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by geoff85
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Could Laura Nyro have bested Bacharach???
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Could Laura Nyro have bested Bacharach???

Could she have been the the Emperess of NY pop hitmaking had she been committed to writing and composing in a more commercial style? I actually say yes and here is why(hold your stones while I make my case). Laura's music spanned alot of genres and she did so authentically. Laura could compose in th...
by geoff85
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Runner up for Best Brill Building dream team?
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Runner up for Best Brill Building dream team?

Obviously Bacharach/David was the best that is not up for debate. Anyone who says otherwise I would personally recommend time in the Russian Gulag. However a more worthy debate would be who was the second best songwriting tandem.. For this purpose Laura Nyro is also disqualified as she is neither a ...
by geoff85
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Laura Nyro and the Brill Building?
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Laura Nyro and the Brill Building?

I have always thought of Laura as a Brill Building composer/singer. She was from NYC and would have surely have rubbed shoulders with many of the top singers/composers. She seems to be credited as a Brill Building artist by a few publications while those of you guys who were around back then(I certa...
by geoff85
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 207
Views: 69604

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

I think everyone who made valuable contributions in response to me posting Laura Nyros song should delete their message and start a new thread. I love threads that stay on topic. Sweet blindness is an awesome song that doesnt sound anytihing like a Bacharach song. Laura Nyro deserves her own thread ...
by geoff85
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 207
Views: 69604

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

One correction, Geoff: Laura Nyro never worked in the Brill Building and wrote songs only for herself. So many of those that appeared on her first two albums were commercially successfully covered by others causes some now to think that she was a professional "hit - maker" in the mode of ...
by geoff85
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 207
Views: 69604

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

I have been on a Todd Rundgren spree. Cant you tell? I hear a bit of Bacharach influence(by way of Laura Nyro) here as well as some Lieber/Stoller in the very beginning as well as some Holland/Dozier. You guys agree with me? Here is Todd Rundgren song baby lets swing(which is a dedication to Laura N...
by geoff85
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Songs Bacharach fans would appreciate(Old School)
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Songs Bacharach fans would appreciate(Old School)

This thread is different than another song like Bacharach in that it showcases artists that make beautiful music that simply showcases artistry that can be appreciated by someone who would appreciate the complexity of a Bacharach tune. Of course everything is subjective but still.... Il start with a...
by geoff85
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 207
Views: 69604

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

For me the only rival to Bacharach who ever lived was Laura Nyro who herself was influenced by Bacharach her fellow Brill Building composer and one the many artists Nyro influenced the greatest effects can be seen in Todd Rundgren. So it seems even with six degrees of separation it sounds like we ar...
by geoff85
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Was it Dionne or was it Burt/Hal?
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Re: Was it Dionne or was it Burt/Hal?

This was a symbiotic relationship where the divorce of any of parties could have caused the magic to suffer. History itself showed this. Bacharach's music fell flat or often times seemed indulgent or even corny without Hal's witty lyrics riding those unique and ever shifting time signatures. Dionne ...
by geoff85
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Johnny Mathis Warm and Tender
Replies: 3
Views: 1904

Johnny Mathis Warm and Tender

I find this song so innovative for 1957. Is Mathis singing tritones? What am i hearing? Anyway i wanted to know if Lieber and Stoller had a hand in the production. This song sounds like a Bacharach composition produced by them. Around 1957 Bacharach was one of the main assistant composers to Lieber/...
by geoff85
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 207
Views: 69604

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

I always thought this was a Bacharach composition.....wrong again ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggqa5FeKWak 'blue' The production can pass for a Bacharach knockoff but there is a certain magic missing. Its like a composer said let us make something that Burt would make for Dionne and did their ...
by geoff85
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 207
Views: 69604

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oag56hp ... 56&index=5 Georgia Gibbs let me dream composed by Teddy Randazzo who seems to have really admired Bacharachs compositions like the many other composers of his day.
by geoff85
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Most complex Bacharach song ever
Replies: 13
Views: 6515

Re: Most complex Bacharach song ever

So colleagues, what do you think it is most complex BB song ever? You will all say Promises Promises with its changing time signatures, but I'd like to propose Captives of the Heart - layer after layer of sound and rhythms. "Captives" is a nice song, and certainly complex, but it doesn't ...
by geoff85
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt could have wrote all the opening songs for 70' sitcoms(RIP Mar y Tyler Moore)
Replies: 5
Views: 4913

Re: Burt could have wrote all the opening songs for 70' sitcoms(RIP Mar y Tyler Moore)

Blair N. Cummings wrote:I agree completely with all but "Kotter" theme. Burt has influenced so many otherwise mediocre composers.


Kotter theme gives me that Everybodys Outta Town vibe.
by geoff85
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt could have wrote all the opening songs for 70' sitcoms(RIP Mar y Tyler Moore)
Replies: 5
Views: 4913

Re: Burt could have wrote all the opening songs for 70' sitcoms(RIP Mar y Tyler Moore)

Ken Miller wrote:What about this one?https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w3DpTs-iV7U



My first thought was up up and away but yes def Bacharach.

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