Walk on By

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steveo_1965
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Walk on By

Post by steveo_1965 »

Ive been subliminally thinking about Burt/Dionne record Walk On By.....thinking that Burt might have taken his inspiration musically from Take 5 by Dave Bruckeck, whom Burt admired...
it kind of loosely follows the harmonic scheme for a bit....Any thoughts?

Blair N. Cummings
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Re: Walk on By

Post by Blair N. Cummings »

I don`t know.... I think Burt has always tried to oversell his jazz influences. It would be interesting to interview him on that subject in detail.
Personally, I don`t hear what you`re hearing in "Walk On By" but I doubt that I`m the best judge.

Martin Johnson
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Re: Walk on By

Post by Martin Johnson »

I think, Steveo, you must be referring to the harmonic sequence which features the lyrics, 'and I start to cry each time we meet' and 'and so if I seem broken in two'. The fact that I hadn't noticed the similarity before after fifty-three years suggests to me that it wouldn't have been too obvious to Paul Desmond either, the composer of 'Take Five'.

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