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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:33 am
by pljms
Martin Johnson wrote:
Djalma Junior wrote:"Are You There (With Another Girl)" perfomed by Joanna Eden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJdBgXAEHNE
Joanna Eden is an English jazz singer/pianist and teacher, one of her students being Grammy Award winning Sam Smith. She's featured on four tracks on the 4 CD box-set Simply Burt Bacharach, including Are You There. See and hear her perform Sam Smith's Stay With Me with definite Bacharach overtones:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-qtkSkSvm50
The 4 CD 'Simply the Songs of Burt Bacharach' is very listenable from start to finish because of the high standard of the vocalists/musicians and the fact that most of the people involved have a background in jazz is betrayed on many of the tracks. Listen to the way the flugelhorn and Georgie Smit's sultry vocals on 'Arthur's Theme' combine to make it sound much more like a genuine Bacharach tune than the Christopher Cross recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZhZyTezeE

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

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:13 pm
by Djalma Junior
pljms wrote:
Martin Johnson wrote:
Djalma Junior wrote:"Are You There (With Another Girl)" perfomed by Joanna Eden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJdBgXAEHNE
Joanna Eden is an English jazz singer/pianist and teacher, one of her students being Grammy Award winning Sam Smith. She's featured on four tracks on the 4 CD box-set Simply Burt Bacharach, including Are You There. See and hear her perform Sam Smith's Stay With Me with definite Bacharach overtones:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-qtkSkSvm50
The 4 CD 'Simply the Songs of Burt Bacharach' is very listenable from start to finish because of the high standard of the vocalists/musicians and the fact that most of the people involved have a background in jazz is betrayed on many of the tracks. Listen to the way the flugelhorn and Georgie Smit's sultry vocals on 'Arthur's Theme' combine to make it sound much more like a genuine Bacharach tune than the Christopher Cross recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZhZyTezeE

Mr. Martin and Mr. pljms,

I love her voice! A great artist! She and Bacharach's music form a perfect combination!

In the collection "Simply Burt Bacharach," Joanna Eden also sings beautifully "Alfie," "Do not Make Me Over" and "Promises, Promises"

"Promisses, Promisses"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9euDyQgzRs

Best regards,
Djalma Jr.

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

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:11 am
by Nicko
A hot redition of 'This Guys in love' here from Tom Jones and Pet Clark.


https://youtu.be/-wgJoZl3lFU

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

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:29 am
by Martin Johnson
Also from the 'Simply the Songs of Burt Bacharach ' box set is this nice cover of 'The Wine is Young' by Carla Jones:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgTyJkItd3w

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Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:08 pm
by pljms
Back in the late 50s & early 60s writing in the country style came easily to Bacharach. It was while I was in the jazz & easy listening section of Dussmann in Berlin last week that I heard Nancy Sinatra's recording of a song that Burt wrote with Bob Hilliard, something I'd only heard sung before by Del Shannon. I think Nancy recorded this early in her career, before she started having hits.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pcvDg_BeQCU

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:01 am
by pljms
If ever a record company compiled a CD of C&W stars performing Bacharach this would have to be the first track. The Don Williams record is ingenious in its directness and simplicity and it's also refreshing to hear this song without the whistling and cloying backing vocals of the two hit versions.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-PcU3C9cbzM

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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:57 pm
by Chris1968
Here are two YouTube videos from Burt in Vienna, Austria, July 1st, 2016. Enjoy!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhibB_ttuKQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHs2vOCeXUY

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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:21 pm
by Martin Johnson
pljms wrote:If ever a record company compiled a CD of C&W stars performing Bacharach this would have to be the first track. The Don Williams record is ingenious in its directness and simplicity and it's also refreshing to hear this song without the whistling and cloying backing vocals of the two hit versions.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-PcU3C9cbzM
With only five chords and all of them straight majors and minors, several C&W acts have gravitated towards Trains and Boats and Planes. Laura Cantrell's recording is probably the pick of the bunch not least because she actually sings the bridge, unlike several well known versions including Bacharach's own hit recording (no.5 in the UK):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s9MRLERqB-c

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:44 pm
by Chris1968
Burt in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 10th, 2016. Enjoy!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6VdKJggjOQ

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:05 pm
by BachtoBacharach
Martyn,

In the US, Dionne Warwick had a sizable hit in the US and Canada with Trains, Boats and Planes in mid-1966 and she sang the entire bridge which most artists who covered the tune didn't attempt. Warwick's version is by far my favorite recording of the tune and with an original Bacharach arrangement to boot. Her version was the best-selling version of all the US recordings of the tune.

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:26 pm
by Martin Johnson
No BtB, I hadn't forgotten about Dionne's recording of Trains and Boats and Planes and the fact she sang the bridge. As Serene Dominic pointed out in his Song by Song book, most female vocalists who've recorded the song have sung the bridge while practically all the male singers, Billy J. Kramer and the Everly Brothers among them, haven't. The one exception that I can think of were the Boxtops of all people:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-gNB-6WNk7E

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:04 am
by pljms
Another terrific video from Revolver TV, this one featuring a live outdoors performance from 1970 by the Carpenters of their Bacharach & David Medley, this time with Close to You added at the beginning:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2blmVNXWVBY

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:52 am
by Martin Johnson
pljms wrote:Another terrific video from Revolver TV, this one featuring a live outdoors performance from 1970 by the Carpenters of their Bacharach & David Medley, this time with Close to You added at the beginning:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2blmVNXWVBY
I always enjoy watching old footage of the Carpenters with Karen playing the drums and singing at the same time, before she was pushed, reluctantly, up front.

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:10 am
by Martin Johnson
Perhaps the most surprising choice of song for Rumer's forthcoming B&D album is The Last One To Be Loved, apparently requested by Bacharach himself. I've always liked Lou Johnson's recording of the song, a single release in '64 and it's bluesy B-side It Ain't No Use, which although not a Bacharach composition features his brilliant and original arrangement. Here they both are:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r6PflaMu6Xg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=swAM2Jl4Vkg

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:59 am
by Blair N. Cummings
Burt was always perplexed that this song wasn`t a hit for Johnson, but I could have told him why it stiffed: because it was about a state of prolonged virginity, not a cool thing for a guy to be singing about in the sixties...or now, for that matter.
Sexist? Yes. But street- real.