Music: "My Little Red Book," Love (1966)


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Mao = Love?


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Personally I prefer the Manfred Man version, but either way this a fave Burt Bacharach score and melody.


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huh. I had to look all that stuff up just now. I want to say I’ve heard the Mann version before, maybe, but wouldn’t have recognized it as the same tune. Got my copy of Love’s version on one of those budget comps: “22 super hits of '66” or whatever.

Bacharach is really great, I particularly like his score for the original parody version of Casino Royale, and that first Dionne Warwick album. But somehow this tune belongs to Love now, for me.

Another musical footnote to this track from the wiki:

The guitar riff to the [Love version of the] song showed up in considerably altered form, as played by Syd Barrett on the Pink Floyd song “Interstellar Overdrive”, released on their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967).[7] The riff of “Interstellar Overdrive” originated when early Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner was trying to hum a song he couldn’t quite remember (which turned out to be “My Little Red Book”).[7]


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The Love version was the first one I’d heard as a kid and dug it quite a bit, but the Manfred Mann has feel that just drives me crazy with musical delight.

There’s a ton of great stuff on the Casino Royale soundtrack, and I figure the definitive Bacharach singer absolutely must be Dionne Warwick. At her peak she was just breathtaking. She can make a whisper sound like a shout, and a shout sound like a whisper. Simply amazing.

I have quite an extensive love for Bacharach, and a collection to match. I figure he and Brian Wilson will be probably be the two American composers best remembered from the middle 20th Century.

I had heard that story about Syd’s Interstellar Overdrive before. It’s certainly possible!

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noahdjango

August 17

huh. I had to look all that stuff up just now. I want to say I've heard the Mann version before, maybe, but wouldn't have recognized it as the same tune. Got my copy of Love's version on one of those budget comps: "22 super hits of '66" or whatever.

Bacharach is really great, I particularly like his score for the original parody version of Casino Royale, and that first Dionne Warwick album. But somehow this tune belongs to Love now, for me.

Another musical footnote to this track from the wiki:

The guitar riff to the [Love version of the] song showed up in considerably altered form, as played by Syd Barrett on the Pink Floyd song "Interstellar Overdrive", released on their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967).[7] The riff of "Interstellar Overdrive" originated when early Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner was trying to hum a song he couldn't quite remember (which turned out to be "My Little Red Book").[7]

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fromnabulax

August 17

Personally I prefer the Manfred Man version, but either way this a fave Burt Bacharach score and melody.

jlwBoing Boing’s publisher

August 17

Mao = Love?

art_carnage

August 17

jlwBoing Boing’s publisher

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