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Hal David

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Born: 1921 Died: 2012

David was born in New York City, a son of Austrian Jewish immigrants Lina (nee Goldberg) and Gedalier David, who owned a delicatessen in Brooklyn, and younger brother of American lyricist and songwriter Mack David.He is credited with popular music lyrics, beginning in the 1940s with material written for bandleader Sammy Kaye and for Guy Lombardo. He worked with Morty Nevins of The Three Suns on four songs for the feature film Two Gals and a Guy (1951), starring Janis Paige and Robert Alda.

In 1957, David met composer Burt Bacharach at Famous Music in the Brill Building in New York. The two teamed up and wrote their first hit "The Story of My Life", recorded by Marty Robbins in 1957. Subsequently, in the 1960s and early 1970s Bacharach and David wrote some of the most enduring songs in American popular music, many for Dionne Warwick but also for The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Gene Pitney, Tom Jones, Jackie DeShannon and others.

Bacharach and David hits included "Alfie", "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", "This Guy's in Love with You", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "Do You Know the Way to San Jose", "Walk On By", "What the World Needs Now Is Love", "I Say a Little Prayer", "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me", "One Less Bell to Answer" and "Anyone Who Had a Heart".

The duo's film work includes the Oscar-nominated title songs for "What's New Pussycat?" and "Alfie", "The Look of Love", from Casino Royale; and the Oscar-winning Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In addition, "Don't Make Me Over", "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and "Walk On By" have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

David contributed lyrics to three James Bond film themes: in addition to "The Look of Love" from Casino Royale with Bacharach, he wrote "We Have All the Time in the World", with John Barry and sung by Louis Armstrong for the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and in 1979, "Moonraker", also with Barry, sung by Bond regular Shirley Bassey for the film of the same name.

David and Bacharach were awarded the 2011 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, bestowed by the Library of Congress, the first time a songwriting team was given the honor. David was recuperating from a recent illness and was unable to attend the Washington D.C. presentation ceremony in May 2012.

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Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David : Solo : 01 Songbook : Burt Bacharach and Hal David : 073999131123 : 0793598397 : 00313112

Burt Bacharach : The Songs of Bacharach & David

Review: 23 beloved songs by this talented team: Alfie - (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me - Anyone Who Had a Heart - (They Long to Be) Close to You - Do You Know the Way to San Jose - I Say a Little Prayer - I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Look of Love - Magic Moments - Make It Easy on Yourself - One Less Bell to Answer - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Trains and Boats and Planes - Walk On By - What the World Needs Now Is Love - more.

Songlist: Walk On By, Alfie, (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me, The Look Of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, The April Fools, (They Long To Be) Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Don't Make Me Over, A House Is Not A Home, I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, I Say A Little Prayer, I'll Never Fall In Love Again, Magic Moments, Make It Easy On Yourself, Message To Michael, One Less Bell To Answer, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, This Guy's In Love With You, Trains And Boats And Planes, What The World Needs Now, Wishin' And Hopin', Wives And Lovers (Hey, Little Girl)

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Burt Bacharach and Hal David : Gold Classics : Solo : 01 Songbook : Burt Bacharach and Hal David : 752187739661 : 0825633486 : 14005452

Burt Bacharach and Hal David : Gold Classics

Review: Celebrating 25 years of songwriting, this superb folio contains 17 titles which have become standards. Includes: Do You Know the Way to San Jose - I Say a Little Prayer - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - Walk on By - What the World Needs Now - and more.

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I Say a Little PrayerMichele WeirBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidI Say a Little PrayerSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
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I'll Never Fall In Love AgainEd LojeskiBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidI'll Never Fall In Love AgainSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
It Was Almost Like a Song Brian KayHal David / Archie JardanKing's SingersNew Day 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Knowing When to LeaveMac HuffBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidKnowing When to LeaveSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
That's What Friends Are ForGreg GilpinBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidThat's What Friends Are ForSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
That's What Friends Are ForGreg GilpinBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidThat's What Friends Are ForSheet Music (3-Part Mixed)MORE DETAILSYes
That's What Friends Are ForGreg GilpinBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidThat's What Friends Are ForSheet Music (2-Part)MORE DETAILSYes
That's What Friends Are ForAlan BillingsleyBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidThat's What Friends Are ForSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
The Look Of LoveBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidSteve Tyrell - Back to BacharachOriginal Keys For SingersSongbookMORE DETAILS 
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The Look Of LoveMac HuffBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidThe Look Of LoveSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
The Look Of LoveMac HuffBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidThe Look Of LoveSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
Walk on ByMark BrymerBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidWalk on BySheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
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Wishin' and Hopin'Mac HuffBurt Bacharach / Hal DavidWishin' and Hopin'Sheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes


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