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by igtmfo33
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Your choice for a beautiful Burt co-writer hookup?
Replies: 22
Views: 8849

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

Thnx all, BB fan: Elvis composed "at least" the opening musical theme of "God Give Me Strength," so Burt is not averse to other melodists. Burt was no doubt in charge of the music in this project, but Elvis contributed in substantial ways to other songs in the musical standpoint, from what I've read...
by igtmfo33
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:13 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Your choice for a beautiful Burt co-writer hookup?
Replies: 22
Views: 8849

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

Very embarrassed, I should have compiled the 1-100 list before posting here ... - Joe South. Some deep tunes are as good as Joe's big hits. Beautiful work. Joe's been retired/reclusive for a very long time. Joe's writing is superb, and I hope he puts out a CD or two for fans to get a hold of, before...
by igtmfo33
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Your choice for a beautiful Burt co-writer hookup?
Replies: 22
Views: 8849

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

Oops, while I'm on a roll.. a) Maybe David Gates of Bread (long out of action, maybe because of the decline of melody?) b) Another very inspired writer like Don McLean, still yearning for beautiful tunes and lyric accd to his site I think ... c) I've run out of names at the moment, a bunch more I'm ...
by igtmfo33
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Your choice for a beautiful Burt co-writer hookup?
Replies: 22
Views: 8849

Your choice for a beautiful Burt co-writer hookup?

Sorry to elaborate an earlier thread, but nearing the 10th anniversary of the mega-brilliant Burt and Elvis Costello hookup, thinking that Burt would find some new great melodies/tunes in him nowadays by the inconvenience-tension of having to write/record with a similar (but not so good as him) popu...
by igtmfo33
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Will Burt and Macca, the last melodists, ever hook up?
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Will Burt and Macca, the last melodists, ever hook up?

Paul McCartney just turned 66. Burt 80, right? Just read that George Carlin went to his maker tonight, and either got a merit badge or a slight reprimand :) I've thought of opening this thread for years. Burt hasn't ever expressed, that I've ever read, any real appreciation of the Beatles. Nor has P...
by igtmfo33
Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Warwick on A&E Classroom Sept. 29 4:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Thanks, I haven't seen it anyway, I've only had satellite a year and never thought to TIVO Dionne's name. I didn't think she would have a bio, my bad. Sorry Dionne!

Looking forward to it!
by igtmfo33
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Balance of Nature
Replies: 7
Views: 3598

Thinking of this tune .. The bridge on this tune like Steveo65 says is a huge thing. It's a a big-time beautiful BB tune in itself, 2 separate melodies in 10 or 12 bars ... each of these 2 hooks would be a great base for a standalone verse/tune ... let alone a "throwaway" bridge that only comes arou...
by igtmfo33
Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: gilbert o' sullivan fav. song All Kinds of People
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

Gilbert had about three hits which were great, and I spent money on his LPs trying to find deep cuts, but to no avail ... just hoping to save money for anyone here from paying money on GEMM ... Gilbert's other stuff is out of print so he won't see royalties from sales so he won't lose money by my di...
by igtmfo33
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Other Christmas Song
Replies: 11
Views: 4949

Let me tout again another holiday song of Burt and Hal's, "Winter Warm," recorded by Gale Storm. To hear, go to npr.org and then to the "Fresh Air" show. Click on 'past shows' and go to the Dec. 19, 2005 show. Singer Rebecca Kilgore and friends sing some obscure holiday songs, Burt's appears about 2...
by igtmfo33
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: burt or paul griffin as pianist on dionne/scepter tracks?
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

burt or paul griffin as pianist on dionne/scepter tracks?

Coming across the years-old obit on the session pianist Paul Griffin ... that he was supposedly the piano player on many, many of the Dionne sessions with Burt and Hal as writers ... It's disconcerting to me tonight, listening from the front to back of the genius body of Dionne's/Burt's/Hal's work, ...
by igtmfo33
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Geico Insurance ad
Replies: 28
Views: 16149

Sorry to bump, and especially sorry for my earlier overlong post. It seems like I'm alone in standing up for Burt's honor, it's my stupid-ass problem I thinking and who gives a dam about Burt's image to defend etc. I'm serious about this, I'm wrong to even bring it up. Really, who cares? For all of ...
by igtmfo33
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Geico Insurance ad
Replies: 28
Views: 16149

Oh god, I saw this too. Then tonight, I saw Geico commercial number 2 in the same ad campaign, the same riff, a similarly very dull retro person sitting next to ... "Charo," yes the hootchie-coochie girl is is making embarassing (especially for-a-70-plus-year-old) sexy moves like she used to do on M...
by igtmfo33
Wed May 10, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Just discovered Scott Walker late 60s composer/lyrics - wow
Replies: 6
Views: 4128

Bumping my post, srry ... I fergot to say exactly how beautiful these songs are .. so nice and original are the main part of these tunes ... then come dramatic modulations on the bridges ... unforgettable. These are real tunes folks that have gone undiscovered ... The arrangements are all just rever...
by igtmfo33
Tue May 09, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Just discovered Scott Walker late 60s composer/lyrics - wow
Replies: 6
Views: 4128

Just discovered Scott Walker late 60s composer/lyrics - wow

It seems like every good thing about recent (last half century !!) songwriting came together in the late 60s and VERY early 70s - melody and even beautiful melancholy/minor keys-tunes were popular, became classics, etc ... Lyrics could go any way you wanted. Even James Brown would do Shadow of Your ...
by igtmfo33
Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Gene Pitney dies this morning
Replies: 16
Views: 9513

I hate to bring this up ... but it would be a tribute to both of them if true! -- Was Gene Pitney the soul inheritor to Johnnie Ray??? They both were brave enough to sing in a completely non-charts/non-popular way ... Was Gene influenced in a big way by Johnnie's passionate delivery? I just read tha...