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blueonblue
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"DOWNTOWN"

Postby blueonblue » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:43 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Miss Petula Clark and Mr Tony Hatch !!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JztIXbaGDZU

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Roberto Pinardi
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Great

Postby Roberto Pinardi » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:08 am


Andrew
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Location: Liverpool UK

Postby Andrew » Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:22 pm

Here's a funny one - I'll never fall in love again...Mr Costello will have to watch his back!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF1w6Ri_b4

Enjoy
Andrew

Roberto Pinardi
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Brasil

Postby Roberto Pinardi » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:22 am


blueonblue
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Jackie !!!

Postby blueonblue » Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:30 am

Very rare "clip" of Jackie DeShannon singing one of Bacharach
and David's lesser known songs...........hope you enjoy it !!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cr2_xP4S5w

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An Enormous BB Fan
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Me Japanese Boy (I Love You)

Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:16 pm

For those of you who have never heard this Burt/Hal creation, here it is. While the lyric wouldn't fly in this day and age, I do think the music is absolutely wonderful -- and very catchy, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TscPK35fkI

Tell me what you think.

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Re: Me Japanese Boy (I Love You)

Postby hereiam » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:14 am

An Enormous BB Fan wrote:For those of you who have never heard this Burt/Hal creation, here it is. While the lyric wouldn't fly in this day and age, I do think the music is absolutely wonderful -- and very catchy, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TscPK35fkI

Tell me what you think.

Wow. It's really a wonderful gem . Thanks
I am a chinese but I still find this music for a Japanese cartoon
wonderful.

It's catchy and "easy listening" (should be an early
BB song), melody in the same vein as Blue on Blue
Burt's genius really crossed many turfs



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Everybody's Out of Town

Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:12 am

So glad you enjoyed the above song, hereiam.

For those of you too young to remember this Burt/Hal creation, I'm please to supply this link for your listening pleasure. I love this song so much. I remember being so thrilled when I got the sheet music for it and I certainly remember the fun I had in learning it. There's a diminished chord in the song that is unbelievably placed that I can't believe Burt's genius in coming up with just that. The cover of the sheet music is great too. B.J. is in Times Square and it's totally empty. Hal, once again, wrote a lyric here that is pure "Hal David", IMHO. No one can write about quotidian things so lyrically as Hal can, IMHO.

If I recall, this was B.J.'s follow-up song to his monster hit, "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head". For my money, next to Dionne, no one had a greater voice to listen to singing Burt's songs. It's funny how certain voices lend themselves to certain composers than other voices. I think Dionne and B.J. Thomas's voice were made for Burt's music.

Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C61CmrVCCo

Let me know what you think.

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Re: Everybody's Out of Town

Postby hereiam » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:39 pm

An Enormous BB Fan wrote: I remember being so thrilled when I got the sheet music for it and I certainly remember the fun I had in learning it. There's a diminished chord in the song that is unbelievably placed that I can't believe Burt's genius in coming up with just that.
If I recall, this was B.J.'s follow-up song to his monster hit, "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head". For my money, next to Dionne, no one had a greater voice to listen to singing Burt's songs. It's funny how certain voices lend themselves to certain composers than other voices. I think Dionne and B.J. Thomas's voice were made for Burt's music.

Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C61CmrVCCo

Let me know what you think.


Thanks for sharing, Blueonblue. Yes, I have often heard of the
"diminished chord" that BB used in his songs (The other 2 composers who used something like this "unexpected chord" are from France,
Michel Legrand and Francis Lai ). This adds such charm to the melody.

As for "Everybody's Out of Town", at the time it was released, it was not a bad song , but paled when compared with another Bacharach song for BJ called "Long Ago Tomorrow". I like the latter more as my tastes in music are more inclined to slow ballads which I think BB is better in writing.

BB has said one of his influences is Claude Debussy. Here's an electronic version of one of his masterpieces "Arabsbeque" with stunning visual
effected video (a man walking into Van Gogh's paintings) that I've
placed on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma8a7GYZWBU

Let me know what you think of it :-)









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Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:13 am

Great video with great music, thanks.

p.s. I also love Long Ago, Tomorrow. Another great song.

Roberto Pinardi
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Burt & Dionne

Postby Roberto Pinardi » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:13 am


Roberto Pinardi
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...and Burt

Postby Roberto Pinardi » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:17 am


Rio
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Jerry Orbach: She Likes Basketball

Postby Rio » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:04 am

Jerry Orbach: She Likes Basketball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Aq9r9blzA

Dennis Webb
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Dionne Warwick Sings Tony Hatch

Postby Dennis Webb » Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:56 am

This is from 1975 and I just now heard it for the first time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WiwAYxngs


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