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Re: Giorgia...great

Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:50 am

Roberto Pinardi wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD6zwKBB4fE

Giorgia italian singer
Beatiful and great.....


bye
rob


Very good. And I couldn't help but notice that they used the Aretha Franklin orchestration rather than Burt's orchestration. Burt liked them both, as I do.

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I'm A Better Man

Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:52 am

Here it is! It finally showed up on youtube. I'll bet not too many of you know this great Bacharach/David song, originally sung by Engelburt Humperdinck.

Well, here it is for you listening pleasure!

Hope you like it as much as I do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AmH_l-kTo8

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"a better man"

Postby Steve Schenck » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:11 pm

Thanks, Enormous, for posting this great tune. I always liked it a lot; first heard it on my mother's Englebert album in '69. I was already into Burt's music but but wasn't into Englebert and hadn't yet heard this one. As soon as it came on, I came into the living room claiming this HAD to be a Bacharach/David tune, and I was right! It's good to hear it again. Steve

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Re: "a better man"

Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:06 pm

Steve Schenck wrote:As soon as it came on, I came into the living room claiming this HAD to be a Bacharach/David tune


That's funny! Because, like me, Burt's music just did something to you that no other composer could do. I know the feeling. I used to say that I had a nerve in my body that Burt's music could affect, and when that nerve was excited by a particular composition, then it had to be Burt.

Another thing about this tune: For some reason, I always thought that Burt wrote the music to this song in 5 minutes flat. Not because it wasn't good or anything, but because of how easily the music flowed and how typically Bacharchian the chord movements are. Of course, I could be 100% wrong, and it could turn out that Burt spent months on it. Be that as it may, I do remember this song from 1969 and how much I loved hearing Engelburt sing it. I also thought that this song would become a kind of classic, but that never happened. In fact, on a double cd compilation of Engelburt's hit songs, it's not even there.

Well, thank God for youtube!

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If You Can Learn How To Cry - Stephanie Mills

Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:10 pm

If You Can Learn How To Cry sung by Stephanie Mills
Written by Bacharach/David

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg_syUMZ9MY

Enjoy!

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Nikki...

Postby blueonblue » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:30 am

Beautiful instrumental.......nothing more to say.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI-lfHtSqYU

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Reply Blue

Postby vincent.cole » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:14 pm

:D Bonjour Blue;

Great instrumental!!!

The start of this reminds me of the theme from the ABC Movie of the week (United States) in the early 70's.

By the way, I wore out 4 to 5 45's of this instrumental in the 60's!!! 8)

It's in my top 5 of Burt's tunes!

Take care mon ami.

Vincent


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BURT & HAL TOGETHER ON STAGE---AT LAST!!!!!!!!

Postby Jerry » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:38 pm

Molto Grazie, Roberto! Thanks So Much for posting these clips of Hal David singing "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" accompanied by Burt!!

He is the singing uncle/lyricist we all wish we had in our family!

You Gotta see it, Bacharachians!

Ciao!

From Jerry

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Reply: Roberto

Postby vincent.cole » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:00 am

:D Bonjour Roberto;

Thanks very much for putting this clip of Hal David @ one of Burt's concerts! 8)

It was priceless to see the person that wrote all of the 60's & 70's classic, on stage with Burt singing, "I Will Never Fall In Love Again!!!"

I wish I was @ that show! I would love to meet Hal one day!

Thanks again Roberto!
Take care;

Vincent

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Thank you !!!!

Postby blueonblue » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:51 pm

Roberto,
Thank you for the "clips"............utterly superb !!!!!!!!! :D

"blue"
PS
What a joy to see and hear the great Hal David on stage with Burt !!!!!!!

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Postby Rio » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:36 am

Several nice recent additions to this Enormous (pun intended) thread. Thanks for those.

Dionne and Aretha singing ISALP, added to YouTube on March 5, 2008:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq6_kPN1 ... re=related


Dionne Warwick & Glenn Jones Finders Of Lost Love, added Feb. 28, 2008:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp54N6-P ... re=related

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Hal David...

Postby blueonblue » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:02 am

Thanks Rio,
Wonderful stuff !!!!!!!!! :D

Meanwhile, some interesting comments from Hal......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myzfo_ObaWU

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Postby BachtoBacharach » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:10 pm

This from Dibotis's great channel on you tube about what drove Hal David crazy about AWHAH:

Dionne Warwick's 1963 "Anyone Who Had A Heart" hit the Billboard Top Ten in January 1964 and peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The tune was a crossover smash and hit #6 on the Billboard R&B Chart and #2 on the Billboard AC Chart. Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, the tune was presented to Dionne in unfinished form while she, Hal and Burt were rehearsing in Burt's Manhattan apartment for a recording session a few days hence at Bell Sound. Bacharach had finished the score but Hal had written only about a third of the lyric and was struggling with what Hal regarded a bad accent in the sixth line of the first stanza, which he could not resolve. Burt played a snippet of the tune for Dionne, and she fell in love with the tune and begged Hal to finish it. Hal, according to his wonderful 1968 book "What the World Needs Now and Other Love Lyrics", went to Burt's bedroom while Burt and Dionne rehearsed in the living room and finished the lyric. The tune was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in Manhattan in November 1963, days after the assassination of JFK, in the same session as Bacharach and David's "Walk on By" and "In the Land of Make Believe".

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Postby An Enormous BB Fan » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:34 am

Wow! How amazing is this? To see Hal David singing one of his songs. I never thought I'd live to see this! What kind of genius would it take to have the mind that Hal does? And to see Burt and Hal together again -- all that creativity they brought to the world. Who amongst us long-time fans didn't feel a wash of emotion come over us while watching this? And how very wonderful to see Hal talking about his songs and how great a composer Burt is. I don't know about you, but I got the feeling that Hal feels he was very very lucky to have Burt as his songwriting partner. Their output was amazing and they knew that so many artists were chomping at the bit to get to the songs they were creating. And as producers, they were in the driver's seat, depending and dependent on no one. And how interesting to hear that, just like Burt, Hal is a true perfectionist. On one of the videos, Carol Bayer Sager was talking about her and Burt's "That's What Friends Are For" and she talks about how Burt was driving her nuts by insisting that the song couldn't start with "I never felt like this before". It had to start with "And I..." Carol was saying that she couldn't see any difference, but that when the song was finally done, she could see that Burt was totally right. So I see that Hal was the same way with his own perfectionism. The memories those two must share has to be amazing -- all the artists and all the songs and all the hits they wrote together. I wish we could turn back the clock to when they first started writing songs and start all over again.


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