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by harrymcc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another Bacharach online campaign concert
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Another Bacharach online campaign concert

I watched Burt's Zoom concert/conversation tonight on behalf of WinWisconsin and really enjoyed it. It's good to see and hear him, more than two years after the last time I did so at an in-person event. I'm a sucker for his singing. And there was something magical about him turning "What the World N...
by harrymcc
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Johnny Mandel 1925 - 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 961

Re: Johnny Mandel 1925 - 2020

I have a soft spot for Mandel’s “The Shadow of Your Smile,” since it was the love theme from the Taylor/Burton film THE SANDPIPER, which was written in part by my cousins Louis and Irene Kamp. (They had to go to arbitration to get credit after Dalton Trumbo did his own pass on the script.) It must b...
by harrymcc
Sun May 31, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: First released recording of 'Knowing When To Leave'
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: First released recording of 'Knowing When To Leave'

I think Frank genuinely dislikes Turkey Lurkey time...but maybe I’ll ask him for more memories of his PROMISES PROMISES experience next time I see him, and share them here.

(Me, I love the song.)
by harrymcc
Fri May 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: First released recording of 'Knowing When To Leave'
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: First released recording of 'Knowing When To Leave'

Great discovery. Bambi’s version is a bit too leisurely and smooth—I like the hectic quality of most versions that leaves singers challenged to keep up. In general, one of the things I like about the Promises, Promises songs is the human quality, with a bit less of the polish we usually associate wi...
by harrymcc
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The beginning of a New Year
Replies: 11
Views: 3081

Re: The beginning of a New Year

I hope he comes to the Bay Area in 2020. He didn’t in 2019, for the first time in quite awhile.
by harrymcc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Norman Gimbel R.I.P.
Replies: 4
Views: 6633

Re: Norman Gimbel R.I.P.

Gimbel's Jobim lyrics were genuinely good. And he was responsible for a surprising percentage of the music bouncing around the back of my brain, including the songs for the bizarre HR PUFNSTUF movie, the WONDER WOMAN theme, and (recorded beautifully by Dusty) "It Goes Like It Goes."
by harrymcc
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt in Carmel-by—the-Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 3882

Re: Burt in Carmel-by—the-Sea

I was also lucky enough to see Miles Davis, who stuck to his famous tradition of largely ignoring the audience--and even satirized himself by introducing us to the band by facing away from us and holding up signs.
by harrymcc
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt in Carmel-by—the-Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 3882

Re: Burt in Carmel-by—the-Sea

Burt still doesn't talk THAT much, to the degree you might feel like he's robbing you of music. And ultimately, the quality of the talk determines how much quantity feels right. I saw Herb Alpert and Lani Hall last year and their show had a high patter quotient, and it was very enjoyable.
by harrymcc
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole
Replies: 19
Views: 14798

Re: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole

I’m also late to this, but I’m so sorry to hear that. My only interactions with Vincent were an exchange or two on this forum, but it was obvious he was a sweet guy and so very good at sharing his enthusiasm.
by harrymcc
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt in Carmel-by—the-Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 3882

Burt in Carmel-by—the-Sea

Just went to Burt’s sold-out concert here—the eleventh time I’ve seen him, I think, and a 20th anniversary special since the first time was at the “One Amazing Night” concert. It was a joy as usual, and significantly different from the last one I attended, last year in San Francisco, with more recen...
by harrymcc
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: tonight, Royce Hall
Replies: 10
Views: 10458

Re: tonight, Royce Hall

My wife and I were at the San Francisco concert last night. Burt has bounced all the way back from his injury and his only reference to it was mentioning that a bad shoulder kept him from playing tennis. The music was as great as ever, and his patter between songs was maybe the most engaging and ent...
by harrymcc
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's 11/11 concert in SF rescheduled for next June
Replies: 1
Views: 3235

Burt's 11/11 concert in SF rescheduled for next June

He's still recovering from his broken arm. I'm sorry for myself (I have tickets) and hopeful that he's on the mend.
by harrymcc
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bert Bacharach's book
Replies: 3
Views: 2566

Bert Bacharach's book

I suspect that most of the people who read this forum are aware that Burt's father, Bert Bacharach, was a well-known columnist. I was. And for some reason, I assumed he wrote about showbiz-type stuff. But I recently stumbled across his 1970 book How to Do Almost Everything at a second-hand book sale...
by harrymcc
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Concert notes: Las Vegas, March 28, 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3705

Concert notes: Las Vegas, March 28, 2013

This isn't a review: when it comes to Burt Bacharach, I'm not capable of being critical. (Usually.) Suffice it to say that I had a very good time, in a beautiful concert hall -- the one-year-old Smith Center -- which was full of other people who seemed to be having a very good time. Back in the midd...
by harrymcc
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New concert dates
Replies: 22
Views: 9720

Re: New concert dates

Just got tickets to the Vegas concert -- the seventh (?) time I've seen Bacharach in concert, but the first in a long time.