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by Blair N. Cummings
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another Story That Won`t Die
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Another Story That Won`t Die

It still seems to be accepted by the few who care that the singer on "Saturday Sunshine" was Jay North - known to those of us at a certain stage of chronological advancement as Dennis the Menace. I read some years back that it was, in fact, a twelve year old girl. Has anyone - for the sole sake of t...
by Blair N. Cummings
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1264
Views: 668153

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

Paul, I had that album as an import. As you doubtless know, the first few Beatles and Stones releases differed in their UK and US forms. I was never sure why. There was no exact corollary here to Beatles For Sale but I always liked it. (I was about to add that it was one of the last to feature the r...
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1264
Views: 668153

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

I seem to recall reading somewhere that "Promise Her Anything" was given that guitar riff as a wink at the Beatles` "Daytripper." Maybe a bit of a stretch but plausible, I guess.
by Blair N. Cummings
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1264
Views: 668153

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

I don`t know - "My Little Red Book" and "Promise Her Anything" were, at least, rock-ish as was (for its time) "Another Night."
But, no, Burt and Hal were not known for their contribution to rock history.
by Blair N. Cummings
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'

Although only a third or so of the above 22 songs were released as singles, it is true that none were the "chart-toppers" that earlier releases were. When Burt began having serious commercial successes again (with Carole Bayer-Sager), the songs were often so melodically dull and repetitious ("Love P...
by Blair N. Cummings
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'

Paul, you seem to be right and it`s inexplicable to me. Given the success of the remakes you mentioned, it`s baffling that the next two Dionne releases bombed. I loved "Who Gets the Guy" and was stunned when it stalled on the charts. (I`m told that it wasn`t even released in the UK). Burt even left ...
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'

And, again, the Bob "Dylan" story that just won`t die.
Can someone ask Burt once and for all if, at any time, he had Mr. Zimmerman in mind for this song?
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Chick Corea
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Here are some clips of the Chick/Hiromi live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OjHCjzIUSw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s11ER546zBM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KmBV1j5UMI Once upon a time, there was a DVD of this whole concert but it seems to have disappeared and encouraged the fe...
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Chick Corea
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

Even while recording "fusion" with Miles, Chick Corea made some beautiful acoustic albums for various indie labels. The Circle and related recordings were a career peak, IMO. The later electric stuff didn`t cut it with me, but that`s just a matter of taste. He recorded a live concert of duets with H...
by Blair N. Cummings
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Finally, Warwick among 16 Nominees
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Finally, Warwick among 16 Nominees

Certainly, Dionne deserves recognition for her accomplishments and contribution to popular music. No one disputes that. I just wonder why inclusion in this roster of names constitutes a particular honor, the R&RHOF consisting as it does of virtually anyone and everyone who was influential and/or pop...
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Two more Bacharach & Tashian songs
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Two more Bacharach & Tashian songs

Okay, but how many times are these guys going to try to sell us the same album with a couple of extra tracks tacked on?
I think this well is dry.
by Blair N. Cummings
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hiromi Live Stream New Year`s Eve
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: Hiromi Live Stream New Year`s Eve

I`m not sure why this topic is still receiving hits. I hope those who saw her performance enjoyed it. I was pleased to see her wearing her trademark sneakers and not masked. (I streamed a New York show by Trio 3 - Plus One a while back and all four musicians were masked - in an empty club). Hiromi i...
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hiromi Live Stream New Year`s Eve
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: Hiromi Live Stream New Year`s Eve

Minor correction to the above:
Your access code will only allow for one concurrent stream i.e. You can either watch it live or stream it on demand once the following day...not both.
(Makes no sense to me, either but I wasn`t consulted).
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hiromi Live Stream New Year`s Eve
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Hiromi Live Stream New Year`s Eve

The great jazz pianist Hiromi is performing a benefit for the NYC Blue Note from its counterpart in Tokyo starting at 11:00pm EST December 31 (adjust your time accordingly). There`s an encouragement to make a donation to the club, but you can stream the performance live and/or watch it all the next ...
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blue Umbrella with 2 bonus tracks
Replies: 13
Views: 3100

Re: Blue Umbrella with 2 bonus tracks

Also in the interview transcript was Tashian`s expressed wish that "...when we get '20th Century Man' up and running..." that Burt sing the vocal. I can`t imagine that at all; but it was also what tipped me to the fact that the two additional tracks were recorded at a later session than that (those?...