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 Posted:   Jun 3, 2013 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

While we are on the subject of TONY BENNETT, he did a nice vocal version of JOHN BARRY'S main theme for WALKABOUT-71-Although to be honest it could never compete with Barry's intense and touching instrumental variations of that great theme. Tony gave it a good shot.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Dulce Pontes and Hayley Westenra have both released albums in the not too distant past of lyrics added to popular Morricone themes. Both are worth seeking out. Mainly the Pontes though.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   barryfan1   (Member)

I would have thought mention of John Barry and Shirley Bassey would have been made by now, after all they collaborated on three Bond movies (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker), four if you count her rejected vocal of Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang from Thunderball.
She also sang My Love Has Two faces from Deadfall.

Plus John Barry and Matt Munro. Munro sang From Russia With Love (Barry arrangement), Born Free, Wednesday's Child (from The Quiller Memorandum) and also recorded songs from Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Mary Queen of Scots (This Way Mary, and Wish Now Was Then).

Mike

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes if you look at Barry's total film score output , he probably had more singers , sing his music then any other film composer with the exception of HENRY MANCINI.i intend this to be a long thread, so in time I and hopeful others will contribute to list a large amount of vocal film music[like my genre pretty music thread has]

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO THOMAS- Thanks for info, I got to check those 2 singers out with the MORRICONE MUSIC.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

BARRY'S SINGERS INCLUDE[not mention yet] THUNDERBALL-65- TOM JONES-YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE-67- NANCY SINATRA-THE LION IN WINTER-68- CHORAL-ON HER MAJESTRY SECRET SERVICE-69-LOUIE ARMSTRONG--MORE TO COME

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

MONTE WALSH-70- MAMA CASS-A PUBLIC EYE-72-SINGER?--THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN-74-LULU-THE TAMARIND SEED-74-Unknown nightclub singer in film?-DAY OF THE LOCUST-75- PAUL WILLIAMS[ALBUM]-THE DEEP-77-DONNA SUMMER-LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER-80- MERLE HAGGARD-THE GOLDEN SEAL-83-GLEN CAMPBELL-OCTOPUSSY-83- RITA COOLIDGE-A VIEW TO KILL-DURAN DURAN-OUT OF AFRICA-85- ANDY WILLIAMS[ALBUM]-THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS-87- PRETENDERS-

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

ROBIN AND MARIAN-76-JOHN BARRY- There was a female vocal singer who sang the main theme, it was not used in the final print. It looks like it was rejected but originally intended for the film. Short but sweet.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

It maybe a bit ironic, that PINO DONAGGIO started his career, popular in ITALY doing music for many songs, including his hit sensation YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME BY DUSTY SPRINGFIELD in the mid 60's. Yet with all his beautiful melodic film scores very few vocal versions were done on his pretty themes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

HENRY MANCINI AND JULIE ANDREWS worked together on cinema songs, from the films themselves, albums and in concert[live performances] From the original soundtracks they did, DARLING LILI-70-A few songs including the beautiful WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK.10-79-which include 2 very pretty songs- MORE THEN A MAN,and IT'S EASY TO SAY with DUDLEY MORE. She also sang songs from the film -S.O.B-82 and the big hit VICTOR VICTORIA-83- which later became a Broadway show in which Henry composed some of his final compositions that Julie sang on Broadway. On albums Julie sang a bunch of other Mancini songs from TWO FOR THE ROAD, MOON RIVER, DAYS OF WINE AND OTHERS ETC ETC. Ditto, ditto in live performances with Henry as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2013 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

For a very short period MAUREEN MCGOVERN got to be known as the film disaster singer, She got a giant hit from the film THE POSIDEN ADVENTURE-72- called THE MORNING AFTER, then a lesser hit from THE TOWERING INFERNO-74- called WE MAY NEVER LOVE LIKE THIS AGAIN, if one wants to call GOLD-74-a sought of disaster film well she sang a couple of songs from that effort, music by ELMER BERNSTEIN.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2013 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

If one was to ask the question -What singer or group sung the most film music? Off the top of my head probably the answer would be THE HENRY MANCINI SINGERS.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

