Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"The Look Of Love"

OK, more 60's: Burt Bacharach intended this '67 classic romantic ballad to be an instrumental when he wrote it for "Casino Royale" inspired by Ursula Andress(!). Hal David added lyrics later on to be sung by Dusty Springfield as it appeared on the movie's soundtrack. Her version was Oscar-nominated and made the Top 40. Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66's cover with Janis Hansen on vocals peaked at #4 in '68. Diana Krall's '06 rendition hit the Top 10 and went Platinum. Part of the 1st Austin Powers film ('97) sung by Susanna Hoffs.

Yesterday's answer: "My Guy" by Mary Wells. From Jon Passow: "Smokey Robinson, "America's poet laureate of love."! He could certainly write from any perspective. :)". Me: Well said, Jon! "The Tracks of My Tears" (1965), "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (1962), "The Tears of a Clown" (1967), the list goes on and on!

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