Tag Archives: Burt Bacharach

Gayle McCormick Black and White

6/3/16 – Gayle McCormick – November 26th 1948 – March 1st 2016 / Smith – Baby It’s You – 1969 / The Shirelles – Baby It’s You – 1961/ The Beatles – Baby It’s You – 1963

Last weekend there was major record fair in Solna near Stockholm. As I was browsing (looking for Shocking Blue albums) I came across Gayle McCormick’s first self-titled solo album from 1971. I have the first Smith album so of course I bought it – tragically three days later, she died It’s A Cryin’ Shame was a […]

Lou Johnson - At the piano B:W Pic

13/11/15 – Lou Johnson – With You In Mind – (Transition/Transient) – 1971/ There’s Always Something There To Remind Me/ Kentucky Bluebird – Dick Clark’s TV Show – 1964

In the interview with Larry Appelbaum that I posted yesterday in the Allen Toussaint thread, the interviewer asked about Toussaint’s greatest successes as a songwriter, excluding financial concerns. Transient by Lou Johnson was his Response. Whether the details of the title slipped his mind (or I have the wrong track) – it seems the actual title of […]

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19/7/15 – Cilla Black – It’s For You – 1964 – Love Of The Loved – 1963 – Step Inside Love – 1968 / The Beatles – Love Of The Loved – 1962 / Cilla Black – Alfie – 1966

Cilla Black, the essence of Liverpool, ex Cavern cloakroom assistant, Beatles pal and down to earth pop star from the infamous Scottie Road – and with the most distinctive voice you’ve ever heard! Of these three Lennon and McCartney recordings mostly written by Paul, It’s For You and Love Of The Loved are largely forgotten, the most […]

Aretha Franklin 1970

10/6/15 – Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer – 1970

There seems to be two types of people in this world…Ha Ha!! That’s the funniest thing I ever wrote! But, to follow up on this thought, there’s those that like skill, technique, faultless natural ability, professionalism, virtuosity, tradition and there’s those that like, unpredictability, experimentation, imagination, originality, passion and to make the thought sound even more […]


5/1/15 – Dionne Warwick – Do You Know The Way To San Jose? – 1968

Continuing the theme of  “So you think you can sing…” one might also ask, so you think you can write songs, melodies, lyrics and arrangements? In keeping with these questions, here’s one of the greatest ever musical partnerships – Dionne Warwick with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The hits just kept on coming for them […]