian, and she is not officially, but she really is. She’s a really funny performer, and yet, she has this amazing voice. Read More

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Update: Bette On The Boards


Photo: BaltoBoy Steve

Mister D: Mister D Jr. or the incomparable Darrell Redmond over at Bette on the Boards has been doing a lot of updates on his site that I have been remiss in telling you guys…some of you probably already know this, but the majority probably don’t. So head on over there. You’ll also find an edited version of my jukebox, but with rarer songs, of course, a video section, and a rare radio special. Have fun. To get there: Click Here

RECENT UPDATES

Television Appearances
The following shows have been updated

The Tonight Show – December 10, 1970 (transcripts)
The Tonight Show – November 17, 1972 (transcripts) Read More

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