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Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:31 pm
by geoff85
This goes without sayin but basically all the brazilian traditional bossa nova type music makes me think of Bacharach.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:46 pm
by Blair N. Cummings
You mean like this?
https://youtu.be/BF4pN19mXws

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:53 pm
by geoff85
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oag56hp ... 56&index=5 Georgia Gibbs let me dream composed by Teddy Randazzo who seems to have really admired Bacharachs compositions like the many other composers of his day.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:03 pm
by blueonblue
I always thought this was a Bacharach composition.....wrong again !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggqa5FeKWak

'blue'

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:09 pm
by nowmedical
re: Amanda

marvellous, but why would Burt and Hal produce a soundalike song for other songwriters?

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm
by Blair N. Cummings
I`m guessing that DW`s contract w/Scepter stipulated that each release be a Bacharach/David production, if only formally.
If BtoB is still around, I`m sure that he can shed more (authoritative) light.
Addendum:
I no longer have copies of albums like Magic of Believing, Soulful et. al., but I`d bet that they, too, are B/D productions despite having not one B/D song on them.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:08 pm
by blueonblue
A song by Roger Manning Jr, formerly a member of the nineties rock band 'Jellyfish'
It strays into Bacharach territory throughout, especially at 3:51....damn those Flugelhorns !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud4N5SvpHCM

'blue'

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:56 pm
by Sara D
I'm sure I wasn't the only person here to get a feeling of deja vu when reading Blue's post above and listening to the Roger Manning track. Then I started humming a certain Dionne Warwick hit from the late 70s composed by Isaac Hayes, who as we all know was a big Bacharach admirer.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iM8MKRRc_ms

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:42 pm
by Martin Johnson
Thanks Sara, I'd forgotten what a beautiful chord progression 'Deja Vu' had. Talking of which, In the space of just a few short years Paul Weller of the Jam had gone from writing three chord thrashes to the gorgeous 'The Paris Match' which has the kind of sophisticated harmonic sequence Bacharach or anyone else would have been proud of. Tracey Thorn is the guest vocalist on this stylish Style Council track.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EO1zDwYfq_s

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:47 pm
by Hank
Yes. Great song. I really like this version sung by Paul Weller:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuhWXamkfw8

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:14 am
by pljms
Martin Johnson wrote:......in the space of just a few short years Paul Weller of the Jam had gone from writing three chord thrashes to the gorgeous 'The Paris Match' which has the kind of sophisticated harmonic sequence Bacharach or anyone else would have been proud of. Tracey Thorn is the guest vocalist on this stylish Style Council track.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EO1zDwYfq_s



They always say that when Paul Weller discovered jazz chords it sounded the death knell for The Jam. I was knocked out by the Tracey Thorn sung recording of 'The Paris Match' when I first heard it in '83 or '84 and I remember a guitarist friend and I spending the best part of an afternoon learning all the chords.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:25 pm
by geoff85
blueonblue wrote:I always thought this was a Bacharach composition.....wrong again !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggqa5FeKWak

'blue'


The production can pass for a Bacharach knockoff but there is a certain magic missing. Its like a composer said let us make something that Burt would make for Dionne and did their best. I can believe Hal would write this tho. Hal for me is always crafty and witty and always rides Burts odd meters effortlessly something about this is ?forced ripe". Almost ready but not quite.

Just the opinion of someone barely into their 3rd decade who didnt live thru the era but love it all the more and have done my homework.

Btw it says in your youtube vid pic that Burt and Hal are the producers. So it just be something they rushed and put very little time and thought into like something they could have literaly wrote in 5 minutes in one take.

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:04 pm
by Hank
Hadn't heard of Cousteau till today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uQJ2uFhurM

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:42 am
by Martin Johnson
Hank wrote:Hadn't heard of Cousteau till today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uQJ2uFhurM



This wouldn't be the first time a record by a British act featuring a prominent repeated melodic phrase on the flugelhorn or trumpet got people talking about Burt. When Brit Pop was at its height in the mid-90s Blur had a Top 10 hit in the UK with 'The Universal', which had a few of my friends alerting me on its release to what they perceived as the "Obvious Bacharach influence". It's not often a video with over 10 million views and which was produced by Stanley Kubrick gets posted on this forum:

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

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:53 am
by Blair N. Cummings
I`m sure I posted this years ago but we`re in such a rut here anyway another rerun can`t hurt. The song was actually composed by Lalo Schifrin whose major claim to fame (as American Baby Boomers will recall) was writing the theme for the TV show Mission:Impossible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74L8h1g4ixA