Bette Midler, For The Girls

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20140928In 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.
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