'Walk on by', 'I say a little prayer', 'What the world needs now is love', 'Raindrops keep fallin' on my head', 'Alfie', 'What's new, Pussycat?'... The songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David ruled the charts in the '60s, and their songs are still as popular as ever. Current artists such as Oasis, Barenaked Ladies, Elvis Costello and Ben Folds have revisited the Bacharach/David songbook, and their songs have been prominently featured in such hit movies as 'Austin Powers', 'My best friend's wedding' and 'The first wives club'. In 'Burt Bacharach & Hal David - What the world needs now' author Robin Platts draws on archival research and his own interviews with Bacharach and David (and those who worked with them) to create an in-depth look at the duo's career. Platts tells the whole story of their songwriting partnership - from their first collaborations in the '50s through the massive successes of the '60s to their split in the early '70s and their brief reunions in the '90s. There is also coverage of the recent revival of interest in the Bacharach/David songbook, and the many contemporary artists who have been influenced by them and have recorded their songs. The book includes photos of vintage record sleeves, a detailed discography, chart information and a complete annotated list of every song Bacharach and David wrote together.
Best known as the composer of such hits as Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," Dusty Springfield's "The Look of Love," and the Carpenters' "Close to You," Burt Bacharach wrote the music for over 700 published songs and has been recorded by some 2,000 artists - from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to the Beatles and the Supremes. Song By Song is a witty, cheeky song-by-song journey through Bacharach's vast recorded oeuvre, from Nat "King" Cole's little-known 1952 version of 'Once in a Blue Moon" to Burt's recent collaborations with Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett and Chicago.
A Melodic Adventure, or, My Single-Minded Approach to Songwriting
Author: Will Hodgkinson
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Song man is the endearing sequel to Will Hodgkinson's Guitar Man, wherein our hero, having learned to play guitar (badly) in six months, endeavors to unlock the process of songwriting and ultimately record a single. Featuring pithy, humorous, and illuminating one-on-one songwriting lessons with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, Ray Davies of the Kinks, Andy Partridge of XTC, Arthur Lee of Love, Chan Marshall of Cat Power, Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, and a host of others who run the gamut from unknown muses to cult icons to superstars-including Hodgkinson's lovable crew of ne'er-do-wells first introduced in Guitar Man-Song Man is at once an investigation into the most ephemeral of arts and a highly readable journey of discovery.
The song I Say a Little Prayer for You, famously sung by Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick among others, is one of the greatest soul songs ever. Created by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, both the words and the music of this song have been celebrated over the world.
Release on 2017-12-26 | by Burt Bacharach,Hal David
Author: Burt Bacharach,Hal David
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For anyone who needs to be reminded of the power of love, this beautiful book is the perfect gift! With its soothing lyrics and calming tones, "What the World Needs Now Is Love" has become a beloved song worldwide since its release in 1965. Now, for the first time ever, these captivating lyrics are in book form accompanied by gorgeous illustrations, and perfectly packaged with a ribbon enclosure. Both a reminder of the importance of love and a call to make the world a better place, this book is the perfect gift for anyone you care about—or for yourself when you need some gentle comfort.
Hal David: His Magic Moments: There is Always Something There to Remind Me by Eunice David Eunice and Hal David’s love for each other was legendary. For the first time, Eunice recounts her exciting life as the wife of one of the world’s most renowned lyricists. Memorable anecdotes include how Hal came to write some of his most iconic songs, such as the Academy Award-winning “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “What the World Needs Now is Love,” “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” and “The Four Winds and the Seven Seas.” All set within the span of their world-wide travels and historic events, this novel covers their magical twenty-five years of marriage, which all began with a simple game of tennis.
An essential reference book for sixties music lovers, this encyclopedic overview includes detailed chart statistics and biographical information for eighty songwriters and covers around two thousand songs, some of which are among the greatest ever written.
(Vocal Selections). Based on the 1960 film The Apartment , this classic Bacharach & David musical is enjoying a resurgence thanks to the acclaimed, Tony-nominated 2010 revival. Our brand new folio features a dozen songs in standard piano/vocal format with the melody in the piano part: A House Is Not a Home * I Say a Little Prayer * I'll Never Fall in Love Again * Knowing When to Leave * Promises, Promises * She Likes Basketball * Upstairs * Wanting Things * and more.
This is an examination of the crucial formative period of Chinese attitudes toward nuclear weapons, the immediate post-Hiroshima/Nagasaki period and the Korean War. It also provides an account of US actions and attitudes during this period and China's response.