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I was at a record fair last weekend where I came upon this 45 by Gloria Lynne, her 'Answer' record to 'Tower of Strength' by Gene McDaniels, 'You Don't Have To Be a Tower of Strength'. Once again it features a lyric by Bob Hilliard, a writer Bacharach stated he wished he'd worked with more during a London concert a couple of years ago.
I was sent this by a friend who described it as "archetypal Bacharach & David" and who thought it obscure enough for me not to know it. Well, I know the song but not this recording by Leslie Uggams. I think this is very good but my personal favourite version is by Jackie Trent from an album she made with Tony Hatch in the early 70s, sadly yet to make an appearance on YT:
'Candy' with a Bacharach flavour.....
Dionne singing I Say A Little Prayer in it's original arrangement at the Carnegie Hall in February (though in a lower key of course) - her voice seems to be getting better and better again:
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