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Pitney was a songwriter in his own right,  with  "Only Love Can Break A Heart" as the only Bacharach  tune I could find that he recorded.  He also recorded songs by many other songwriters.  And he composed the RICKY NELSON hit "Hello Mary Lou".  :) 

BOBBY VEE?  Well, was once a fan of his in my youth, but too, could not find anything by Bacharach recorded by Bobby.  Most were by Goffen and Goffen/King.  And his early hit "Stayin' In" was composed by John D. Loudermilk.  

And truth be told, I don't know that Bacharach (Son of Bert Bacharach, one of my favorite newspaper columnists) ever wrote an entire song, as for the most famous of them had the lyrics written by either HAL DAVID or co-habitant then wife CAROLE BAYER SAGER. 

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3 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Pitney was a songwriter in his own right,  with  "Only Love Can Break A Heart" as the only Bacharach  tune I could find that he recorded.  He also recorded songs by many other songwriters.  And he composed the RICKY NELSON hit "Hello Mary Lou".  :) 

BOBBY VEE?  Well, was once a fan of his in my youth, but too, could not find anything by Bacharach recorded by Bobby.  Most were by Goffen and Goffen/King.  And his early hit "Stayin' In" was composed by John D. Loudermilk.  

And truth be told, I don't know that Bacharach (**Son of Bert Bacharach, one of my favorite newspaper columnists) ever wrote an entire song, as for the most famous of them had the lyrics written by either HAL DAVID or co-habitant then wife CAROLE BAYER SAGER. 

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You're talking to a Gene Pitney fan here:

There were about a half-dozen besides "Only Love Can Break a Heart". The three below were all hits:

 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

24 Hours from Tulsa

True Love never runs smooth

Also on top 40 that I really liked were Bobby Vinton's "Blue on Blue" and Bobby Vee's "Be True to Yourself".

The most famous instrumental song Burt wrote was the theme for "Casino Royale"-- Infamous would be the theme to "The Blob".

But Burt Bacharach wrote a number of instrumental tunes for his albums. One particular song "Nikki",  he wrote for his  developmentally disabled daughter, who committed suicide as an adult. I can also recall an instrumental song that he placed in the Broadway show "Promises, Promises" that he wrote with Hal David.

I never mean to denigrate or leave out Hal David. He's a great lyricist. But the thing about Burt Bacharach is that he wrote the music + he arranged and conducted the orchestra-- so I always have a mental picture of him up there at the piano and conducting. 

As for Gene Pitney, I can never forget that he wrote "He's a Rebel" because that was my favorite Phil Spector song by a girl group.

On that one, I have to break with my Teen Idol, Brian Wilson, who swears by "Be My Baby"  by The Ronettes. LOL

**BTW-- I was always interested in reading Bert Bacharach's columns oh, but of course with no internet then I never had a chance.

When you get the chance, tell us something about Burt's dad and what his work was like. And thanks for mentioning him.

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I was big on Pitney too.   And as the Bobby Vee tune "Be True To Yourself"  didn't chart higher than 34 and really didn't get any airplay up my way(I'VE never heard of it till now),  I don't think it was worth mentioning.  But if we're going back that far.....   (and a favorite of mine)

 

And let the girlies swonn a bit now!  ;) 

????    Justin WHO???  :D 

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10 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

I was big on Pitney too.   And as the Bobby Vee tune "Be True To Yourself"  didn't chart higher than 34 and really didn't get any airplay up my way(I'VE never heard of it till now),  I don't think it was worth mentioning.  But if we're going back that far.....   (and a favorite of mine)

 

And let the girlies swonn a bit now!  ;) 

????    Justin WHO???  :D 

Sepiatone

Do yourself a big favor and listen to "Be True To Yourself".

It's one of the best recorded vocal performances that Bobby Vee ever did. The material really did challenge him.

And thanks for pointing out that it did make the top 40.

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I doubt anyone over 50-60 forgot Ricky's "Travelin' Man",  but some might have forgotten that some credit Ozzie's film accompaniment  superimposed in that clip from the TV show consider it a very early rock "video".  ;)   Not much was really done in that order then. 

And....  In the "Same name, different song" category------  ;) 

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1 hour ago, Sepiatone said:

I doubt anyone over 50-60 forgot Ricky's "Travelin' Man", 

You're likely correct.    I play this song and most of the time I get "hey,,,James is playing Ricky!".    (but only from fellow over-50 folks like myself).

I'll also play That Boy by The Beatles and Anna since all three songs are very similar.    (expect That Boy,  where that creative John guy thows in a D9 chord!).

 

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2 hours ago, Allhallowsday said:

I don't know anybody who'd talk about TERESA BREWER

 

A few weeks back I was going through 1950s top 40. And it reminded me that Teresa Brewer Had a hit cover of a Hank Williams song "HonkyTonkin"-- undoubtedly, more people heard her sing it than the original artist.

