• Various Artists - Don't Make Me Over - The Songs of Burt Bacharach & Hal David

Burt Bacharach and Hal David were one of the most feted and successful songwriting teams of the 20th Century, responsible for some of the most memorable hits of the era. Unusually, they crossed all musical boundaries with their songs topping the US POP, C&W and R&B charts.

This carefully-compiled 2CD set examines the early years of their partnership between the years 1957-1962, when they were developing the 'AOR&B' style with which they would later become identified.

During this period, both Bacharach and David often worked with other writers, including Mack David (Hal's brother), Lee Pockriss, Paul Hampton, Sherman Edwards and Bob Hilliard, who all feature as co-writers on this set.

Comprises 60 memorable tracks, presenting a vast spread of hits, misses and collectors' rarities, featuring stellar artists like: The Drifters; Dionne Warwick; Gene Pitney; The Shirelles; Jerry Butler; Timi Yuro; Etta James; Johnny Mathis; Sarah Vaughan; Del Shannon; Chuck Jackson; Bobby Vee and many more.

Many of the rarer tracks featured are unavailable elsewhere on CD.

See also JASCD 754.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. DIONNE WARWICK - DON'T MAKE ME OVER
2. CHUCK JACKSON - ANY DAY NOW (My Wild, Beautiful Bird)
3. GENE MCDANIELS - TOWER OF STRENGTH
4. THE SHIRELLES - BABY IT'S YOU
5. GENE PITNEY - ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK A HEART
6. DEL SHANNON - THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING
7. BABS TINO - FORGIVE ME (For Giving You Such A Bad Time)
8. CARL DOBKINS JR - MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK
9. THE DRIFTERS - MEXICAN DIVORCE
10. JERRY BUTLER - MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF
11. DEE CLARK - YOU'RE TELLING OUR SECRETS
12. GENE VINCENT - CRAZY TIMES
13. CHARLIE GRACIE - I LOOKED FOR YOU
14. DON GIBSON - SEA OF HEARTBREAK
15. JOANIE SOMMERS - JOHNNY GET ANGRY
16. SONNY JAMES - DREAM BIG
17. GALE STORM - WINTER WARM
18. MICHAEL HOLLIDAY - THE STORY OF MY LIFE
19. MARTY ROBBINS - SITTIN' IN A TREE HOUSE
20. THE DRIFTERS - LONELINESS OR HAPPINESS
21. GENE MCDANIELS - ANOTHER TEAR FALLS
22. TOMMY HUNT - I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF
23. BOBBY VEE - ANONYMOUS PHONE CALL
24. THE FIVE BLOBS - THE BLOB
25. PAUL HAMPTON - TWO HOUR HONEYMOON
26. HELEN SHAPIRO - KEEP AWAY FROM OTHER GIRLS
27. DIONNE WARWICK - I SMILED YESTERDAY
28. ETTA JAMES - WAITING FOR CHARLIE (To Come Home)
29. GENE PITNEY - TRUE LOVE NEVER RUNS SMOOTH
30. TIMI YURO - THE LOVE OF A BOY

Disc 2

1. THE DRIFTERS - PLEASE STAY
2. DIONNE WARWICK - WISHING AND HOPING
3. SARAH VAUGHAN - BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY
4. GLORIA LYNNE - (You Don't Have to Be) A TOWER OF STRENGTH
5. GENE PITNEY - DONNA MEANS HEARTBREAK
6. THE SHIRELLES - IT'S LOVE THAT REALLY COUNTS
7. DIONNE WARWICK - THIS EMPTY PLACE
8. DEL SHANNON - I WAKE UP CRYING
9. JOEY POWERS - DON'T ENVY ME
10. EVERIT HERTER - BOYS WERE MADE FOR GIRLS
11. PAUL EVANS - FEELIN' NO PAIN
12. STEVE ROSSI - COME COMPLETELY TO ME
13. DEAN BARLOW - THIRD WINDOW FROM THE RIGHT
14. THE TURBANS - THREE FRIENDS (Two Lovers)
15. JIMMY RADCLIFFE - (There Goes) THE FORGOTTEN MAN
16. THE WANDERERS - SOMEONE ELSE'S SWEETHEART
17. CHUCK JACKSON - THE BREAKING POINT
18. GENE MCDANIELS - IN TIMES LIKE THESE
19. JOHNNY MATHIS - WARM AND TENDER
20. STEVE LAWRENCE - LOVING IS A WAY OF LIVING
21. PERRY COMO - MAGIC MOMENTS
22. CLIFF RICHARD - (It's) WONDERFUL TO BE YOUNG
23. TOMMY SANDS - LOVE IN A GOLDFISH BOWL
24. ANDY WILLIAMS - DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT
25. LENA HORNE - OUT OF MY CONTINENTAL MIND
26. THE ELIGIBLES - FAKER FAKER
27. PAUL HAMPTON - DON'T UNLESS YOU LOVE ME
28. MERV GRIFFIN - ALONG CAME JOE
29. BUDDY CLINTON - TAKE ME TO YOUR LADDER (I'll See Your Leader Later)
30. DICK VAN DYKE - THREE WHEELS ON MY WAGON

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 08/08/2014
UPC Bar Code No 604988074826

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