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by igtmfo33
Sat May 29, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Scott Walker - ideal male Burt Bacharach singer?
Replies: 14
Views: 5172

Re: Scott Walker - ideal male Burt Bacharach singer?

I always like to put the plug in for Scott' Walker's songwriting, for those that haven't discovered it. Burt's super-high quality and originality of melody is impossible to find in contemporary music, but stuff close to it was scarce even in the 60s. Scott had great melodic inspiration for awhile in...
by igtmfo33
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: So that's what it was all about...
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Re: So that's what it was all about...

This makes my week. I had never seen the full vid of Cilla's final studio take of "Alfie' before (youtube vid embedded in this story). For me, watching that is as thrilling as it gets when it comes to music. Cilla said she was smitten with Burt, which is probably why she didn't storm off after the 1...
by igtmfo33
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs"
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: "Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs"

Sorry one more ... Three more unfinished/posthumous Gershwin songs were completed by Ira Gershwin and appeared in the 1964 movie "Kiss Me Stupid ..." ... Hey I'm no expert, just what I found out on the Web ... So you wonder what leavings Brian is working with ... possibly stuff that Kay Swift or Ira...
by igtmfo33
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs"
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: "Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs"

FWIW, there were/are lots of unfinished Gershwin songs. The songwriter Kay Swift, also Gershwin's lover for a long while, made it her late-life's work to get them to the public. The following is from her Website bio: "Kay Swift's intense lifelong devotion to George Gershwin and his music led her to ...
by igtmfo33
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs"
Replies: 12
Views: 3640

Re: "Brian Wilson to finish some George Gershwin songs"

Burt over Brian, no doubt. A Burt-Gershwin collaboration might inspire Burt to some top-level writing, like when he paired up with Elvis C. 10 or 12 years ago ... Not to diminish Brian, but the days when he wrote great songs are long past. That said, the state of songcraft is bad off these days ever...
by igtmfo33
Mon May 25, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Thanks

Thank YOU, Roberto! Sadly it looks like Marian McPartland's show with Burt of a few years ago isn't among her many archived shows that can be heard on her Piano Jazz site. ..... It was on there until a year ago or so, maybe it will be back amongst her archives or replayed soon. The show itself was p...
by igtmfo33
Thu May 21, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: “If I Ever Make You Cry”
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: “If I Ever Make You Cry”

This is either my favorite BB tune ever, or it's at least my favorite BB deep cut. It has high drama .... that quick (and unusual harmonic) modulation after the above lyric is stated and drawn-out by Dionne ... does that represent a transition between/from an A section to a B section, or maybe it's ...
by igtmfo33
Fri May 15, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Wow, YT Link to Beach Boys obscurity, very Bacharachian
Replies: 11
Views: 3836

Wow, YT Link to Beach Boys obscurity, very Bacharachian

Wow, one of the greatest Beach Boys songs ever (it was circa 1965) escaped my attention until a few days ago. Have you heard "She's Not The Little Girl I Once Knew" .... It was a single, never on an LP in that era apparently... added as an extra tune on "Beach Boys Today" CD. I can't get it out of m...
by igtmfo33
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: IMHO, best undiscovered Philly Soul song, (Y Tube link)
Replies: 0
Views: 895

IMHO, best undiscovered Philly Soul song, (Y Tube link)

So good it's never been on CD, (even LP I think ever.. wow what happened ..) But greatness can't be hidden. It has three scratchy 45s playing on You Tube ... including ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwpAXQszZew Frederick Knight's "Betcha Didn't Know That ..." ... yeah the "I've Been Lonely For S...
by igtmfo33
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

Re: The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966

Sorry everyone ... can I recommend one more. I'm an ass, just kick me in the ass (ouch, ouch) Singers Unlimited "A Capella II" (1971 I think) .... you sink into a melancholy, beautiful mood, pure beauty pours onto you. These four singers (with overdubs) render harmonies and changes you don't ever he...
by igtmfo33
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

Re: The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966

Uh oh, been drinking tonite, D. Cowboys won sorry, so I must say: May I also tout an album/record that should be a classic: "Scott 3" by Scott Walker. Can anyone ever tout enough, this most-brilliant-songwriting, most-heart-shattering, most-inspired tour-de-force of melody? No hits in here. A few tu...
by igtmfo33
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

Re: The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966

Well, no Burt involved, but .... Paul McCartney and Cat Stevens duet? Yes, on a new Cat song called "Boots and Sand" ... on Cat's new release ... Cat was on Tavis Smiley show the other night ... he's not so religiously against music as something trivial nowadays, but said that the culture has a role...
by igtmfo33
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

The beautiful B. Wilson 1965-1966

Like most of y'all I didn't buy the comprehensive Beach Boys, 1963-64 kind of stylized surf Chuck Berry stuff .. but from 1965 into 1966 or so, enormous work. Especially before Pet Sounds, those LPs hide some hidden beautiful stuff. Especially the two previous, "Beach Boys Today" and "Summer Days (A...
by igtmfo33
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Here's to the 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Here's to the 10 year anniversary of "Painted From Memory"

Greetings. - Sept. 29, 1998 ... Burt and Elvis Costello's extremely fine CD is released .. - Oct. 18, 1998 ... The duo's awesome live concert is recorded, produced beautifully musically and video ... with full orchestral backing and Burt's arrangements, conducting, and he's at the piano too - at Son...
by igtmfo33
Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Your choice for a beautiful Burt co-writer hookup?
Replies: 22
Views: 8848

Re: Your choice for a beautiful Burt co-writer hookup?

Since I started this thread, I have to apologetically correct my mistakes ... I asked if any great pop writer did his best work real early, then never had hits again, referencing Jimmy Webb. Yes, I correct myself: Cat Stevens was even an earlier casualty. Cat wrote his first (and best) three or four...