Burt Bacharach A Life In Song – BBC4 Friday 27th Nov 2015 and what’s your favourite Burt Bacharach song?


source BBC… BURT BACHARACH: A Life In Song. A unique concert staged at the Royal Festival Hall celebrating the music of the legendary songwriter and performer Burt Bacharach. Some of Burt’s most famous songs are performed by a stellar line-up of artists including Alfie Boe, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Shaun Escoffery, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Hayward, Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Mvula and Joss Stone. Burt himself also performs accompanied by his band. During the concert Burt chats to Michael Grade about the art of songwriting and shares the stories behind some of his best-loved hits.

Carol Arnold… was great

Andre Martin… Missed that, will have to go a look on iplayer, he hasbeen a great part of the music industry that has touched us all at sometime.

Alan Esdaile… My favourite is Dionne Warwick – Don’t Make Me Over.

Mick Curtis… I remember a cover by The Fourmost. Or was it the Swinging Blue Jeans?

Colin Norton… It was the Swinging Blue Jeans and it was excellent!

Will Cornell… Favorites w. Dionne Warwick? Geez that alone is a tall order. “Are You There (With Another Girl)” or “Do You Know the Way To San Jose”. Then there are the other artists–“24 Hrs From Tulsa”, the “Casino Royale” theme (by Herb Alpert, not the 007 flick a few years ago), and Bacharach’s own instrumental “Nikki” which was about his daughter, and used on ABC TV’s “Movie of the Week” as theme music in the late 60s. This is the kind of music that made us realize our parents didn’t have such bad taste after all.

Caz Simpson… Trains and boats and planes.

Phil Gill… Oh, far too many to choose from, but this one always breaks my heart… I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.

Andre Martin… Excellent choice.

Julie Morris… Dusty Springfield – The Look Of Love.

Yvonne Cleland… Lovely Phil, but have you heard Elvis Costello sing it with Bacharach himself at the piano?

Gary Kinch… Aretha, say a little prayer. Oh yes. Closely followed by “three wheels on my wagon”

Jim Breeds… We watched this in the hotel. It was very good.

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