When it comes to film- composers- singers, a few popular connections was- films, BURT BACHARACH-DIONNE WARWICKE--FILMS- MICHEL LEGRAND- BARBARA STREISAND-Both Burt and Michel did there share of film scores and songs.BOTH Barbara and Dionne covered many of their songs from their films-Here are a bunch of them-BACHARACH- WARWICKE-A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME-64-ALFIE-66-THE LOVE MACHINE-71-WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT-65-BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID-68-SLAVES-69-THE APRIL FOOLS-70-CASINO ROYALE-67-ETC-STREISAND- LEGRAND-BEST FRIENDS-83-YENTL-PIECES OF DREAMS-70-MICKI AND MAUDE-84-THE PICASSO SUMMER-69-THE HAPPY ENDING-69-SUMMER OF 42 ETC- Both Barbara and Dionne also did a bunch of other film songs from other artists in their career.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 7:41 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

MATT MONRO was one of the most popular pop singers out of the UK in the 60's and he did his share of film themes, here are some of them-A MAN AND A WOMAN-67-ALFIE-66-BORN FREE-66-[BIG HIT, FROM SOUNDTRACK]-EXODUS-60- FRIENDLY PERSUASION-56-FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE-63[FROM SOUNDTRACK]-GEORGY GIRL-66-GONE WITH THE WIND-39-WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR DADDY-66-MOMENT TO MOMENT-66-THE ITALIAN JOB-69-THE SOUTHERN STAR-69-[ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK]THE QUILLAR MEMORANDUM-66-THE SAND PEBBLES-65 ETC ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2013 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

While of course a singer singing a film theme and how one feels how good it is , is just one's opinion, what I felt was one of the worst singing performances doing a song from the original soundtrack was from the film SAHARA-83- ENNIO MORRICONE came up with another lovely main theme melody used nicely during the love scenes of this BROOKE SHIELDS film. However a vocal female singer doing a variation of the theme did a terrible job on it. Destroying the very essence of the loveliness of the composition.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Like many things in life, getting the right break, lady luck and timing play a big factor in so called success. Some singers did a good share of film theme songs and never got a giant hit others only did a few and bingo, get a smash out of it, Such was the case with the fine singer GENE PITNEY, who got a big hit out of TOWN WITHOUT PITY-60- DIMITRI TIOMKIM'S title theme. What some people might not realize that his other big hit from a film THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE-62- was never used in the actual film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

DIANA ROSS, being a actress as well got a string of good songs from films-LADY SINGS THE BLUES-72- STANDARDS AND MICHEL LEGRAND- MAHOGANY-75- MICHAEL MASSER-IT'S MY TURN-PATRICK WILLIAMS- ENDLESS LOVE-81-THE WIZ-78-FILM VERSION-QUINCY JONES , MICHAEL SMALLS- THE LAND BEFORE TIME-87- JAMES HORNER ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

As mentioned earlier HENRY MANCINI probably got more vocal singers to sing his music then any other film composer. It is a big list. first off HENRY had his own singers who did numerous recordings of his films both from the original soundtracks to Lp albums. Dozens of films this was the case. plus on a bunch of his music from films he got so many different singers to do their version of his movie music, some of these were MOON RIVER, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, TWO FOR THE ROAD-DEAR HEART,A SWEETHEART TREE[GREAT RACE] ETC ETC ETC. However here I would like to list the singers who sang his music from films that didn't become giant pop vocal standards.SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS-55- SAMMY DAVIS JR-THE PINK PANTHER-64- IT'S GOTTA BE TONIGHT-A SHOT IN THE DARK-64-SHADOWS OF PARIS[female vocal]-THE PARTY-68-CLAUDINE LONGET-MORE COMING

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

GAILY GAILY-69- JIMMY RODGERS-ME NATALIE-69-ROD MCKEON-DARLING LILI-70- JULIE ANDREWS-SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION-71- CHARLIE PRIDE-THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN-TOM JONES-10-79- JULIE ANDREWS, DUDLEY MOORE-A CHANGE OF SEASONS-80- KENNY RANKIN-

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

BACK ROADS-81- FEMALE SINGER?-SALLY FIELD?-S.O.B-82-JULIE ANDREWS-VICTOR VICTORIA-82-JULIE ANDREWS,ROBERT PRESTON-THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMAN-83- HELEN REDDY-SANTA CLAUS-THE MOVIE-85-VARIOUS SINGERS

 
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