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by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Roy Eldridge...
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Re: Roy Eldridge...

Thanks Blair for the info, I will most certainly check it out. (I'm sure you meant Friday the 30th). Also in reading WKCR's upcoming features, on Sunday the 25th from 10a.m.—8p.m. the music of Antonio "Tom" Carlos Jobim will be featured—that's his birthday. It's great to know that jazz and swing are...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: new song
Replies: 2
Views: 1985

Re: new song

Thanks for the link bonkers! I have been waiting and wanting to hear the full studio version of this ever since I heard it featured in an episode of "The Nanny" YEARS ago. It certainly surpassed my expectations of it and wonder if it was arranged/produced by Burt himself—it sounds like it was. I'm f...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Alert for Coleman Hawkins Fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Re: Alert for Coleman Hawkins Fans

Thanks Blair for sharing that info about the program. I missed it and am sorry that I'm just now getting around to replying. My parents owned and operated the first black motel in the state of Oklahoma along with a restaurant/nightclub. Before integration, celebrities would stay at our motel as they...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Jimmy Ruffin
Replies: 0
Views: 2292

R.I.P.—Jimmy Ruffin

Motown's Jimmy Ruffin, brother of the Temptation's lead singer David Ruffin, passed away today at the age of 78. He was best known for his hit "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" on Motown's subsidiary V.I.P. label.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Lost Horizon" on tv
Replies: 1
Views: 1816

Re: "Lost Horizon" on tv

Thanks grooverider, I watched the original on getTv this past Sunday. It was the first time I'd seen it and found it to be more intriguing than the '73 remake. Burt must have taken his cue from the original's score with its minor keys, diminished and augmented chords, and overall exotic themes. It's...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: new Christmas song
Replies: 4
Views: 3262

Re: new Christmas song

Can't wait to hear it! I know it's a stretch, but I can only hope that this could be the start of things to come. Given Dionne's gospel background, I've always envisioned Burt composing songs of faith for her. Quite simply, they are the loves of my life.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released
Replies: 5
Views: 4771

Re: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released

Speaking of Glenn, shortly after that sterling duet, he continued his association with Burt's music having recorded "Love Will Show Us How" (Burt Bacharach/David Foster/Michael Jay) which was from the 1986 album titled "Take It From Me". If you haven't heard this gem, please check it out. Wish Dionn...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released
Replies: 5
Views: 4771

Re: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released

Thanks Downtown for the thrilling news! I also want to pass along some additional related news that I read from two (2) other sites (The Second Disc and Funky Town Grooves): In addition to the one you mentioned, there are two (2) more Arista expanded reissues: "No Night So Long" and "How Many Times ...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Joe Sample
Replies: 4
Views: 3447

R.I.P.—Joe Sample

Joe Sample died of complications of lung cancer yesterday in Houston at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. His family was at his side. Joe was 75. He was recently mentioned on this forum in a thread discussing his association with the group The (Jazz) Crusaders and Randy Crawford ("Street Life"). He was...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1249
Views: 576455

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

Thanks Blair for sharing that link! That is one beautiful song! Both studio and live versions are well executed and the vocals, instrumentations, arrangements, and productions are simply top notch. The lyrics are prolific and profound just as they are in her "Tell It To Your Heart", co-written by th...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach on Marian MacPartland's Piano Jazz
Replies: 8
Views: 5113

Re: Bacharach on Marian MacPartland's Piano Jazz

Sorry Sara et.al., I replied to your Crusaders' post on the "Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)" thread instead of this one somehow.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1249
Views: 576455

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

Yes Sara, The Crusaders are versatile. I was listening to Jimmy Miller's jazz program on KIOO in OKC in the late 60's when there was a contest to win tickets to their engagement at Bryant Center. The question was "Who is #1 on Billboard's Jazz Chart?" and I knew the answer and called in and won. I w...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Looking With My Eyes": Hit or Miss?
Replies: 9
Views: 4013

Re: "Looking With My Eyes": Hit or Miss?

For me, it was a hit! You summed it up by using the word "complexity" to describe it. I like the without-warning intro, the way the song just attacks and gets right to the heart of the matter. Another song that reminds me of the complexity of this one is "Another Night".
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's Stage Show
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: Dionne's Stage Show

Hi face, I've attended many of her stage shows here in Oklahoma and she's NEVER done a wardrobe change. I do recall that she once donned a blonde wig for an imitation of Marlene's "Falling In Love Again" and changed to a huge, puffy Afro while performing Diana's "Baby Love" back in the mid to late 6...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat May 03, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: most beautiful haunting melodies you ever heard?
Replies: 67
Views: 31111

Re: most beautiful haunting melodies you ever heard?

Dani, thanks for sharing that piece. Simply magnificent! Speaking of "Triste", it brings to mind a most hauntingly beautiful ballad titled "Canto Triste" by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 from 1968. This Masterpiece appears on their A&M album "Fool On The Hill". Three more hauntingly beautiful recording...