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by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III
Replies: 11
Views: 15105

Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

Although these three (3) albums contain beautiful renditions of some of Burt's most memorable compositions, and not to discredit the producer and\or arranger of them, I very much would have preferred Burt's arrangements and productions on each and every song. Hoping that if there's a 4th installment...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I'm A Better Man
Replies: 2
Views: 4900

Re: I'm A Better Man

Thanks bobciscus for sharing your video with us—it was simply great! When I played it, Les Miserables' "I Dreamed a Dream" came to mind—the opening bars of both songs are IDENTICAL! This would make for a very interesting lawsuit if Burt were to sue the writers of "I Dreamed a Dream" ala Marvin Gaye'...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sun May 30, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. BJ Thomas
Replies: 8
Views: 11838

Re: R.I.P. BJ Thomas

I too am deeply saddened by B. J.'s passing. I kept up with his career through the years. I've seen him in concert several times and was astounded by his performances—the way he would sometimes change the harmonics of a certain key, his phrasing, and his timing were all stellar! I never met him but ...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed May 12, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Burt
Replies: 2
Views: 5595

Happy Birthday Burt

Happy Birthday Burt, and many happy returns! May all your birthday wishes come true. I raise my glass in a toast to you on your special day, and hope you know that you are thought of by so many admirers such as us here on the Forum. May God bless you and keep you in His care.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Finally, Warwick among 16 Nominees
Replies: 3
Views: 4260

Finally, Warwick among 16 Nominees

Dionne Warwick has finally been nominated as a well-deserved inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She is joined by 15 others, inclusive of 6 female artists: Carole King, Chaka Khan, and more. All I can say is "It's about damned time"! Maybe they thought that now that she's turned 80, they'd...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Mary Wilson
Replies: 0
Views: 8445

R.I.P.—Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson, former member of The Supremes, died suddenly at her home in Las Vegas on February 8th of unknown causes. Also, there are two [2] more recent deaths that weren't mentioned on the Forum and both recorded songs penned by Burt: Bonnie Pointer and Trini Lopez, both passed away in late 2020. ...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Dionne
Replies: 0
Views: 8827

Happy Birthday Dionne

Happy 80th Birthday Dionne and many happy returns! Hope all your birthday wishes come true. I know that your continuing interior decorating endeavor will flourish as you have a knowledgeable and talented co-heart in the person of Bruce—can't remember his last name. I am also anticipating new recordi...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue May 12, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Maestro
Replies: 5
Views: 4481

Re: Maestro

Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns! Looking forward to your new project with Trinjte and hopefully a virtual concert of that project.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers
Replies: 3
Views: 3128

Re: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers

Correction: On the above post, I credited Hal David as a co-author of the song. It was Carole Bayer Sager instead.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers
Replies: 3
Views: 3128

R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers passed away last night surrounded by family members. He was 81. Out of all of his many songs, my favorite one happens to be a Bacharach/David tune titled "They Don't Make Them Like They Used To". I remember thumbing through his book of collected photos of fellow musicians and seeing a g...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 8
Views: 10840

Re: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy

Hello Barry—I was devastated when I found out that the CD was no longer available. I certainly would love to have it. Please tell me the procedures to take in order to obtain it. It features one of my favorite vocalists–the late, great Warren Wiebe.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Dionne
Replies: 0
Views: 8493

Happy Birthday Dionne

Best wishes for a Happy Birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true. And here's hoping that you and your family have a joyous holiday season.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album
Replies: 1
Views: 2546

Re: Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album

Correction: The name of Dionne's latest recording is "Dionne Warwick & Voices of Christmas"—on S-Curve Records.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album
Replies: 1
Views: 2546

Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album

Today's broadcast of "Tha Tamron Hall Show" featured Dionne performing "Jingle Bells" taken from her new Christmas album "Dionne & Christmas Voices". Her voice sounded good and festive and, during the bridge, her gospel roots were undeniable. Dionne had the audience to sing along and they were all a...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne on tour
Replies: 2
Views: 3380

Re: Dionne on tour

That's great news! I wish she would have a show recorded 'live' while on tour—I can never get enough of Dionne's recordings and appearances. Hope she continues the tour here state-side.