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by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: HERE, at last, is the jazz release from Real Gone
Replies: 0
Views: 75

HERE, at last, is the jazz release from Real Gone

https://shop.realgonemusic.com/products ... s-2-cd-set
Man, I had an inexplicably horrible time posting this morning and I just fucked up the whole thing.
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Two New Rarity Collections, Cont`d
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Two New Rarity Collections, Cont`d

Sorry, I lost the Edit Function. ...and I needn`t tell pop fans how great this will be: https://shop.realgonemusic.com/products/andy-williams-emperor-of-easy-lost-columbia-masters-62-72-cd This includes a Bacharach song I`ve never heard of, "A Question of Love." There`s some dispute as to whether Bo...
by Blair N. Cummings
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need
Replies: 9
Views: 11532

Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

Martin, there`s a lot of melodic stuff on this album: "Brown Earth", "He`s a Runner", "Emmie", "Timer"... what`s not to like?
by Blair N. Cummings
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need
Replies: 9
Views: 11532

Re: The Only Laura Nyro Performance You`ll Ever Need

Sara,thank you for posting this. I`ve just ordered it. It`s seemingly - and incredibly - not being released in the US. Her later albums were melodically lovely although lyrically lame but, god, wasn`t she superb in her prime!
by Blair N. Cummings
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Max von Sydow RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Max von Sydow RIP

No, he wasn`t a musician, but of all the celebs I dealt with back in the day he was by far the nicest. We haven`t lost just an actor, we`ve lost a wonderfully kind and generous man.
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: McCoy Tyner 1938 - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: McCoy Tyner 1938 - 2020

I saw him at Fat Tuesday`s back when I could still afford to live in New York many decades ago. He was suis generis. Another irreplaceable talent is gone.
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Searching Wind'
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: 'Searching Wind'

I don`t know; these two melodies are too similar to my ears for that to be coincidental. Who knows what the composer of "Fool On the Hill" had an opportunity to hear?
by Blair N. Cummings
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1235
Views: 528160

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

I`ll be corrected if I`m wrong, but it`s my recollection that Burt left the arranging chores to songs he didn`t compose to those like Larry Wilcox and Peter Matz. BachtoBacharach will be the ultimate authority.
By the way, Martin, did you see Hiromi in October?
by Blair N. Cummings
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises

I just found this photo of Jill O`Hara with Tony Roberts (and struggled for an absurdly long time to find a way to copy it and paste it here): https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=jill%2Bo%2527hara&cbir=ms&rxc=12&sbirxc=30&mid=F83E1DE378B9B168687D65C77B02DD3C2756A283&simid=0&vw=5f7aa%205f83a%201fb18...
by Blair N. Cummings
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Kritzerland to release London cast recording of Promises, Promises

I was blissfully unaware of this. I can understand completists` enthusiasm but...a London cast consisting of a couple of B-List Americans in the lead? I suppose it`s better than the New York revival of a few years back featuring Kristen Chenowyth spectacularly miscast in her latter forties as an ear...
by Blair N. Cummings
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away

It was one of those "after-the-fact" constructions as a song (like "Where There`s a Heartache' cobbled together from "Come Touch the Sun.") It was conceived as an instrumental and should have been left that way.
by Blair N. Cummings
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966

That`s not the only instance of Burt criticising his original arrangement and then proceeding to use it for his own recording. He claimed he had "the wrong groove" for Dionne`s version of "Close To You" and that Richard Carpenter had "nailed it." He also thought that "Windows of the World" should ha...
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966

In agreement with one of the YT commentators, I love the goofy face Dionne pulls around 2:45.
by Blair N. Cummings
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: New album in 2020?

The title of "What the World Needs Now" has been extended by two words.
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: New album in 2020?

A&M never did issue a second "hits" collection under any title in the US and were happy to allow all of his albums to go out of print shortly after Woman bombed commercially. Of course, the early `80s was also the early CD era, but Burt`s albums weren`t re-issued in that form until...honestly, I can...