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by ron hertel
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers: New album of the songs from the show
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Some Lovers: New album of the songs from the show

I listened to most of the album today. ... Jennifer Holliday delivers a fine performance of "Every Other Hour"
by ron hertel
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I'm A Better Man
Replies: 2
Views: 4869

Re: I'm A Better Man

bobciscus

... a beautiful heartfelt rendition of a great and often overlooked Bacharach/David composition! ... Thank you for posting this!

ron
by ron hertel
Mon May 31, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. BJ Thomas
Replies: 8
Views: 11766

Re: R.I.P. BJ Thomas

..... I believe that BJ was flattered by those who praised his ability to adeptly handle the complexities of Bacharach's Music. ... I vaguely recall a quote stating that he did not wish to become the "Male" version of Dionne Warwick at Scepter Records. ... He had other career goals! ... R.I.P.

Ron
by ron hertel
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
Replies: 2
Views: 4094

Re: The Bell That Couldn't Jingle

pljms: ..... Such a great little composition - UNFORTUNATELY just too sophisticated (or complex) for wide exposure and acceptance. ... Only BB aficionados can appreciate the complexities of this great little song with its unique lyrics. I've asked people for years if they're familiar with it. ... Re...
by ron hertel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 890604

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

... Like this pljms ... I suspect that Burt likes it too ... great respect for the song as composed!

Ron
by ron hertel
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne on tour
Replies: 2
Views: 3357

Re: Dionne on tour

She's billed this as the last (one night here / next night there tour) ... Totally understandable ... Also claims she's NOT retiring! ... I think the mini-residency appearances at Caesar's Palace and Bally's Las Vegas this year are a great way for Dionne to continue performing without constantly fly...
by ron hertel
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Middle age crazy OST
Replies: 5
Views: 18844

Re: Middle age crazy OST

blue:
You're absolutely right! ... Despite Carole's "thin vocals" - it remains one of my favorite albums. ... Saw them perform the entire album live at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles at the time of its release. ... A very special evening at a very intimate venue!
Ron
by ron hertel
Thu May 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Doris Day
Replies: 9
Views: 25023

Re: R.I.P.—Doris Day

..... One could speculate endlessly on the posts above. ..... The one thing I am convinced of is that Jackie DeShannon is second only to Dionne as the best interpreter of Bacharach's unconventional compositions. She should have been Burt's "go to" choice after the bitter breakup of the Burt, Hal & D...
by ron hertel
Mon May 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Burt
Replies: 5
Views: 16931

Re: Happy Birthday Burt

... Keep thinking that Burt - or - at least "Burt's People" read posts on this forum. ... In any event - I believe Burt is somehow aware of the admiration we have for his unparalleled accomplishments and continue to wish him well as he continues to compose and perform through the coming years! ... B...
by ron hertel
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Version of What the World Needs Now by Dionne Warwick
Replies: 8
Views: 21306

Re: New Version of What the World Needs Now by Dionne Warwick

face:
Are you saying the version included on the new CD of "What The World Needs Now" was recorded 16 years ago??? . She's recorded that song many many times. ... I thought this might be NEW!
by ron hertel
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: ...Or This (Maybe Closer to the Comfort Zone)
Replies: 3
Views: 15305

Re: ...Or This (Maybe Closer to the Comfort Zone)

I really like this Blair! ... I will check out some of this Brazilian artist's other recordings. ... Agree with your "little known here" comment - I discovered another International star (from Spain) - Alejandro Sanz after seeing him perform 2 songs on a Christmas special which also featured Dionne ...
by ron hertel
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Dionne Album
Replies: 7
Views: 23735

Re: New Dionne Album

..... Hoping for the best - while fearing the worst! .... Heard somewhere that the initial single release may be another take on "What The World Needs Now". You may recall that prior to the release of "Dionne Sings Dionne" 20 years ago - a 4 track CD was released with 4 versions of that song. ... On...
by ron hertel
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 41024

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

We're all diminished by the loss of anyone who has enhanced our lives. ..... Appreciate all your great contributions Michel! ..... R.I.P.

Ron
by ron hertel
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Elvis Costello album
Replies: 57
Views: 52328

Re: New Elvis Costello album

... Burt's finest would require a "48 hour" Concert. ... So much of his greatest work is known only to his avid fans and admirers. .... Understandably his Live Concert repertoire is largely made up of his most commercially successful work! ... Always hoped that years ago Burt & Dionne could put toge...