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by gillanddon
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 35
Views: 14111

Re: Dionne Files for Bankruptcy

I'm AMAZED how quiet the 'forum' is ... is it because Mr Bacharach and Mr Davis grabbed all the pies?
by gillanddon
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 35
Views: 14111

Re: Dionne Files for Bankruptcy

These days wouldn't bankrupt mean bankrupt internationally?
by gillanddon
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 35
Views: 14111

Re: Dionne Files for Bankruptcy

Lord this is too sad. When I think of what Dionne has done directly and indirectly for charity, politics, schools .. her vast spectum of influence over the past 50 years, the sums probably outshine the tax debt. She's a national treasure and should be looked after. It's a disgrace. Come on Barack co...
by gillanddon
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1249
Views: 593174

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

'Almost Like a Song' .. my favourite from Dionne's new album ... love it! It has a sort of country sound to it.
by gillanddon
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Warwick's voice
Replies: 27
Views: 20264

Re: Dionne Warwick's voice

Hello Mayhew ... I found it interesting what you said and of course it's true but I think it's time to let the fabulous lady off the hook! Dionne is 72. I go to her concerts to see an icon and definately not the lady who sang in 1964. The concerts are fabulous so you should just ease into them. Even...
by gillanddon
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne and Johnny Recording Once Again
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: Dionne and Johnny Recording Once Again

I think if Dionne and Johnny would be stunningif produced well. Their voices sit comfortably together. Don't you just love him?! There are so many lesser known but amazing Bacharach and David songs from the early days which wouldn't be too much of a vocal challenge for Dionne ...I think the one's re...
by gillanddon
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne and Johnny Recording Once Again
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: Dionne and Johnny Recording Once Again

Great news .. especially if they can record some of the Bacharach and David hidden treasures along with Phil Ramone.
by gillanddon
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF

Sorry! That song was almost a replica of his sound! Dionne said that a lot of British artists pinched her voice in the 60's .. Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw etc .. word for word .. same for Burt .. they must have got pissed off .. dont kid yourself. Dionne said the 'British' had no respect .. they just i...
by gillanddon
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Streisand at the Oscars
Replies: 25
Views: 9234

Re: Streisand at the Oscars

Hi GH .. I agree entirely. So sick of this no smoking, don't speak, don't do anything PC world. These vocalists are fabulous. I have to say, cos I'm a fan of them all. I absolutely love Dionne's smokey tones!! Even more so than than the pure early 60's ones! Far more mature and sexy!!
by gillanddon
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF

Hi blueonblue .. In that case he must be a greater man than I! I would have been chewed up with bitterness. I would have bet my life on that song being one of his compositions.
by gillanddon
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF

Hello Blair ... hey! Surely I've agreed with a lot of your expert opinion over the years?! Yes the good old HOF .. it's too much eh? It's the lack of good 'melody' that I'm currently missing in a lot . Even, dare I say it, in say someone like Adele's songs .. I find her vocals can be a bit abrasive ...
by gillanddon
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Manilow on Bacharach and David - BBC Radio 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: Manilow on Bacharach and David - BBC Radio 2

Thanks sara for the tip off .. I'll definately be listening. I think Barry Manilow is one of the great entertainers of our time!
by gillanddon
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: Further Degradation of the Songwriters HOF

Hello Blair! I havn't even heard of some of the songs mentioned by Aerosmith and Foreigner song writers ... what is the selection panel on????

Hey blueonblue! .. who wrote that Jackie Trent song? Was it Tony Hatch? It's outright robbery. Things like this must have really upset Burt big time.
by gillanddon
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Streisand at the Oscars
Replies: 25
Views: 9234

Re: Streisand at the Oscars

Hi GehVorbei! I too enjoyed Barbra Streisand's performance at the Oscars. As yo say, it was so gentle and such a warm tribute to her great friend. Great to see her up there where she belongs. I have to say, Shirley Bassey was in fine fettle too with 'Goldfinger' .. one waits for the full force of th...
by gillanddon
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

Re: Is it just me?

No BB Fan ... it isn't just you! I totally agree!! No top draw musicianship around at the moment .. no class either. It is depressing and frustrating.