Search found 463 matches

by pljms
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Thanks to my inexcusable tardiness this album is still 'new' to me. What was I thinking of not following up Roberto's recommendation? Was I thinking at all? Was there just too much beautiful sophisticated music released in 2004 for me to just casually ignore it? I think not. Even by SOS's standards ...
by pljms
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in the U.K. 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Bacharach in the U.K. 2018

We can but hope. We'd got so used to the annual concerts that it felt really strange not to have him over last year.
by pljms
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition

One possible conclusion that can be drawn from Burt and Elvis's apparent reluctance to make the songs available to the general public whether through recordings or concert performances is that neither man is particularly proud of them.
by pljms
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

We all know that Swing Out Sister have been inspired by most of the best writers but they very rarely cover them. 'Wives and Lovers' at the Royal Albert Hall when they supported Bacharach is one exception and another is Laura Nyro's 'Stoned Soul Picnic', which I believe has been part of their live s...
by pljms
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 178
Views: 38487

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

......in the space of just a few short years Paul Weller of the Jam had gone from writing three chord thrashes to the gorgeous 'The Paris Match' which has the kind of sophisticated harmonic sequence Bacharach or anyone else would have been proud of. Tracey Thorn is the guest vocalist on this stylis...
by pljms
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

Martyn and Martin, thanks for the videos of which only 'Kaleidoscope Affair' wasn't new to me. The sad irony is that by the time Swing Out Sister's 'Kaleidoscope World' was released in '89 it had already been many years since either Bacharach or Jimmy Webb had written anything that remotely resemble...
by pljms
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Keely Smith
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Keely Smith

I've only just discovered that singer Keely Smith died over a week ago. She recorded a couple of Bacharach songs, famously the original version of One Less Bell to Answer and the virtually unknown Close.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9ksSn1Ip1o

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MHX-VAUJvGA
by pljms
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

Blue, I believe 'The Sundance Kid' theme was composed after Bacharach had completed the soundtrack, but soon enough to be included on his album based on the film's music.
by pljms
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

When is a song not a song? When it's an instrumental. I've long thought that this is one of Burt's most ingenious tunes, played here on the piano.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NsFOgRmdVDs
by pljms
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

Agreed. There's very few classic jazz recordings of Bacharach and those that are out there tend to be of the same two or three songs. I think guitarist Grant Green's 'Wives and Lovers' is one of the best examples of a jazz musician doing justice to a Bacharach tune and it also features McCoy Tyner o...
by pljms
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

Bill Evans also recorded 'Alfie'. Here he is playing it on TV in the 60s.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BlgFezYX528
by pljms
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

Whenever BB talks about his jazz influences he tends to namecheck the same two musicians, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Somehow I can't imagine him not liking the playing of pianist Bill Evans. Hear what he does with just two chords - Cmaj7 and G9sus - in his mesmerising 'Peace Piece'. https:/...
by pljms
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247182

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

The song that probably did more than any other to make Bacharach a household name in the UK back in the 60s was Trains And Boats And Planes, for the very good reason that his own recording of it went Top 5. When I discovered that Joannie Sommers had recorded the song back in the day I just knew it h...
by pljms
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BB performed in a pub in SW London
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: BB performed in a pub in SW London

I did seem to be this site's sole representative at the gig and enjoyed it for no other reason than for the pleasure of hearing jazz musicians of the quality of pianist/arranger Geoff Castle, tenor saxophonist/flautist Kelvin Christiane and bassist Paul Morgan given plenty of solo room and really ge...

Go to advanced search