Monday, August 20, 2007

Burt Bacharach Day

I regret not having an amazing clip of the late great Max Roach, backed by a blend of his one-of-a-kind percussion ensemble M'Boom with Burt Bacharach himself playing cool bossa nova chords (on electric piano or synth), giving "The Look Of Love" the full Brazilian treatment: traps, mallets, brushes, sticks, wood, congas, marimbas, steel drums, etc.

For this month's Burt Bacharach Day, here's a stellar performance by the finest Bacharach interpreter whose name isn't Dionne Warwick or Elvis Costello, the incredible Dusty Springfield.

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Combine elements of Dusty's impassioned version of "I Don't Know What To Do With Myself" with the take-no-prisoners rendition by The White Stripes and you get some kind of epiphany.


Anonymous said...

Slightly off subject but still Bacharach.
Have you seen Dionne Warwicks Scopitone for walk on by.
It's kind of difficult to watch because it was recorded off a TV with a camcorder
but if you haven't seen it, it's better than nothing.
I've only ever seen an edited version of it before. On a BBC program about the history of 20th century popular music.

paul etcheverry said...
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paul etcheverry said...

(TAKE 2 OF MY COMMENT - Hey, I'm a professional editor. . . I refuse to post anything with spelling errors! PE)

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love Scopitones and had no idea Dionne Warwick appeared in any. I've seen tons of them but had never run across that one.

I'll very likely post that for a future Burt Bacharach Day. Dionne Warwick makes serious vocal technique (just try singing that line) look easy.

Now I'm very curious about this BBC program. . .