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by ron hertel
Sun May 17, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Jimmy Webb....U.K. Tour.
Replies: 42
Views: 18725

Re: Jimmy Webb....U.K. Tour.

Blair:

The discussion here on JW inspired me to pull out my Thelma Houston "Sunshower" CD (her 1969 debut album produced by JW) .... Still love it - and once again a big "Thank you". ...... Also still enjoy the Glen Campbell - JW recordings!

ron
by ron hertel
Fri May 15, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 4678

Re: Birthday

....... He may be ripe but he sure ain't old. ... A wonderful example of how to remain physically and mentally vital through those advancing years by sticking to what one loves to do - and - we are the fortunate recipients! ..... Wishing you many more Burt - and "keep on keepin' on"

ron
by ron hertel
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BACHARACH /San Diego
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

BACHARACH /San Diego

Just announced - Burt will appear with the San Diego Symphony on August 16th.
by ron hertel
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach touring the UK again this summer
Replies: 10
Views: 5441

Re: Bacharach touring the UK again this summer

Great news for Bacharach admirers! .... Just look at that 2015 concert schedule. ... It's reminiscent of Dionne's itinerary over the past few years - which came to a rather abrupt halt last year. ... Hopefully this does not signal a similar cutback for Burt's fans around the world. ...... The travel...
by ron hertel
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 888704

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

"blue"

You're right! ..... 2 others come to mind: "Be True To Yourself" (by Bobby Vee) and "Fool Killer" (by Gene Pitney). ........ I was attracted to their unique qualities before I ever heard of Burt Bacharach!
Thanks for the link. ... Never heard that Adam Wade recording before.

ron
by ron hertel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: My version of What The World Needs Now
Replies: 3
Views: 3304

Re: My version of What The World Needs Now

HugeDionnefan: It's gratifying to know that young people like yourself appreciate the musical contributions of Burt, Hal & Dionne. Were you exposed to their work through family members - or - did you discover them on your own? .... Enjoyed your heartfelt interpretation and I must tell you that you p...
by ron hertel
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach Tribute Nights London
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Re: Bacharach Tribute Nights London

iajewel:

Pleased for you being able to participate in this upcoming tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach. ..... Let us know when you can reveal the vocalist's name and I look forward to viewing it online!
by ron hertel
Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 100 Reasons the Beatles Suck
Replies: 24
Views: 18832

Re: 100 Reasons the Beatles Suck

These "scenic detours" ARE fun - and - I would encourage others to initiate similar discussions. ....... Provocative subject titles like "100 Reasons the Beatles Suck" encourage participation and expand the scope of the discussion and the variety of opinions presented ....... Thank you Blair!

Ron
by ron hertel
Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Waiting for Charlie
Replies: 9
Views: 7896

Re: Waiting for Charlie

Much can be rightfully overlooked when a composer performs his own work - especially when performed live! .... The intensity and passion of these performances overshadows any vocal shortcomings!
by ron hertel
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 888704

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

..... Andy Williams - perhaps the greatest "male interpreter" of these Bacharach/David classics. ........ Obviously sung the way Burt likes them sung! .... Thanks for posting this link!
by ron hertel
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Great News
Replies: 5
Views: 5993

Re: Great News

.... One of the best things about this "Discussion Forum" is that so many of the participants bring to it a wealth of knowledge on many of the topics addressed. ...... I've often thought it would be great if Burt - or - one of "his people" could post something occasionally on those topics that promo...
by ron hertel
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Great News
Replies: 5
Views: 5993

Re: Great News

Blair:

I thought the same thing! ..... Either a misprint - or - perhaps a "Telethon"!

Ron
by ron hertel
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Great News
Replies: 5
Views: 5993

Re: Great News

Rob:

That is "Great News" - Hopefully something positive will materialize for "Some Lovers" in light of the fact that Bacharach and Sater appear to be solidly behind this effort! ... Thanks for sharing this link!

Ron
by ron hertel
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Finder of Lost Loves" version Warwick/Vandross released
Replies: 5
Views: 6054

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

Just makes you wonder just how much more unreleased material still remains in those "mysterious vaults"! ....... I still recall the Dionne/Luther version of "Finder Of Lost Loves" on that short lived TV show with both names appearing in the show's credits. ..... Don't understand how Dionne was quote...
by ron hertel
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Cilla
Replies: 45
Views: 29374

Re: Cilla

.... A similar quote could have come from both Dusty Springfield and Jackie DeShannon referring to Dionne. . ... Dionne recorded covers with similar arrangements of both "What The World Needs Now" and "The Look Of Love" ......... While I've always characterized Warwick as inimitable - Cilla, Dusty a...