Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach has died at 94. I figure we all have favorite songs of his and his songs with Hal David. It was difficult to choose as I could have posted so many. Enjoy four of my favorites!

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8 Comments on “Burt Bacharach”

  1. hedley Says:

  2. im6 Says:

    Great selection today, but then you certainly had a goldmine to choose from. I simply can’t decide on a favorite (and why should I ? ). I’ve been playing his music today and every time I hear a different song, I go, “There, that’s the one.” And it is … until the next song starts! It’s amazing the songbook he (and Hal David) produced and so easy to forget some (such as The Shirelles’ “Baby It’s You”). And what performances he got from so many vocalists. This is one of my favorites:

    • katry Says:

      I haven’t heard her in a while and had forgotten how great a voice Barbra Streisand has. Thanks for this great choice!!

      Like you, I had trouble choosing my favorites. I loved every song I heard. Burt Bacharach was extraordinary.

      I hadn’t thought of him a long while. He did live a long life and left us such amazing gifts.

      • Bob Says:

        RIP Burt. You had a long and very productive life.

        Barbra Streisand has a tremendous voice. In the early 1960s, my father took my sister and I to see a Broadway show in New York called, “I Can Get It for You Wholesale”, this was Barbra’s first Broadway show and they expanded her role after her second audition. Her voice was amazing even then.


      • katry Says:

        She was so very young when she started on Broadway, and to think she was also nominated for a Tony. What a voice!!

  3. im6 Says:

    I’ve tried (and tried and tried and tried) to learn to better appreciate Elvis Costello (and he HAS made some incredible music), but there’s something about him that sort of annoys me. AND YET… this collaboration with Bacharach (Elvis co-wrote it) is pretty hard to beat. It’s from the “One Amazing Night” tribute concert which was recorded live at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City with Bacharach himself conducting the orchestra and playing the piano. Wish the picture were clearer, but the sound is pretty darn great.

    • katry Says:

      I am an Elvis Costello fan and have been for a long time. He has made amazing music. I haven’t ever heard him sing this before your posting. This is a wonderful Elvis song.

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