David died of complications from a stroke Saturday morning in Los Angeles..."
one of my favorite songs-ever-by one of my favorite female vocalists who exhibits one of the most unique senses of timing of any singer. amazing power, control and restraint. dionne warwick 'eastwooding' a whole bunch of empty chairs- this clip now enters my pantheon of drag numbers that have to be performed and preserved for later generations. what's even more supreme and beyond being one of the Legendary Children? i don't know, but dionne warwick is she:
walk on by/ dionne warwick 1964
noted Doors cover band:
walk on by/ the stranglers 1978
RIP laura nyro, another great american song writer and our sistah still largely ignored and outrageously not given her due. finally inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame april 2012:
frankie goes to hollywood/ san jose?(the way) 1984
ethyl meatplow/close to you 1993
close to you/ Josefine Cronholm ( from the film MirrorMask) 2005
another phenomenal singer- her version of heard it through the grapevine owns. knight is a mormon.she currently directs a popular mormon gospel choir, saints unified voices.
gladys knight and the pips/ the look of love 1968
sandy shaw/ always something there to remind me 1965
from xena- Jay Laga'aia/always something there to remind me 1999
bomb the bass/ i say a little prayer 1988
aretha franklin/ i say a little prayer for you 1968
and one truly terrible, sexist set of hal david lyrics-subverted into scathing performance art by kd lang. i never liked kd lang much but this is genius: