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Burt Bacharach

 
 
Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 11:30 am
With few exceptions, Burt Bacharach probably wrote more songs that I find myself singing than anyone and, I'll bet he's been covered by more artists than just about anyone.

Here's a sampling of artists who have covered "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself:

Elvis Costello:



Dusty Springfield:



The White Stripes:



I always liked the Dionne Warwick version of the song but I can't find it online so here she is singing another great Bacharach song, "Walk on By":



When I was a little kid my very favorite song was "What's New Pussycat?". I wore out my mom's Tom Jones album:



Do you have a favorite Burt Bacharach song?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 11:36 am

The Stranglers - Walk On By
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 11:51 am
That's a cool version, djjd. Thanks!

Here's Shirley Bassey singing one of the best heartbreak songs ever:

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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 11:54 am


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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 12:20 pm
That's a great one, Foxfyre. Thank you!

Here's Paul Carrack singing "This Guy's In Love With You":

mismi
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 12:32 pm
@boomerang,


Always Something There to Remind Me - Naked Eyes
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 12:38 pm

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Do You Know The Way To San Jose
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 12:48 pm
Ha! mismi, I remember trying to tell someone that was a Burt Bacharach song and they just would not believe me. Thanks.

I've never heard that version of "San Jose", djjd. I think a thousand people have covered that song and I don't recall ever hearing a version I haven't liked. It's one song that is impossible to ruin.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 12:54 pm
@boomerang,
FGTH's album contained three interesting cover songs

Born To Run
San Jose
and a shortened version of Ferry Cross The Mersey titled Fury (Go)
jespah
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 06:28 pm
@djjd62,
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 08:19 pm
There's a better version of this with female vocals that just slays me, but this one's pretty popular:

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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2009 09:34 pm
Ohhh! Bobby Gentry. Thanks, jespah.

Gargamel, I don't think I've ever heard that song before. Big thanks. If you remember who the girls are I'd like to hear that version too.

The strangest cover I've come across today is Faith No More doing "This Guys In Love...."



Here's super-fox, Aretha Franklin doing "Say a Little Prayer" circa 1970:

Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2009 09:38 am
@boomerang,
I think the most popular iTunes version of Trains and Boats and Planes is the one I'm talking about. Haunting.
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