Waltzes

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Hank
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Waltzes

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Burt is such a great exponent of songs in waltz time. There's something about that time signature that really grabs me. Does anybody else feel the same ?

A couple waltzes by other singers that are also great:

Man Enough by Lloyd Cole

http://www.last.fm/music/Lloyd+Cole/_/Man+Enough

And Cowboys & Angels by George Michael

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ht11S6cPcYU

Can anyone suggest other good examples ?

Cheers !

nowmedical
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Re: Waltzes

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Great idea for a thread. How about

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One of Burt's best !


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Hank
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Re: Waltzes

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Spot on Blue. This is one of my favorites too. Did I read somewhere that Come Touch The Sun wasn't actually featured in the movie ? If not, what a loss to the viewers....

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Re: Waltzes

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Hi Hank,
I seem to remember "Come Touch The Sun" playing over the opening credits
and at the end of this memorable scene.....in "piano" form.....


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Re: Waltzes

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Hi Hank,
You mentioned George Michael's "Cowboys and Angels" and I couldn't help thinking of a song from that same early 90's period by British singer/songwriter Nicky Holland and a song she wrote with Lloyd Cole called "Lady Killer".
Take care,
Helcio

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Re: Waltzes

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I've thought of another good one - Mr. Guder by the Carpenters has 3/4 and 4/4 sections within it; 3/4 seems to cause a spinning, quickening and almost unstable effect. Just as in the George Michael track.

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.........."Wives and Lovers" which, I believe, was the first commercially successful
jazz waltz"........(Jack Jones)


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Hank
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Re: Waltzes

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Forgive me for reviving an old post with some more great waltzes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub72eylahJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crqw0Lm ... mo3MU#t=12

I bet Burt loves this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCW1i5HQ0o0

Hank
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Re: Waltzes

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I do love a waltz...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOl2BEvFtOA

Is anyone familiar with Kamasi Washington ?

This was a selection by Zoe Ball on a recent Desert Island Discs. I really recommend the Desert Island Discs podcast if anyone is struggling to fill the hours of self isolation. They have an amazing archive going back to the early 50's (?)

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Re: Waltzes

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Let`s not forget this chestnut. It was a huge hit for, I believe, Jane Morgan. But everybody and his dog covered it. This arrangement for Anna Maria Alberghetti is a bit treacly but it`s the original version from the Broadway musical Carnival. When it was made into a movie (re-titled Lili), Leslie Caron did a version I like better but it`s in the middle of a long filmclip on YouTube so I settled for the former:

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Here's one more....



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It was only the other day that I was listening to the Dave Brubeck Quartet's album 'Time Further Out' and 'It's a Raggy Waltz', and what a joyful romp it is.
Paul

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