Bette Midler Sings Rosemary Clooney

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Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook' was released under a one-album deal with Columbia. Midler says that, for the moment, she's not thinking of her next album but trying to stay in the moment and take things 'a day at a time' and focus on the tour. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2003 CD release of 'Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook' on Discogs. No Frills is the sixth studio album by American singer Bette Midler, released on Atlantic Records in 1983. No Frills was Midler's first studio album in four years, following the movies The Rose, Divine Madness! And Jinxed!The rock and new wave influenced album was produced by Chuck Plotkin, best known for his work with Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and included three single releases; the.

Cabaret icon Bette Midler reunites with her old piano partner Barry Manilow for the first time in over 30 years to toast one of their mutual idols on Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook. Clooney was one of the top jazz/pop vocalists of the '50s whose clear, bright tone, impeccable melodicism, and smiling, girl-next-door image came together to make classics out of tunes like 'In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening' and 'Hey There' -- both covered here. In that tradition, Midler's plucky blonde persona and genre-crossing style and Manilow's modern day blend of Mercer and Porter make this album work -- most of the time. Mostly what you get is the Divine Miss M and 'Mister Manila,' as Midler affectionately refers to Manilow, returning to their '70s New York roots on 'On a Slow Boat to China,' a solid and classy version of 'Sisters' with Linda Ronstadt taking the Betty Clooney role, and a very Dixie Chicks-esque contemporary bluegrass reworking of 'This Ole House.' Least of all, you get limp, hip-hop-lite arrangements of 'Come On-A My House' and 'Mambo Italiano,' which only serve to drain the songs of any swing and makes the twee-period lyrics all the more cloying. Nonetheless, Midler -- who can carry a tune on personality alone -- sounds elegant and alive here and Manilow's classy orchestral arrangements frame the proceedings with the urbane glow of nostalgia for a time -- be it the '50s or the '70s -- when a big band, a great song, and blonde with a nice voice were all you needed for a good time.
Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook
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ReleasedOctober 25, 2005
ProducerBarry Manilow & David BensonExecutive Producers Jay Landers & Gary Kief
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Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook is an album by Bette Midler, produced by Barry Manilow as a follow-up to their Grammy-nominated Rosemary Clooney songbook. Released in 2005, the Peggy Lee tribute was Midler's first album produced in the DualDisc format, although the DVD features were limited to a few short video clips; the initial release was affected by Extended Copy Protection technology.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. 'Fever' (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) – 3:38
  2. 'Alright, Okay, You Win' (Mayme Watts, Sid Wyche) – 2:48
  3. 'I Love Being Here With You' (Peggy Lee, Frank Loesser, Bill Schluger) – 2:46
    • Duet With Barry Manilow
  4. 'Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe' (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 4:54
  5. 'Is That All There Is?' (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 4:26
  6. 'I'm a Woman' (Leiber, Stoller) – 2:28
  7. 'He's a Tramp' (Sonny Burke, Lee) – 2:39
  8. 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill' (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 3:07
  9. 'Big Spender' (Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) – 2:18
  10. 'Mr. Wonderful' (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) – 4:33
  11. 'He Needs Me' (Arthur Hamilton) – 4:09 [Bonus Track on CDs sold at Barnes & Noble]

Fever was remixed by L.E.X and reached #4 on the Billboard Dance Club Play charts in 2006.


Chart (2005)Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[3]41
US Billboard 200[4]10


  1. ^AllMusic Review
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  3. ^'Bette Midler Artist Official Charts'. UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  4. ^'Bette Midler Chart History (Billboard 200)'. Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

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