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by pljms
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

To counter the Arts Desk review, here's a write-up of the first of the two nights where the journalist is obviously a Joss Stone fan. Still, with all the "lounge" references and the statement about Bacharach having rested on his laurels after his 60s heyday, I don't think it's a great piec...
by pljms
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

I've just checked the set-list for the Festival Hall show in 2016 and the nine songs Joss Stone performed were Walk On By, The Look Of Love, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Close To You, Wishin' and Hopin', One Less Bell To Answer, In Between The Heartaches, I Say A Little Prayer and I Just Don't Kno...
by pljms
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: João Gilberto 1931 - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

Here's João Gilberto with another Jobim classic. Hearing this sung in Portuguese for a change means we don't get to hear the line in English which always makes me smile each time I hear it, "When I saw you first the time was half-past three. When your eyes met mine it was eternity". I coul...
by pljms
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: João Gilberto 1931 - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 175

João Gilberto 1931 - 2019

Singer, guitarist and composer João Gilberto was a pioneer of the bossa nova genre in the 1960s and sang the Portuguese lyrics on the hit version of 'The Girl From Ipanema'. I find his voice/guitar recording of another Jobim classic, 'Aguas de Marco', almost hypnotic. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o...
by pljms
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach... 'Lost Horizon' "Demo's"
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Bacharach... 'Lost Horizon' "Demo's"

Bacharach's enthusiasm for those songs is very evident in his performances and he must have thought that he and Hal David had yet another sure fire hit on their hands with 'Lost Horizon' to add to their already long list of successes. Bacharach's reaction or overreaction to its eventual failure, res...
by pljms
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Lou Johnson 1941 - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Lou Johnson 1941 - 2019

I've just discovered that Lou Johnson died in early May. As we all know he recorded several Bacharach and David classics in the 60s, a few of which were the first recordings of the songs and with Bacharach producing. Sadly, none of these brought major success for Johnson and it took Dionne Warwick i...
by pljms
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hiromi in the UK
Replies: 19
Views: 2684

Re: Hiromi in the UK

I think Carmen McRae's recording of 'Alfie' is pretty stunning and I just love her phrasing.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5ozYKIWfRpQ
by pljms
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Middle age crazy OST
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Middle age crazy OST

I'd forgotten what a killer set of chords 'Just Friends' has.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bfGtCjIgnsU
by pljms
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: JW - Slipcover
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Re: JW - Slipcover

Whenever I hear Jimmy Webb himself performing Wichita Lineman or any one of the dozens of cover versions it really can sound like "just another song" and it was Glen Campbell and his producer/arranger Al De Lory on the original recording who supplied the magic and have given the song its ...
by pljms
Tue May 28, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: JW - Slipcover
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Re: JW - Slipcover

Yes, I think Webb got a bit carried away there in his excitement at the release of his new album with that remark about Gershwin. However, I think the publishers of a soon to be released book about Wichita Lineman by British music journalist and biographer Dylan Jones will be more than a bit disappo...
by pljms
Sun May 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1224
Views: 392116

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

I disagree with him about 'Painted From Memory'.....but apart from that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbtQ9SnkvVA 'blue' I could have done without the terms "easy listening" and "cheesy". I wonder if he's one of us? Watching the 1962 British film 'It's Trad, Dad', known in th...
by pljms
Fri May 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: JW - Slipcover
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Re: JW - Slipcover

I've had a quick listen to several of the tracks on YouTube and my personal favourite so far is the only Webb song on the album, The Moon's A Harsh Mistress. I think he really does justice to this tune, both melodically and harmonically. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dT6PjQuELuQ&list=OLAK5uy_k7W...
by pljms
Fri May 17, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: JW - Slipcover
Replies: 14
Views: 1942

Re: JW - Slipcover

blueonblue wrote:Where are the vocals ?

'blue'


blue, it's an album of solo piano renditions. He said in an interview that these were some of his favourite tunes to play alone at the piano.
by pljms
Wed May 15, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Doris Day
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: R.I.P.—Doris Day

By making her last movie in 1968 when only in her mid-40s and effectively giving up on her singing and recording career at the same time she was living proof of the old adage, "Quit while you're ahead". I know that she made some recordings in the 80s which saw the light of day on an album ...
by pljms
Sun May 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Peggy Lipton
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: R.I.P.—Peggy Lipton

I associated Peggy Lipton with an obscure Jimmy Webb song which was a single release for her in early '69. The fact that the title of the song includes the words 'county' and 'line' suggests that her producer Lou Adler might just have asked Webb for something to remind listeners of his most recent h...

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