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by Blair N. Cummings
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in unexpected places...
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Bacharach in unexpected places...

I just want to know what purpose on earth "Wives and Lovers" could have served being placed anywhere in The Exorcist.
by Blair N. Cummings
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 22
Views: 1844

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Having just checked out Spotify, it seems that their first, great album is inexplicably not available, so here`s the first of YouTube trail:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoCh8V2 ... U4mtLbWT-X
Good luck!
by Blair N. Cummings
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 22
Views: 1844

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

I`ve listened to a few of these tracks now - and they`re certainly "pretty" enough, but my decaying mind keeps being thrown back to Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends.
I`d provide a link but these don`t always effectively cross the Atlantic. Try Spotify.
by Blair N. Cummings
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert

Okay, Blue just enlightened me.
Apologies all around for being too old to get the reference.
I`m going to bed now.
by Blair N. Cummings
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert

The amyloid plaque must be building: I can`t even think who "Bill and Ted" are.
And I should never drink and post.
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1184
Views: 250471

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

Despite my best efforts to hype this album, it tanked without a trace. It featured songs that she co-wrote with everyone from Carole King to Jimmy Webb to...name someone. And she has a superb voice. CBS/Columbia was going to release it, then backed off. It eventually came out on an indie. After an E...
by Blair N. Cummings
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert

UH...Why?
Do you know something about this that the rest of us don`t?
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert

Has anyone seen any reviews of this show?
by Blair N. Cummings
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

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

The title is "Look Up Again." It`s beautiful.
Update: I just checked; it`s available on Spotify...at least in the US. It`s under Herb Alpert`s name.
by Blair N. Cummings
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Remember New York Animals?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Remember New York Animals?

Since we`re on the subject of suppressed songs, what became of these? I still maintain that those I heard were infinitely superior to the Gift of the Magi/Some Lovers stuff. I never warmed to much of any of it. And - lest we forget - there remains the score of the unproduced Sleeping Beauty (as Blue...
by Blair N. Cummings
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

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

Yeah, and there was also a rumor that Dianne Krall was going to record them. If, indeed, the songs just didn`t measure up to standards they must have been genuinely god-awful considering some of what Bacharach has allowed to come out under his name in recent decades. (I`m thinking, but not exclusive...
by Blair N. Cummings
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

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

I read somewhere a while back a statement by Declan to the effect that "There doesn`t need to be another album." I don`t know if he was drunk, depressed, or if it applied to his own subsequent compositions. Has he released anything over the past few years? And, anyway, my question stands: ...
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Keely Smith
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Keely Smith

Well, the Beatles pulled the wool over many pairs of eyes. As enjoyable as many of their albums were, they scarcely amounted to Art, and Keely was probably goaded by her label into recording that album. Now, do we want - on this forum - to discuss whether James Paul McCartney was murdered in late `6...
by Blair N. Cummings
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Keely Smith
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Keely Smith

I noted her death with wistful sadness. I`m old enough to recall her television appearances with then-hubby Louis Prima. They were the obvious template for the next decade`s Sonny and Cher, as often cited. But Keely was so much wittier, smarter, sexier, and possessed of such a far superior voice tha...
by Blair N. Cummings
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Bacharach & Costello benefit concert

I`m going out on a limb here and guessing that not a single new song will be performed.
Ron, are you shelling out for this? You can let us know.

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