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by pljms
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1226
Views: 412385

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

Found a very interesting piece on YouTube: "Steve Allen´s Music Room". I found out that this show had 6 episodes and ran on the Disney Channel from 1984 - 1986. On show #3 the guests were Burt, his then wife Carole Bayer Sager and Anthony Newley. With a Big Band under the dircetion of Ter...
by pljms
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: With A Voice
Replies: 21
Views: 8386

Re: With A Voice

The video at the beginning of this thread of 'With A Voice' being performed at a Bacharach concert in Italy last year has long since disappeared from YouTube but a friend has alerted me to the fact that John Pagano has posted a video on his Facebook page of a different performance of the song also r...
by pljms
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

......Interesting that David Joyce, the long-term synths player in Bacharach's touring band, got to sing 'Live To See Another Day'. Judging by his comments on this short video made a few years ago, David Joyce probably needed his arm twisting a little bit to make his debut as a featured singer for ...
by pljms
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

When I was reading through the weekly online update from London Jazz News I didn't expect to find a review of one of Bacharach's shows with Joss Stone, and a very good one at that.

https://londonjazznews.com/2019/07/20/b ... im-apollo/
by pljms
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 20
Views: 5932

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: 20
Views: 5932

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: 796

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: 796

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: 1009

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: 1294

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: 4599

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: 1828

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: 3527

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: 3527

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: 1226
Views: 412385

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...

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