Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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grooverider
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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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Dear Blair, Karen Phillip co-wrote (with Artie Butler) one of my favorite songs, "I Didn't Mean to Love You". She was also a vocalist in Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77.

Helen Reddy's version:



Dionne Warwick's version:


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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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That`s a lovely song and could have been recorded with Mendes. I knew she lasted with the group until Gracinha Laporael/Laporace (imported from the Mendes-sponsored Bossa Rio) replaced her but what happened after that?
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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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flicktease wrote:And these...



Wait didnt Sergio Mendes and Antonio Carlos Joabim influence Burt and the rest of the Brill Building? So its more that Burt sounds like them than the other way around. Right?

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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I thibk that we should retire this thread...but not before I post these tracks by Brasil`s greatest song-writer, Milton Nascimento:



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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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Blair N. Cummings wrote:I thibk that we should retire this thread...but not before I post these tracks by Brasil`s greatest song-writer, Milton Nascimento:



Nonsense this thread should never be retired. If we cant get Bacharach then at least we can appreciate a sound alike.

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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"Go Away Little Girl" performed by Donny Osmond in 1971.

(song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King)

Chords and musical arrangement of this song have much similarity with some songs of Burt Bacharach.

Note: The voice of Donny Osmond, with 14-year-old is much like the voice of Michael Jackson was a member of "The Jackson 5".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLUuWl8oMFE

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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Doesn't exactly sound like Bacharach but almost an Ennio Morricone / Burt hybrid ?

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


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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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That`s really pretty and one of the few contributions (including my own) to this over-stuffed thread that actually belong here. Thanks.

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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Yes, I still think the three best examples of imitation being the sincerest form of flattery posted on this thread came courtesy of three English composers who all admitted to being under Bacharach's spell during the 60s, namely Tony Hatch and 'Where Are You Now', Chris Andrews and 'Girl Don't Come' and Les Reed's 'If We Lived on Top of a Mountain'. So good are these I'm pretty certain BB would have been proud to have written them. Here's Cleo Laine with the beautiful Les Reed/Barry Mason song:

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

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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Before I heard it sung, Martin, I knew 'if we Lived on top of a Mountain' through a recording by Doc Severinsen playing flugal-horn, with the inevitable result.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HL49Rp6xERk
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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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A beauty from the late Nicolette Larson, "Just Say I Love You":

https://youtu.be/wqoZN9lrsiw

She left us way too early, a one of a kind voice.
Love the varying shifts in tempo, sort of stop-start, I can only imagine what a full album with Burt Bacharach might have been like.
She gave us a taste with the selection from the "Arthur" soundtrack.
She left us way too early, a one of a kind voice.

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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This is by a Karen Carpenter tribute singer called Laurie ..
Very beautiful song ..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSfyU0GQBm0

and I think it is as good as Bacharach's best moments..

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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Djalma Junior wrote:"Go Away Little Girl" performed by Donny Osmond in 1971.

(song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King)

Chords and musical arrangement of this song have much similarity with some songs of Burt Bacharach.

Note: The voice of Donny Osmond, with 14-year-old is much like the voice of Michael Jackson was a member of "The Jackson 5".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLUuWl8oMFE
Has a faux 2/4 time and reminds me of everybodys outta town.

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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

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Hank wrote:Doesn't exactly sound like Bacharach but almost an Ennio Morricone / Burt hybrid ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqmlhbhNeIw
Hank honestly it sounds like neither but it was extremely beautiful. If anything it reminds me of the Sedaka penned Working on a groovy thing for the fifth dimension.

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