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by pljms
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1218
Views: 343963

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

Burt with Tom Jones and the Treorchy Male Choir in 'Wales', from one of the TV specials Bacharach made in the UK in the early to mid-70s. This one won an Emmy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YrkrT84aZWw
by pljms
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Wrecking Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: The Wrecking Crew

I see that the legendary drummer Hal Blaine died yesterday.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatod ... 3136206002
by pljms
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: André Previn 1929 - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: André Previn 1929 - 2019

I suppose after 'Theme From Valley of the Dolls' Previn's most famous song is 'You're Gonna Hear From Me', not an easy song to sing by any stretch of the imagination but sung here by Andy Williams with his usual aplomb and with the composer at the piano.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5rKPR4Uy4ZI
by pljms
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: André Previn 1929 - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 475

André Previn 1929 - 2019

During the time he was principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in the late 60s to the mid-70s he was on British television a lot, playing, conducting and talking about music. Through him I discovered the music of great English composers like Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton and...
by pljms
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1218
Views: 343963

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

I've only just discovered Mike Hurst's beautifully lush arrangement of 'The April Fools'. Apparently this was recorded for a Decca Phase 4 album in '69 entitled 'Drivetime' by the Mike Hurst Orchestra that didn't see the light of day for over thirty years. If his name is vaguely familiar it's becaus...
by pljms
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 52
Views: 16735

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Swing Out Sister are performing at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Sunday the 5th of May. This Latin flavoured gem of theirs from the 'Beautiful Mess' album would lend itself well to the early summer vibe of the festival, situated as it is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. https://...
by pljms
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Dionne Album
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: New Dionne Album

...... I would bet money that it was his brainchild to announce the Warwick bio pic a couple of years ago which will likely never happen. There are no financial backers beating the door down and Elliott projects usually have a stench about them, particularly in the past 10 years. And the insane stu...
by pljms
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

Blue, a beautiful theme which with the inevitable help of lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman became 'Summer Me, Winter Me'.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v8iStP89W64
by pljms
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

Martyn, we all know one particular composer/arranger who wouldn't have appreciated the kind of liberties Sarah Vaughan takes with the melody of 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life' perpetuated on one of his own songs. She takes less risks with the rarely performed Legrand song 'Blue, Green, Gr...
by pljms
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

Hi Paul, Perhaps Babra Streisand is a worthy runner up, in the absence of Lani. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ITvY8sPeWk Martyn Martyn, whenever I'm about to hear a Barbra Streisand recording of a song for the first time I'm always concerned that she's going to make a meal of it, but her perform...
by pljms
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

It's a shame but it seems that 'Watch What Happens' was the only Michel Legrand song ever recorded by Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66. I think that if Lani Hall had ever wrapped her vocal cords around 'What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life' it would now have men of a certain age like myself reaching...
by pljms
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

Here he is in the early 70s showing off his formidable jazz chops on his 'I Will Wait For You'. Taken from BBC TV's The Shirley Bassey Show.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zVbWnHER63U
by pljms
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

Joss Stone singing 'In between the Heartaches' at the Royal Festival Hall a few years ago, the performance that very obviously impressed Bacharach and led to them performing together.

http://www.jossstone.com/video_player/59
by pljms
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

It's interesting that it would appear the two shows on July the 16th and 17th at Eventim Apollo, formerly known as Hammersmith Apollo, are being billed as 'Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone' rather than being promoted as Bacharach shows with Joss Stone merely as a special guest. Knowing Bacharach's pres...
by pljms
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 1510

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

Very sad news indeed. I have long loved listening to his songs with their excuisite melodies and sophisticated harmonies and since I've learned to play many of them on the piano I appreciate them even more. Coming so soon after Francis Lai's passing, this is an especially sad time for French music a...

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