I wanted to feature some music this morning that kind of jibed with the Henri Matisse Blue Nude cut-outs above that the artist produced in the early 1950’s. I wasn’t sure what I wanted but I settled on something from composer Burt Bacharach.
Bacharach, along with lyricist Hal David, collaborated with singer Dionne Warwick a number of times back in the 1960’s when they had an amazing string of hits that didn’t really sound like anything else on the radio at the time. It’s an unmistakable sound, light and breezy but complex and full.
When I was looking I came across this video that shows how beautifully Bacharach and Warwick worked together. It’s interesting to see how he communicates his vision for the song to Warwick and how she responds. It goes a long ways towards explaining why she was such a perfect vessel for his music. The clip ends with the full recording of the song.
So, have a great Sunday and here’s Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick with Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets. I may steal that title at some point…