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by harrymcc
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bert Bacharach, Burt’s dad
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Bert Bacharach, Burt’s dad

I’m fascinated by the fact that Burt’s father, Bert Bacharach, was quite well-known in his day as a newspaper columnist who provided household tips—sort of the Heloise of his day. Here’s some video of him from a newsreel (spoiler: He doesn’t look or sound much like Burt): https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by harrymcc
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach TV Special From 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 12451

Re: Bacharach TV Special From 1972

Great find, thank you. I can never get enough renditions of “Knowing When to Leave” and “The Look of Love.”
by harrymcc
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 891140

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

Mama Cass Elliot—one of the greatest voices of her era—singing “The Look of Love” on the Carol Burnett Show. The staging is bizarre, but Cass is, as usual, infallible. I wish she’d done more Bacharach/David.

by harrymcc
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 891140

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

Wow! The Philadelphia Bacharach sound.
by harrymcc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another Bacharach online campaign concert
Replies: 0
Views: 9076

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: 4220

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: 7857

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: 7857

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: 7246

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: 8878

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: 6019

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: 6019

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: 21322

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: 6019

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: 13694

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...