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    I guess it's an issue with my age, but I had never heard Dionne Warwick sing when she was young. I've seen her in recent years and was never all that impressed. But OMG. I just found "Anyone Who Had a Heart" last night.

    She was amazing!

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    My daughter has dancer friends and they all love Britney. I danced myself back in the day and both she and Janet do some incredible things with their bodies.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    I've danced. Choreographed a little too. Most dancing as art is enhanced by choreography. That's why choreographers win awards and grants and fellowships and such. A dancer who can only improvise isn't that good a dancer at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by craighickman View Post
    I've danced. Choreographed a little too. Most dancing as art is enhanced by choreography. That's why choreographers win awards and grants and fellowships and such. A dancer who can only improvise isn't that good a dancer at all.
    A good dancer needs a good choreographer the same way a good singer needs a good producer to bring out his/her talents. Dionne Warwick and Bert Bacharach are a very good example of a team that worked to perfection. Her later work is nothing compared to her work with him.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    A good dancer needs a good choreographer the same way a good singer needs a good producer to bring out his/her talents. Dionne Warwick and Bert Bacharach are a very good example of a team that worked to perfection. Her later work is nothing compared to her work with him.

    Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach created sheer magic!!! The music was so romantic and original i still love it...That brassy sound added an enchantment to Dionne voice thats hard to explain...The stuff just worked and thats all there is to it...Modern composers and producers have no clues how to create a romantic mood without heavy sexual inuendos...Romance is a lost art in modern music...

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    So I mentioned picking up a great Dionne Warwick tune last night. It caught my attention on one of AOL's blog entries. "The 25 Most Exquisitely Sad Songs in the Whole World." I'd be interested to know what others think of their list and how you might alter it? If you want to hear any of these songs, visit the link and they have them all uploaded.

    I've sung Jeff Buckley's praise on this board numerous times, so it was nice to see his name. I had never heard Chocolate Genius' "My Mom," but having several people in my family who have suffered from Alzheimer's, I have to say it was especially significant to me. "Gloomy Sunday" is out of this world.

    25. "The River" - Bruce Springsteen
    24. "Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinead O'Connor
    23. "No Surprises" - Radiohead
    22. "A Change is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke
    21. "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
    20. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" - Carly Simon
    19. "Lost Cause" - Beck
    18. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" - Bee Gees
    17. "Back to Black" - Amy Winehouse
    16. "Shilo" - Neil Diamond
    15. "My Mom" - Chocolate Genius
    14. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" - Dionne Warwick
    13. "Naked as We Came" - Iron & Wine
    12. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" - Frank Sinatra
    11. "Brick" - Ben Folds Five
    10. "In the Real World" - Roy Orbison
    9. "Concrete Angel" - Martina McBride
    8. "Dance with My Father" - Luther Vandross
    7. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
    6. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones
    5. "I Know It's Over" - The Smiths
    4. "Hurt" - Johnny Cash
    3. "Eleanor Rigby" - The Beatles
    2. "Gloomy Sunday" - Billie Holiday
    1. "Chicken Wire" - Pernice Brothers

    http://www.spinner.com/2007/05/03/th...e-world-no-25/

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    I have to admit I haven't heard or don't recall many of the songs on that list. I'll have to listen to some of them

    Weird to see Iron & Wine on it, they aren't a very big band.

    Eleanor Rigby is incredibly depressing. I can't listen to it anymore. Sometimes if it's playing in a store or public space, I just have to get out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AmonRa777 View Post
    Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach created sheer magic!!! The music was so romantic and original i still love it...That brassy sound added an enchantment to Dionne voice thats hard to explain...The stuff just worked and thats all there is to it...Modern composers and producers have no clues how to create a romantic mood without heavy sexual inuendos...Romance is a lost art in modern music...


    The music is just reflecting life right now Amon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjnow View Post
    So I mentioned picking up a great Dionne Warwick tune last night. It caught my attention on one of AOL's blog entries. "The 25 Most Exquisitely Sad Songs in the Whole World." I'd be interested to know what others think of their list and how you might alter it? If you want to hear any of these songs, visit the link and they have them all uploaded.

