Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook [DualDisc]

Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook [DualDisc]

by Bette Midler

DualDisc(CD/DVD)

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Overview

Having paid tribute to one of her strongest influences with the 2003 album Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook the Divine Miss M now turns her sights on another beloved icon of song: Peggy Lee. Wielding her trademark blend of tenderness and sass, Midler brings sparkle to such polished jewels of songcraft as ”I’m a Woman,” “Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe,” “The Folks Who Love on the Hill,” and “Big Spender,” reminding us of Lee’s own fine-tuned radar when it came to a great song. Wisely, Midler doesn't ignore Lee’s own contributions as a songwriter: “I Love Being Here with You,” done as a playful duet with old friend Barry Manilow, and the sparkling “He’s a Tramp” are highlights of a program stocked with memorable performances. This apparent labor of love makes you look forward to Midler’s next musical tribute.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969775820
catalogNumber: 97758

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bette Midler   Primary Artist
Robert Hurst   Bass
Nick Ariondo   Accordion
Ramon Banda   Drums
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Randy Crenshaw   Background Vocals
Joey DeFrancesco   Hammond Organ
Kevin Dorsey   Background Vocals
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Jim Fox   Banjo,Guitar
Clydene Jackson   Background Vocals
Michael Lang   Piano
Ron Pedley   Piano
Melanie Taylor   Background Vocals
Yvonne Williams   Background Vocals
William Ross   Conductor
Bob Joyce   Background Vocals
Russ McKinnon   Drums
Steve Cotter   Guitar

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Arranger,Producer,Concept
Randy Newman   Arranger
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Greg Bartheld   Engineer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Ray Ellis   Arranger
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Garry Kief   Executive Producer
Jay Landers   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Mike Stoller   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
David Benson   Producer,Engineer
Eddie Cooley   Composer
William Ross   Arranger
Andrew Scheps   Engineer
Robert W. Richards   Illustrations
Gail Marowitz   Art Direction
Bette Sussman   Vocal Coach
George Shelby   Horn Arrangements
C. Duane Coleman   Composer
David Keeps   Liner Notes

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