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by steveo_1965
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Geico Insurance ad
Replies: 28
Views: 15827

guess I'll jump in here....I find the Geico commercials very much fun... and despite the critisicm of Charro being too much hoochy coochie, she still looks incredible....Little Richard has made one as well....It's all amusing, and Burt is funny as well......that's the bottom line for me..don't care ...
by steveo_1965
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Looks like no CD #2 for Ron and Burt
Replies: 1
Views: 1456

I want to wish Ron Isley the best through this very rough time in his life....
Ron, I know you'll make it through...come back and make some more cd's for us.
by steveo_1965
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Calling all Bacharach Song Experts
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Calling all Bacharach Song Experts

Hi,
I'm wondering about an obscure 45 RPM record made by the Burt Bacharach Oechestra in the early 60's on Big Top records - entitled Brigette Bardot.
Anyone ever heard this ditty? I'm guessing it's an instrumental.
by steveo_1965
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Productions of Dionne tracks he didn't write?
Replies: 10
Views: 4926

Kyle,
Is that the arrangement that ends on a dischordant brass chord?
It was brilliant....
by steveo_1965
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dusty-Sexiest Female Singer for Ballads
Replies: 12
Views: 6358

Dusty-Sexiest Female Singer for Ballads

Hi, Watched and heard a commercial last nite on tv....can't remember the product..but it was showing down shots from a helicopter to the streets below in Manhattan, in between the buildings... Featured was a voice that sounded familiar...I kept listening, amazed at the vocal...The song was "What Are...
by steveo_1965
Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Listening to Jill O'Hara Sing Promises
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Listening to Jill O'Hara Sing Promises

Listening to the recording provided from a link on this forum, I listened to The main song "Promises Promises" from the play of the same name voiced by Jill O'Hara... The Backround arrangement is "basically" the same as the one on the Cast Album that Mr. Orbach sang...with a few slight alterations.....
by steveo_1965
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP Arthur Lee
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

Mark,
Hi to you! I've been here, reading all the posts for a long time, but was not "registered"...
Thanks for your story on Love's version of "My Little Red Book" ! ! !
by steveo_1965
Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP Arthur Lee
Replies: 4
Views: 2420

Mark, I do seem to remember reading that Burt said he "hated" Love's version of his song. However, I do recall the sounds going down at that time in the mid 60's, and listening to Burt's version on Kapp...well it wasn't the hippest version we've ever heard... I guess that is the bane or the beauty o...
by steveo_1965
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hard to Find Burt Music
Replies: 5
Views: 3959

Enormous, George N. Terry had a fine ear for music. As far as his relationship with Burt, I don't know...I'm pretty sure he was working for the music publisher. I do remember reading that George's involvement with music goes way back to the big band era...I also remember reading that George N. Terry...
by steveo_1965
Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Brilliant arranging on some mid 60's hits
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Steve, In the case of the Promises Broadway score, Burt did bring his original 4 line sketches with him to the orchestrator Johnathan Tunick, so Tunick worked off of those....embellishing, etc...so one might say it was "based on" Burt's arrangements"... Of course on a 4 line sketch, there's not very...
by steveo_1965
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Brilliant arranging on some mid 60's hits
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Brilliant arranging on some mid 60's hits

Been thinking about some of the British artists who did some of Burt's big hits in the mid sixties... Listening to these records, one is "fooled" by the thought that Burt himself arranged these...but so integral to the songs are Burt's arrangements...the arrangers chosen did a brilliant job "aping" ...
by steveo_1965
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Productions of Dionne tracks he didn't write?
Replies: 10
Views: 4926

I can try to add to this...Burt at that time was a very busy man...and while he did attempt to do most of the work on Dionne's albums, for some cuts, he hired some of his friends to do some of the charts.. If these arrangements were not featured as a single, he would often leave then "as is"....howe...
by steveo_1965
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Nikki/Movie of the Week
Replies: 1
Views: 1665

The brilliant "Nikki" recordings made for ABC-TV for Movie of the Week were recorded for ABC by Harry Betts, a brilliant trombonist and music arranger. He made various lengths of the song for use by the network, and a more or less complete version can be heard on "TV Party"(website) and it is magnif...
by steveo_1965
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hard to Find Burt Music
Replies: 5
Views: 3959

hard to find music from burt

Regarding the "Hard to find" music from Burt, you have (understandibly) if you are under 60, missed the peak years of Burt's heydey. I can assure you a lot of sheet music was published, including all of the themes from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The problem is, as time goes by, publishers g...