Warner Bros. RecordsA couple of years ago, Bette Midler inducted legendary girl group vocalist Darlene Love into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, the multi-talented entertainer is releasing an entire album dedicated to the girl group genre, spanning songs from the 1930s to the 1990s — and Darlene Love is a guest performer.
It’s the Girls! arrives November 4, and features Bette’s renditions of 15 songs, the earliest of which is The Andrews Sisters’ “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” (by meer bisst doo shane), from 1937. The most recent track is “Waterfalls,” by TLC. Most of the material, though, comes from the sixties girl group era, and includes hits by The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and more. Darlene joins Bette for a duet of “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” originally recorded by The Crystals. Darlene originally sang lead on that record.
“A long time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony,” Bette says in a statement. “In particular, the sound of female voices singing together. There were so many great girl groups in those days, I still listen as avidly …read more