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by Martyn
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Australian TV Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 5034

Re: Australian TV Interview

[quote="bonkersforburt"]Sorry...Martyni[/quote]

No worries - glad you enjoyed it!
by Martyn
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Australian TV Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 5034

Australian TV Interview

Hi all, This morning (Thu 24 Sep) Burt spoke with Australian journalist and TV host Virginia Trioli (who is clearly a fan) ahead of his forthcoming tour Down Under in November. I hope this link works regardless of location. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-24/burt-bacharach-speaks-with-abc-news-br...
by Martyn
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach a late addition to play the Glastonbury Festival
Replies: 38
Views: 12053

Re: Bacharach a late addition to play the Glastonbury Festiv

Thanks Nicko for posting the link!

A great show. Yes, at 87 he's still pulling appreciative crowds of all ages.

I'm sure a lot of them were saying about some of the songs, "Oh, I never realised he wrote that one........!"

Martyn
by Martyn
Fri May 22, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)
Replies: 10
Views: 3717

Re: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)

I believe the venue is the Greek Theater in LA.

Martyn
by Martyn
Thu May 21, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)
Replies: 10
Views: 3717

Re: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)

This is a gem! Thanks blueonblue for posting it! I think the backing singer far right is Marilyn Jackson, who was Burt's vocal director for many years and, I'm told, was part of the backing vocals team on most of his solo albums. I don't recognise the other singers though - perhaps someone else migh...
by Martyn
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: studio musicians
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

Re: studio musicians

Further to my above reply, I've just realised that the listing in the link probably refers to Burt's instrumental version of 'Promises Promises'. But Gary Chester is probably the most likely drummer on Dionne's recording as well.

Someone else might know for sure.

Martyn
by Martyn
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: studio musicians
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

Re: studio musicians

Hi jimrod,

Based on the info available via the link below, Gary Chester was the drummer on that recording. He was Burt's session drummer of choice in NYC for his own studio recordings and those of Dionne's.

http://www.angelfire.com/music5/garychester/disc.html

Hope this helps.

Martyn
by Martyn
Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's Catalogue Expanded and Remastered...
Replies: 27
Views: 14242

Background Singers

I'm not sure why background singer lists were not issued on Dionne's 60s albums. I've wondered about this in regard to Burt's 60s and early 70s solo albums. Especially when, on later albums all musicians were given credit. Was the earlier absence because of a lack of space available to list all of t...
by Martyn
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 2 CD Live album availability
Replies: 10
Views: 4344

Re: 2 CD Live album availability

Hi, The double-disc edition has the following three tracks, not available on the single-disc: 1. For the Children - an instrumental by Burt. Runs for appr 11 mins. 2. Fallin' Out of Love - written by Burt, Jerry Leiber and Jed Leiber. Vocals by Donna Taylor. 3. Who'll Speak for Love - written by Bur...
by Martyn
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hal David is gone
Replies: 34
Views: 15362

Re: Hal David is gone

Sad news that spells, stylistically at least, probably the end of a songwriting era.

But he leaves a wonderful legacy of evergreen standards that will continue to be enjoyed by countless millions, including those not yet born.

RIP Hal, and thank you.

Martyn
by Martyn
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: from the San Diego Jewish Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 3269

Re: from the San Diego Jewish Journal

I have a feeling that when Steven Sater spoke about Burt conducting his first symphony in Sydney, he meant that Burt was conducting the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for the first time. That was in July 2007. 'For the Children' was first performed in Australia when Burt returned in February 2008. Regard...
by Martyn
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: another little-sung favorite
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: another little-sung favorite

Yes, I like Dionne's version and Burt's isn't bad either.

But the first version I heard and the one that remains my favourite is by Sergio Mendes and Brazil '77.

Somehow, it just seems to groove along effortlessly.



Martyn
by Martyn
Sat May 14, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rainbow Room DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Rainbow Room DVD

Hi Vincent, I'm fine but for the past year I've been up from 'Down Under' in the Middle East (UAE) so I can only hope that Burt decides to race one of his horses in the next Dubai Cup. Then he'd come over and might be persuaded to do a gig as well. The Burj Khalifa would be a good venue. It's quite ...
by Martyn
Fri May 06, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rainbow Room DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Rainbow Room DVD

Burt and Dionne's New Years Eve 1996 performance at the Rainbow Room, originally broadcast by AMC (US cable channel), is now available on DVD. Probably the only available full-length concert featuring Burt and Dionne together. The set list is the same as that of the TV special, however, the DVD omit...
by Martyn
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Ronan Keating in the Studio with Burt
Replies: 54
Views: 18400

Re: Ronan Keating in the Studio with Burt

Hi Vincent,

I'm fine thanks, and always looking out for your latest posts!

Martyn