Bette Midler, For The Girls

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In a special show, actress and singer Bette Midler celebrates the music of her favourite girl groups.

"A long, long, time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony. It almost didn't matter what the songs were...it was the sound of human voices blending together. I never recovered from that initial assault on my senses and, in particular, I loved female voices singing together. Growing up when I did, I was lucky enough to hear and fall in love with so many great girl groups - these girls had A SOUND!"

The programme features tracks from 1930's stars The Boswell Singers and war-time favourites The Andrews Sisters, all the way through to The Spice Girls and Wilson Phillips. And there's a selection of hits from The Chiffons, The Shirelles, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups, and many more.

Plus, there are new examples of how the music of these girl groups has influenced Bette Midler's own recordings.

Presented by Bette Midler.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

2014092820150524 (R2)

Another chance to hear actress and singer Bette Midler celebrate the music of her favourite girl groups.

"A long, long, time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony. It almost didn't matter what the songs were...it was the sound of human voices blending together. I never recovered from that initial assault on my senses and, in particular, I loved female voices singing together. Growing up when I did, I was lucky enough to hear and fall in love with so many great girl groups - these girls had A SOUND!"

The programme features tracks from 1930's stars The Boswell Singers and war-time favourites The Andrews Sisters, all the way through to The Spice Girls and Wilson Phillips. And there's a selection of hits from The Chiffons, The Shirelles, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups, and many more.

Plus, there are new examples of how the music of these girl groups has influenced Bette Midler's own recordings.

Presented by Bette Midler.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

First broadcast in September 2014.

20140928

20140928

In a special show, actress and singer Bette Midler celebrates the music of her favourite girl groups.

"A long, long, time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony. It almost didn't matter what the songs were...it was the sound of human voices blending together. I never recovered from that initial assault on my senses and, in particular, I loved female voices singing together. Growing up when I did, I was lucky enough to hear and fall in love with so many great girl groups - these girls had A SOUND!"

The programme features tracks from 1930's stars The Boswell Singers and war-time favourites The Andrews Sisters, all the way through to The Spice Girls and Wilson Phillips. And there's a selection of hits from The Chiffons, The Shirelles, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups, and many more.

Plus, there are new examples of how the music of these girl groups has influenced Bette Midler's own recordings.

Presented by Bette Midler.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

2014092820150524 (R2)

Another chance to hear actress and singer Bette Midler celebrate the music of her favourite girl groups.

"A long, long, time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony. It almost didn't matter what the songs were...it was the sound of human voices blending together. I never recovered from that initial assault on my senses and, in particular, I loved female voices singing together. Growing up when I did, I was lucky enough to hear and fall in love with so many great girl groups - these girls had A SOUND!"

The programme features tracks from 1930's stars The Boswell Singers and war-time favourites The Andrews Sisters, all the way through to The Spice Girls and Wilson Phillips. And there's a selection of hits from The Chiffons, The Shirelles, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups, and many more.

Plus, there are new examples of how the music of these girl groups has influenced Bette Midler's own recordings.

Presented by Bette Midler.

Written and produced by Malcolm Prince.

First broadcast in September 2014.

20140928