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by pljms
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers

Recently a friend recommended Kenny Rogers and the First Edition's four-part harmony version of 'Cherish' as the best there is of the song and any doubts I may have had about his claim were soon quashed after finding it on YouTube.

by pljms
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Two New Rarity Collections, Cont`d
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Two New Rarity Collections, Cont`d

According to Serene Dominic's book Song By Song, 'Question Of Love' is a Bacharach and Hilliard collaboration and was written between 1960 and 1963. I like just about every song Bacharach wrote with Bob Hilliard and I look forward to eventually hearing this rarity.
by pljms
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need
Replies: 9
Views: 11532

Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

Considering Laura Nyro's name means next to nothing these days in the UK I was pleasantly surprised to find the new CD in the racks at the local HMV store this morning. It was only a week or so ago that I and a few fellow musos and amateur musicians were discussing just how tricky but rewarding her ...
by pljms
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: McCoy Tyner 1938 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: McCoy Tyner 1938 - 2020

Almost sixty years after it was recorded the aforementioned 'My Favorite Things' has lost none of its hypnotic quality. McCoy Tyner was still only 21 when this track was cut and it was the way he voiced the chords in his extended solo that really drew me into the music when I heard it for the first ...
by pljms
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: McCoy Tyner 1938 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 188

McCoy Tyner 1938 - 2020

I first became aware of the great jazz pianist McCoy Tyner when he was a member of John Coltrane's quartet in the 60s and tracks like their famous recording of 'My Favorite Things'. Many of us will recall that he recorded an album of Bacharach classics in the 90s featuring his trio and a symphony or...
by pljms
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Searching Wind'
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: 'Searching Wind'

Certainly when you hear the original song from 1946 as sung by Dick Haymes the similarity is much less obvious and in my opinion would be barely discernible to most listeners. Victor Young, the song's composer, died in 1956 so wasn't around by the time the Beatles recorded 'The Fool On The Hill'. ht...
by pljms
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Searching Wind'
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: 'Searching Wind'

blue, the recording by Sergio Mendes is my particular favourite too and it's great to hear it again.
by pljms
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Searching Wind'
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: 'Searching Wind'

Yes except that I can't imagine that Paul McCartney, who apparently wrote 'The Fool On The Hill' by himself, would have had much if any opportunity to have heard the rarer than rare 'Searching Wind'. This is as good an opportunity as any to feature Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch's delightful recording ...
by pljms
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Lyle Mays 1953 - 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Lyle Mays 1953 - 2020

Just heard that keyboardist and composer Lyle Mays has passed away. Well known for his long association with guitarist Pat Metheny, here's a live performance by the pair of one of their joint compositions, the typically tranquil 'September 15th'.

by pljms
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1235
Views: 528156

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

I was in Paris for a few days last week and while there heard Petula Clark's 'Ceux qui ont un Coeur' played on the radio, not once but twice. This was the big hit version of 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' in France in the 60s and was arranged and produced by Tony Hatch. Apparently she's never recorded the...
by pljms
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Friday Night Is Music Night
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Friday Night Is Music Night

Thanks for alerting us. Here's more info from the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dshv
by pljms
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt & Melody Federer "Bridges"
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Burt & Melody Federer "Bridges"

It's now available here:
by pljms
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

The 'Reflect On The Hits Of Bacharach and David' is a nice album but the sad thing about it is the amount of time Anita Kerr and her singers must have spent on their otherwise lovely a cappella version of 'A House Is Not A Home' to make the harmonies sound as excuisite as they do, only to mess-up t...
by pljms
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away

I think that She's Gone Away sounds so much better without words tacked onto it. I also think that Come Touch The Sun, Nikki and the theme to Casino Royale work better without lyrics.
by pljms
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966

Bacharach might have thought that Richard Carpenter had "nailed it" in his arrangement for the Carpenters' recording of 'Close to You' but there was no way his pride would allow him to slavishly copy it for his own version. Believe it or not, I once heard Bacharach state that he thought a record he'...