||Is It Love||Bette Midler||4:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Favorite Waste of Time||Bette Midler||2:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||All I Need to Know||Bette Midler||4:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Only In Miami||Bette Midler||3:53||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Heart Over Head||Bette Midler||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Let Me Drive||Bette Midler||4:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Eye On You||Bette Midler||4:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Beast of Burden||Bette Midler||3:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Soda and a Souvenir||Bette Midler||3:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Come Back Jimmy Dean||Bette Midler||3:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Why "No Frills" ?
It was the platform for the 1983-84 "DeTour" Tour that Bette Midler left us with until her return in 1993. To quote her, "This stuff is so artsy fartsy ...... even I don`t get it". Very enjoyable tracks. And reflective of the mish mosh going on in the music industry in America at that time. I always wondered why it was referred to as "No Frills". If you search you tube you can see at least half these tracks performed live. The Divine Miss M`s serious voice gives lead to very catchy tunes. One of my favorite recordings of hers.
I remember hearing "Is it Love" and just thinking it was the best song in all the world...then I saw the HBO special Art or Bust and discovered "My eye on You" and the artist side of this divine artist. This wasn't my first bette outting, I'd been listening to her music since I was 6 years old, This album was my summer '83, I touched many a boy that year as we listened to it over the stero system blasting from my basement window..."let Me Drive" "Only in Miami" & "Favorite Waste of Time" still ring true for me today. It's playful fun from the divine Ms M.
Born: December 1, 1945 in Honolulu, HI
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s