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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:57 pm
by geoff85


Omg wow. 054 AND 105 have Bacharachian idosyncracies but Morricone is his own genius. This song makes my heart bleed.

Btw you guys have been posting really good stuff.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:55 am
by blueonblue
Burt's 'influence' is far and wide....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XivgjZ5kg

'blue'

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:11 pm
by vincent.cole
Bonjour Blue;

Thanks for the music mon ami!

Vincent

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:53 pm
by geoff85
blueonblue wrote:Burt's 'influence' is far and wide....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7XivgjZ5kg

'blue'


Nice one Blue! I hear a bit of Last one to Be Loved. I have heard a few Picconi tracks that rival many of Burt's most beautiful except he did mostly scores and not alot of songs with singers.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:02 pm
by geoff85
I think this Barry Manilow song is very similar to Burts South American Getaway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cDP8p ... tml5=False

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:45 pm
by blueonblue
When I first heard this back in the day, I thought Burt had composed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl8QhvF ... kWv6ZRSAqt

'blue'

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:01 am
by Martin Johnson
While Joe South's big hit as a performer 'Games People Play' wouldn't appear to owe anything to Bacharach, the two hits he wrote for Billy Joe Royal a few years earlier in 1965, 'Down in the Boondocks' and 'I Knew You When' obviously do, rather too obviously in the case of the intro to the former song. Maybe it was the similarity of Royal's voice to Gene Pitney that made Joe South draw so heavily from 'Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa'. And although Dionne Warwick's recording of 'Anyone Who Had a Heart' was already two years old at the time, it's obvious Joe South couldn't quite get it out of his head when he wrote 'I Knew You When'. Here are the two Billy Joe Royal hits:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1BZTASZKQv8

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

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:38 pm
by Sara D
Bacharach referenced 'Boondocks' and its intro in his autobiography stating that impersonation was the sincerest form of flattery. In other words he didn't sue. I wasn't aware of 'I Knew You When' until Linda Ronstadt cut it in the 80s and that possibly prompted her to record the song that so evidently 'inspired' it a couple of albums later.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:37 pm
by pljms
What might have irked Bacharach the most about 'Down in the Boondocks' was that it was actually a bigger hit in the US than 'Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa'. 'I Knew You When' was also a Top 20 hit in the States and that coupled with the fact that Bacharach didn't sue must have made Joe South wonder, "How the hell did I get away with that?"

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:09 pm
by pljms
I still love listening to early Chicago and Robert Lamm has professed himself to be a Bacharach admirer in more than one interview. Of all Chicago's early hits 'Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?' is probably the one that betrays Lamm's admiration for BB the most. Just listen to the brass arrangement on this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ewTCEFUeY

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:25 pm
by Blair N. Cummings
I always loathed Chicago, but I think this evinces a stronger Bacharach influence:
https://youtu.be/MikRS_EEGcQ

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:03 am
by Martin Johnson
pljms wrote:I still love listening to early Chicago and Robert Lamm has professed himself to be a Bacharach admirer in more than one interview. Of all Chicago's early hits 'Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?' is probably the one that betrays Lamm's admiration for BB the most. Just listen to the brass arrangement on this.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ewTCEFUeY


Yes, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is is remarkable, the song, arrangement and performance. Also from their first album is this equally uplifting track:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XI5aD6m7ub0

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:40 am
by blueonblue
A friend of mine played this track for me in the late Seventies and I've never forgotten it.....a kind of symphonic pop / rock.
Love the use of strings and horns on their records.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0xcr93xx3A

'blue'

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:13 am
by Martin Johnson
The often Bacharach influenced late 60s songs of Jimmy Webb never cease to fascinate and to give pleasure. On a rare recent visit to the forum of JW's official website I discovered what looks like to be the debut recording of a song that featured on Thelma Houston's Webb produced 'Sunshower' album. I don't know anything about Piper Grant other than that her recording of 'Crazy Mixed-Up Girl' was produced and arranged by the same people behind the 5th Dimension at around the same time:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=msG1hKyxxq0

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:18 pm
by Sara D
Singer/songwriter and former Animals keyboardist Alan Price performs both Bacharach (Any Day Now & Please Stay) and Randy Newman at his monthly gigs at the Bull's Head in Barnes and I've often thought that his song Poor People written and performed for the 1973 film O Lucky Man sounds like it might have been a collaboration between the two. Anyway it's a lovely song.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mmOxBd5ah3A