Burt Bacharach: Top of the Pops - JazzWax

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May 25, 2012


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Burt Bacharach & Hal David, two true geniuses of pop music, period. And though Stevie Wonder's interpretation of "Alfie" is a bit too saccharine for my tastes -ouch!-, his brilliant harmonica cadenza saved the performance.

John Cooper

Someone once wrote that BB songs all sounded like third alto parts. Still - I have always liked WIVES AND LOVERS, though not necessarily in that order.

jOhn Cooper

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