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by Downtown
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1235
Views: 519627

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

RIP, Natalie! I will truly miss you like crazy... Here's another BB/Bayer Sager gem from the 80s rcorded by miss Cole: "Split Decision" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxtIwwM3ono And a beautiful, heartfelt duet with Dionne during a time when Natalie was still struggling with addiction: https://www....
by Downtown
Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: A new soundtrack
Replies: 4
Views: 3946

Re: A new soundtrack

Fantastic news! And interesting that Burt decided to score a small film about autism.

Here is the master at work...He looks fabulous in his tennis shoes:

https://www.instagram.com/p/-zhWbyK9om/
by Downtown
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "This Christmas"
Replies: 5
Views: 2547

Re: "This Christmas"

Thanks to Rob Shrock for making this happen. It's such a wonderful warm song.
by Downtown
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: new Christmas song
Replies: 4
Views: 3148

Re: new Christmas song

Bonkersforburt tends to be a pretty well-informed source and if you take Dionne's last two albums as an indicator she can under the right circumstances still deliver in the studio. She didn't get a Grammy nomination for "Now" for nothing. And for the moment she seems to have stopped touring, the onl...
by Downtown
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Cilla
Replies: 45
Views: 22168

Re: Cilla

It must have been a real horror for burt that he was forced to work with such an utterly talent-free musical idiot as ms white.
by Downtown
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released
Replies: 5
Views: 4573

Re: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released

I hope Dionne's original version of "On My Own" form the "Friends" sessions with Burt will be included in a future extended release of that album. Nothing has been announced yet. And the full set of jazz versions Dionne recorded with Arif Mardin for the Cole Porter album. Only "Night and Day" has be...
by Downtown
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released
Replies: 5
Views: 4573

"Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released

Finally, Arista or whoever owns that label's catalogue nowadays is starting to release extended versions of Dionne's 1980s albums. The long-rumored duet with Luther Vandross on the BB title track of the "Finder of Lost Loves" album is included. Apparantly, for contractual reasons Luther was later re...
by Downtown
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Joe Sample
Replies: 4
Views: 3307

Re: R.I.P.—Joe Sample

The song Meilssa Manchester co-wrote with Hal and that apparently is the very last lyric he ever wrote is called: "The Other End of the Phone“. And the recording has both Dionne and Joe Sample on it. Melissa ist trying to get the album release financed through crowd-funding and that apparently has p...
by Downtown
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1235
Views: 519627

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

Randy recorded a BB/Tonio K. song in 2002 "Tell It To Your Heart":

by Downtown
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Did Rob Shrock cheat on his wife with Rumer???
Replies: 24
Views: 16033

Re: Did Rob Shrock cheat on his wife with Rumer???

What's so sad here??? He has been traveling with Dionne as her musical director for the last 4 or 5 years and now he is producing Rumer's new album. Didn't her last two efforts both go platinum in the UK?
by Downtown
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Elvis Costello on the David Letterman Show tonight, May 5th
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: Elvis Costello on the David Letterman Show tonight, May

Elvis has stated again and again recently that he has stopped making albums: “There is no need to make another one..." And that he is working simultaneously with Burt on two musicals: "It is fairly and kind of intense. I never would have imagined it...” One is the "PFM" musical for sitcom king and u...
by Downtown
Fri May 30, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "What's up" with Dionne
Replies: 20
Views: 8643

Re: "What's up" with Dionne

The week it came out Dionne's and Ne-Yo's new version of "A House Is Not A Home" occupied spot No. 2 on the R&B "Streaming Charts". With Michael Jackson's posthumously released "Loving You" in the No. 1 spot and the new Mariah Carey single "Thirsty" in 3rd. http://singersroom.com/content/2014-05-18/...
by Downtown
Thu May 22, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "What's up" with Dionne
Replies: 20
Views: 8643

Re: "What's up" with Dionne

Nobody here has heard the finished album yet, you are making your assumptions based on Soundcloud. When the first tracks from "Now" appeared on Soundcloud you actually wrote here the production sounded like better "karaoke tracks" to you. And then the finished album turned-out much better. And to me...
by Downtown
Thu May 22, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "What's up" with Dionne
Replies: 20
Views: 8643

Re: "What's up" with Dionne

As I stated before the concept of "album" is coming to an end anyway. But there are two or three tracks here that have the marketing-potential that her last offerings had not. And among the original material the CeeLo Green song - and it sounds like he wrote it especially for Dionne - is great and f...
by Downtown
Thu May 22, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "What's up" with Dionne
Replies: 20
Views: 8643

Re: "What's up" with Dionne

Not sure that I can agree with much of the negativism. There are some real inspired pairings here and some tracks actually could get airplay. Particularly the fantastic combination with the great CeeLo Green on "Feels So Good" is terrific......If they handle that one right it actually could be a rea...