Anyone Who Had A Heart: 1964; Cilla B...

Anyone Who Had A Heart: 1964; Cilla Black; Petula Clark

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Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#1 May 22, 2012
CILLA BLACK ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART

video by sukes58

(YouTube)
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#2 May 22, 2012
Petula Clark - Anyone Who Had A Heart (French version 1964)_HQ

video by nyrainbow4
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#3 May 22, 2012
Began this new thread in order to feature these two sensational covers of the Burt Bacharach song intended for Dionne Warwick in 1964 (who also has a superb rendition on Youtube video although it's not full length--only over a minute or so).

But this song and singers are so fantastic, had to give them a thread entirely of their own in case people happen by on this forum and find these videos enjoyable. I have more detailed info. about them on another thread ("Lifting the Veil Part Deux").
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#4 May 22, 2012
Favorite part of that Cilla Black b/w performance is around 1:47..."What am I to do?"--she's left hanging there, isolated and alone--captures the entire song in a moment. Also like later on when she tilts her head back a bit at 2;15. And the drums in the orchestra stand out at one point--very simple but enjoyable.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#5 May 22, 2012
Honourable mention:

Roberta Mazzoni - Io di notte (Cantagiro '66).avi

video by SAMA45100

--An obscure video, this one now has the intro. and shows Roberta Mazzoni running up to microphone. It just seems so very Italian--can only imagine since I never made it to Italy on backpacking trip in 1984 (England, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, Morocco).
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#6 May 23, 2012
Thought of this last night when going to sleep....that speaking of paradox, Cilla Black conveys the most emotion in 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' not while singing, but in the pause after singing "What am I to do?". It really must be the phrase that the entire song hinges on, as when listening to Petula Clark's French cover of it over the past three years, that phrase, even without understanding the words, has always been the most meaningful to me when hearing it.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#7 May 23, 2012
Yes...just viewed again...Cilla Black enters an existential void at 1:47; best part.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#8 May 23, 2012
Cilla Black's video notes how Anyone Who Had A Heart was released Jan 31, 1964 and remains the biggest selling single by a British female singer.

Brought to mind Dalida's Wiki page explaining her "Bambino" spent 46 weeks in French top ten and remains one of the biggest selling singles in French history. Have always enjoyed viewing it; the best video version is the one that has "L'original" in the title. It's a funny video.

Dalida's "O Sole Mio" (video by testadure) is also a best of.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#9 May 23, 2012
Actually, this one has a clearer picture:

Dalida O Sole Mio " 1961 " HD

video by nigiro88
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#10 May 23, 2012
Dalida has many great b/w videos...will just put one more:

Dalida- Dans le bleu du ciel bleu(Volare)

Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#11 May 23, 2012
One last comment about Petula Clark's Anyone Who Had A Heart--able to know she's saying "what am I to do?" in French since it's followed by the long pause (which in her cover involves electric organ).
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#12 May 25, 2012
Just found another Betty Curtis 'Chariot' video:

Betty Curtis Chariot (Scala Reale 1966) Video & Audio Restaurati HD

video by flaniman2

Her classic 'Chariot' video is the one by maggio1972 (in which she sings by the pond of water, then gets up and sings from a bridge over a stream.

Petula Clark has a great one too where she is driving a stagecoach. They're all b/w.
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#13 May 25, 2012
This is funny too:

Betty Curtis - Chariot

video by hispanofon

(probably should be posting these under the other thread about the preacher in Red Square at WWU)
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#14 May 25, 2012
Good one...Remember viewing this three years ago:

Betty Curtis - Scegli me o il resto del mondo

video by maggio1972
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#15 May 25, 2012
This is great, hadn't noticed it before:

BETTY CURTIS - BUONDI'

video by EduardoPaola80
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#16 May 25, 2012
Great b/w video--it's very clear, well done (though the sound is out of synch a bit, and they were always working in the cigarette smoking back then):

BETTY CURTIS - Tango del mare

video by giuser56
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#17 May 25, 2012
Wow. They've improved upon a classic video--this one has an even better picture and sound. Includes now about a 2-minute intro. This is a CLASSIC VIDEO--one of the finest of all:

Ornella Vanoni Una Ragione Di Più(Doppia Coppia 1969) Video & Audio Rstaurati HD

video by flaniman2
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#18 May 27, 2012
Gettin into some funny videos from that time...

Connie Francis - Goldfinger (1965)

video by rockingoldies

--always preferred Gigliola Cinquetti's 'Ho Bisogno' over Connie Francis version, but this Goldfinger video is pretty darn funny!
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#19 May 27, 2012
This is pretty spectacular--it does rival Betty Curtis' 1961 San Remo Al di la:

Connie Francis - Al di la (The good version)

video by samamithas
Bruce Deile

Bellingham, WA

#20 May 28, 2012
That is an interesting comparison--Betty Curtis w/ Connie Francis...thought the one video by Betty Curtis was San remo, but according to note below it, looks like it was performed in Cannes, France. They both have splendid versions:

Al di la (1961) Betty Curtis - Luciano Tajoli)

video by webbspider

"Al di là" (English translation: "Beyond") is a popular Italian song. "Al di là" was one of Betty Curtis' biggest hits in Italy. The song was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in Italian by Curtis at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, on March 18, 1961 after Curtis had won the 1961 edition of the Sanremo Festival on February 2, 1961 (from 1958 to 1966, the winner of the Sanremo Festival would automatically represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest).

Internationally, the song is generally connected with Italian-American singer Connie Francis. Francis recorded the song on October 1, 1962 (two All-Italian versions) and on November 3, 1962 (bilingual version Italian/English). Both All-Italian versions became huge hits in South America and Mexico; and the bilingual version became one of Francis' best selling Italian-flavored recordings in Asia, Europe and the U. S

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