Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Zumpano Does Burt Bacharach 1999 (re-upload)

The other day, I was listening to my album of the day, (1001 albums you must hear before you die generator) Dusty Springfield's debut album, A Girl Called Dusty. It's a fine collection of songs, many familiar, early 60's Brit-Pop and some interesting Motown influenced tracks, but what caught my attention were the songs written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. This is Dusty's first collaboration with the songwriters and three songs appear on this record. Two of the songs, Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa and Anyone Who Had A Heart, I recognized from the CBC session with Zumpano, broadcast back in 1999, when the band performed a set of Bacharach covers. Dusty's versions were pretty good, but I'm leaning towards Zumpano's interpretations, which I thought were all brilliant. If you're not familiar with Zumpano, they hail from Vancouver and released a pair of excellent albums in the mid-90's. Frontman/lead singer is Carl Newman, who formed the New Pornographers about a year after this broadcast. I originally posted this show in 2007 in mp3 format, and since no one probably saw it and since I'm in a nostalgic mood, I'm re-posting the set in lossless FLAC format for your listening pleasure. I originally taped this off the radio during CBC-FM radio's, RadioSonic program that broadcasted live concerts and live studio performances on Saturday night. It's a very cool live session and I've rarely seen this anywhere, so treat yourself to an unique all-Bacharach set...and chill!

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CBC Studios
"Radio Sonic"
Vancouver, BC 
January 26, 1999

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1. Intro
2. Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
3. interview
4. Anyone Who Had A Heart
5. What The World Needs Now Is Love
6. Interview
7. Always Something There To Remind Me
8. My Little Red Book
9. Outro

ALL Burt Bacharach covers!

Carl Newman- vocals, guitar, Hammond B-3
Michael Ledwidge- piano
David Carswell- guitar
Stefan Niemann- bass
Jason Zumpano- drums

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