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by harrymcc
Sun May 31, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: First released recording of 'Knowing When To Leave'
Replies: 12
Views: 338

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: 12
Views: 338

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: 1899

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: 6210

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: 3533

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: 3533

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: 13524

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: 3533

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: 9851

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: 3093

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: 2403

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: 3458

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: 8909

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.
by harrymcc
Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hal David is gone
Replies: 34
Views: 15196

Re: Hal David is gone

People always refer to "Bacharach-David," but "David-Bacharach" would be just as apt. There was never anyone else like him, before or after. What unimaginable good fortune that they found each other and worked together.
by harrymcc
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Does Burt meet and greet with fans after his shows?
Replies: 6
Views: 3432

No Relation!

...but I'm honored to share part of his name and his hometown!

--Harry