She's a little before my time, but I liked that "Ricochet Romance" number.

Some of the singers who came after I liked were Georgia Gibbs and Joni James.

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I was on a BA flight from London to NY a couple of years ago and was told by the stewardess that a Rolling Stone was in the cabin. I saw him, asleep; and also saw his much younger wife with twins walking around the cabin.  I later mentioned it to a friend of mine who is a big Stones fan, and he asked me which one. I said I forgot, it wasn't like he was a Shirelle or something!

Turned out it was Ronnie Wood, but I've never been a Stones fan so didn't remember. I only saw him asleep. He looked very much like an aging British rock star. But definitely not the caliber of a Shirelle!

The_Shirelles_1962.jpg

 

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1 hour ago, Swithin said:

I was on a BA flight from London to NY a couple of years ago and was told by the stewardess that a Rolling Stone was in the cabin. I saw him, asleep; and also saw his much younger wife with twins walking around the cabin.  I later mentioned it to a friend of mine who is a big Stones fan, and he asked me which one. I said I forgot, it wasn't like he was a Shirelle or something!

Turned out it was Ronnie Wood, but I've never been a Stones fan so didn't remember. I only saw him asleep. He looked very much like an aging British rock star. But definitely not the caliber of a Shirelle!

The_Shirelles_1962.jpg

 

This is dedicated to the

The Shirelles I loved--

Swith--

I'm an old British Invasion fan myself and I can honestly tell you,

No offense against Ron Wood,

but I Can't Get No Satisfaction from seeing him because he ain't no real Rolling Stone--

They must have picked him up after Brian Jones died.

Now if you'd seen Charlie Watts!

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2 hours ago, Swithin said:

Turned out it was Ronnie Wood, but I've never been a Stones fan so didn't remember. I only saw him asleep. He looked very much like an aging British rock star. But definitely not the caliber of a Shirelle!

After all, his position in the band had been filled twice before him... ;)

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1 minute ago, Princess of Tap said:

And the last record I remember Bill Wyman on was "Start Me Up"-- 1981.

Yeh, from one of their best albums: Tattoo You.  Great album, virtually all of which was in the can!!!  Of course, RON WOOD is on that album (he's the newbie only being in the band 45 years). 

 

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I was about ten years old when I got into rock, meaning the Shirelles, Chubby Checker, etc. Basically the singers that flourished from 1960-62. Maybe a little later. I remember really liking the Supremes "Baby Love" (1964), but by then I began to gravitate to folk: Peter Paul and Mary, Dylan, Baez, Collins, Ochs, Jean Redpath, Frankie Armstrong, A.L. Lloyd, etc., so I never got into the Stones, although I did like the Beatles. I guess I liked the occasional rock group in the late 1960s, but mostly I stuck with folk, musical theater, etc., and I began to get into classical and opera. I did get back to "rock" with "American Pie" (1971), but I guess that's not really rock.

But for me, no Rolling Stone, original or not, compares to Shirley Owens.  And I will still love her -- and the other Shirelles -- tomorrow.

 

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I got "into" rock 'bout a  year before the blues(I won't get into that long story again)  not long after it picked up steam as a commercially valid genre.   Seen and heard all these people come and go.  But a name came up there.....

MICK TAYLOR

An alumnus of the ever rotating personnel of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, he's a guitarist in that genre I like as much, if not more than Clapton.  to whit....

How he handles Freddie King's "Driving Sideways".

 

And so, talkin' 'bout Ron Wood, how about some EARLY Ron  (don't confuse this band with you know who  ;)  )  Ron played guitar with this band.  A few years before handling bass for Jeff Beck. 

 

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On 8/31/2019 at 1:06 PM, cigarjoe said:

In the same vein I remembered a flip side song yesterday but don't recall the A side. I don't recall its title but the songs refrain is:

"Give me that shimmy shiney shimerin'

Dancing and a jiggelin'

Hula Hula Dancing doll."

You'd think the title would be Hula Hula Dancing Doll but that brings up nothing.

 

On 9/1/2019 at 11:41 AM, Sepiatone said:

Hey, I tried a variety of different phrases from all that and got nowhere either.  And too in that sort of vein.....

I was listening to the old clock radio we had as kids before the timer shut it off and on one of those "make it or break it" segments, the DJ played a record by I don't know who that was titled, "Something Wrong With My Radio" that turned out to be nothing more than three minutes of what you would hear when you had your radio's tuner between two stations.  That stuck with me all these years( I couldn't say why) and like yours, can't find ANY info about it.  I'd say it was circa 1958.  :unsure:

Sepiatone

And Lo and Behold it showed up on Youtube

 

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