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Tag: Burt Bacharach

Monday, June 24th

two takes

“A House Is Not A Home” (B. Bacharach & H. David)

Luther Vandross (1951-2005), live, 1988


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Ronald Isley (1941-) & Burt Bacharach, TV show, 2004


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lagniappe

reading table

This is my letter to the World
That never wrote to Me –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), #519 (excerpt)

Friday, 1/6/12

two takes

Here’s her first record as a solo artist.

Dionne Warwick, “Don’t Make Me Over” (B. Bacharach & H. David), 1962
Billboard Hot 100 #21, R&B #5

TV broadcast

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Recording

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When I first began, the kind of music I was recording was so unorthodox. It was like nothing else that was being played on radio at the time, and most people said, ‘Well, she won’t be around that long.’

—Dionne Warwick, 2011 Interview

More? Here. And here.

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago (after a hearing at the nearby federal court building)

Franz Kline, Painting (1952)

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Jasper Johns, Corpse and Mirror II (1974-75)

(Some folks duck into a church in the noon hour—this is my church.)

Friday, 10/28/11

two takes

Some singers, some songs, I never tire of.

Dionne Warwick, “Anyone Who Had A Heart” (B. Bacharach & H. David)

Live (with Burt B. at the piano), New York (Rainbow Room), 1996

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Recording (Scepter 1963)

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lagniappe

three more takes

Dusty Springfield, recording (1964)

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Shelby Lynne, recording & video (2008)

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Ronald Isley, live (TV broadcast, with Burt B. at the piano, 2004)

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