    I've sung Jeff Buckley's praise on this board numerous times, so it was nice to see his name. I had never heard Chocolate Genius' "My Mom," but having several people in my family who have suffered from Alzheimer's, I have to say it was especially significant to me. "Gloomy Sunday" is out of this world.

    25. "The River" - Bruce Springsteen
    24. "Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinead O'Connor
    23. "No Surprises" - Radiohead
    22. "A Change is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke
    21. "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
    20. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" - Carly Simon
    19. "Lost Cause" - Beck
    18. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" - Bee Gees
    17. "Back to Black" - Amy Winehouse
    16. "Shilo" - Neil Diamond
    15. "My Mom" - Chocolate Genius
    14. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" - Dionne Warwick
    13. "Naked as We Came" - Iron & Wine
    12. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" - Frank Sinatra
    11. "Brick" - Ben Folds Five
    10. "In the Real World" - Roy Orbison
    9. "Concrete Angel" - Martina McBride
    8. "Dance with My Father" - Luther Vandross
    7. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
    6. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones
    5. "I Know It's Over" - The Smiths
    4. "Hurt" - Johnny Cash
    3. "Eleanor Rigby" - The Beatles
    2. "Gloomy Sunday" - Billie Holiday
    1. "Chicken Wire" - Pernice Brothers

    http://www.spinner.com/2007/05/03/th...e-world-no-25/

    jj
    "Strange Fruit" is the saddest song I've ever heard.

    "Where Do You Start" is a far second.

    And "I'll Be Seeing You" is right up there.


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    Re: The Music Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by craighickman View Post
    "Strange Fruit" is the saddest song I've ever heard.

    "Where Do You Start" is a far second.

    And "I'll Be Seeing You" is right up there.

    Somehow "I'll be Seeing You" has been somewhat positive for me. Sort of that the person will never be forgotten.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jjnow View Post
    So I mentioned picking up a great Dionne Warwick tune last night. It caught my attention on one of AOL's blog entries. "The 25 Most Exquisitely Sad Songs in the Whole World." I'd be interested to know what others think of their list and how you might alter it? If you want to hear any of these songs, visit the link and they have them all uploaded.

    I've sung Jeff Buckley's praise on this board numerous times, so it was nice to see his name. I had never heard Chocolate Genius' "My Mom," but having several people in my family who have suffered from Alzheimer's, I have to say it was especially significant to me. "Gloomy Sunday" is out of this world.

    25. "The River" - Bruce Springsteen
    24. "Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinead O'Connor
    23. "No Surprises" - Radiohead
    22. "A Change is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke
    21. "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
    20. "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" - Carly Simon
    19. "Lost Cause" - Beck
    18. "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" - Bee Gees
    17. "Back to Black" - Amy Winehouse
    16. "Shilo" - Neil Diamond
    15. "My Mom" - Chocolate Genius
    14. "Anyone Who Had a Heart" - Dionne Warwick
    13. "Naked as We Came" - Iron & Wine
    12. "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" - Frank Sinatra
    11. "Brick" - Ben Folds Five
    10. "In the Real World" - Roy Orbison
    9. "Concrete Angel" - Martina McBride
    8. "Dance with My Father" - Luther Vandross
    7. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
    6. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones
    5. "I Know It's Over" - The Smiths
    4. "Hurt" - Johnny Cash
    3. "Eleanor Rigby" - The Beatles
    2. "Gloomy Sunday" - Billie Holiday
    1. "Chicken Wire" - Pernice Brothers

    http://www.spinner.com/2007/05/03/th...e-world-no-25/

    jj
    Off the top of my head, I'd add Sade's "Pearl's" and "Like a Tattoo."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    Somehow "I'll be Seeing You" has been somewhat positive for me. Sort of that the person will never be forgotten.
    I've always seen sadness as a positive emotion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
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    The music is just reflecting life right now Amon.
    whos life??? Certainly not mine or most of the folks i know...The music now is mainly commercially focused sexually exploitive non sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    Somehow "I'll be Seeing You" has been somewhat positive for me. Sort of that the person will never be forgotten.
    Me too. I always thought it captured the romanticism of the War.

    Why do you find it so sad, Craig?

    BTW, Billie has the definitive version.

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    And how could I forget "The Shadow of Your Smile"?


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