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Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:11 pm
by face
Don't miss this footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YKT9Sz3NGI. It's amazing how confident and flawless she was at such a young age. Wow.

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:08 pm
by vincent.cole
Bonjour Face.

Thank you very much for sharing this viedo of Dionne back in 1964!!!

Burt and Hal knew what they had in Dionne as the the years went by!!!

Take care;

Vincent

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:40 am
by ron hertel
.... face! ...Thanks for posting this very significant link documenting the early stages of Dionne's career. ... Much of the audience appeared indifferent and distracted; however, they slowly came around. .... I assume many in the audience looked back on this evening with fondness as Dionne's star continued to shine brighter and brighter through subsequent years ... Reminded me of the first time I saw her perform at a very popular yet intimate nightclub in Chicago - Mr Kelly's on Rush Street. ....... I assume the 27 Club was in Knokke, Belgium!

ron

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:13 am
by Hank
The performance of Walk On By is especially magical.

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:32 pm
by blueonblue
No one sings Bacharach and David better than Dionne......no one.

'blue'

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:33 pm
by Blair N. Cummings
A lovely short set.
But I still wonder why there hasn't been any discussion of the Po soundtrack. Are people just having difficulty accessing it? It`s on Spotify, boys and girls and it`s a hell of a lot better then At This Time.

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:46 pm
by turnupthemusic
Wasn't her voice just so effortless and flexible back in the 60s! it's the first time I've heard This Empty Place performed live and it's as excellent as the rest of this set.

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:16 am
by face
Not to mention "Any Old Time of the Day." What a treat! While watching this, I was struck by how many of BB/HD's best and most enduring songs were written during those early years, as opposed to the late 60s and 70s. They were really on a creative role between 1962 and 1966 or so. Great stuff!

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:34 pm
by Alistair
What a gem! She was so assured and relaxed. I loved hearing Any Old Time of the Day. Priceless!

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:15 pm
by face
Funny story: my wife likes to say that Dionne's voice has always had an "old" (mature) quality to it, even when she was very young. I agree, to an extent. However, I rushed to show her this concert because I felt that Dionne has a decidedly "young" tone here, and she concurred. But you know what? After a couple of viewings, I felt that something was a little off with Dionne's tone and vibrato, so I walked over to the piano and did a little test. All of the songs that I tested are a half step higher and a little faster than the recorded versions -- which makes me think that the tape is fast! That would also explain Dionne's unusually "girlish" tone and fast vibrato. I don't mean to be a party pooper, but I think this recording is a little distorted after all these years. Very enjoyable moment anyway. :oops:

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:13 pm
by turnupthemusic
face wrote:Funny story: my wife likes to say that Dionne's voice has always had an "old" (mature) quality to it, even when she was very young. I agree, to an extent. However, I rushed to show her this concert because I felt that Dionne has a decidedly "young" tone here, and she concurred. But you know what? After a couple of viewings, I felt that something was a little off with Dionne's tone and vibrato, so I walked over to the piano and did a little test. All of the songs that I tested are a half step higher and a little faster than the recorded versions -- which makes me think that the tape is fast! That would also explain Dionne's unusually "girlish" tone and fast vibrato. I don't mean to be a party pooper, but I think this recording is a little distorted after all these years. Very enjoyable moment anyway. :oops:


I did wonder the same - I don't think it's even a half step but the video does seem to be playing at normal speed. I will see if I can adjust it to the right pitch and reupload it - if so I will share here :)

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:33 pm
by turnupthemusic
Sorry for the double post, but here is a corrected version of the performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc78ar5d7xY

I reduced the speed of the playback by around 2% and that seems to have brought the pitch back to the original, or at least very very close to. It sounds the same as the original recordings when I play them together.

Enjoy!

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 am
by vincent.cole
Bonjour Face;

My 2 other favorite Dionne Songs from this period (1965) are;
“How Many Days of Sadness” & “If I should Ever Make You Cry”.

My all-time favorite of Dionne song is (1968), “Who Is Going Love Me”!!! I wish Burt would include this song in his concerts! I don’t know if Donna Taylor or Josie James can get close to Dionne version though! Burt’s musical arrangement in this chestnut of a song is just heavenly!

Take care;

Vincent

Re: Rare Dionne 1964 Concert Video! Don't Miss It!

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:36 pm
by face
turnupthemusic wrote:Sorry for the double post, but here is a corrected version of the performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc78ar5d7xY

I reduced the speed of the playback by around 2% and that seems to have brought the pitch back to the original, or at least very very close to. It sounds the same as the original recordings when I play them together.

Enjoy!


Ahhhhh ... much better! That's the Dionne I know! Thanks so much for this.