How we made Funkadelic’s One Nation Under a Groove

“I wanted the silky feel of the Dionne Warwick records with Burt Bacharach – a smooth groove, but funky.”

–George Clinton

How we made Funkadelic’s One Nation Under a Groove

We’d played a gig in Washington DC and afterwards two young girls, LaTanya and Darlene, came up to the car and told us it was was the best concert they’d ever seen. They said: “It was like one nation under a groove.” As soon as I heard that, I knew it had to become a song.

 

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Bacharach, Oswalt, 98 Degrees: Gallo Center’s upcoming season packed with star power

Bacharach, Oswalt, 98 Degrees: Gallo Center’s upcoming season packed with star power

When the Gallo Center for the Arts opened in 2007, it was with much fanfare, but also a sizable debt of $14 million. But that’s so $12 million ago. Today, about to close an 11th season that could notch another recording-breaking year in ticket sales, the downtown Modesto performing arts venue has slashed that debt to less than $2 million.

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Santino Fontana, John Cariani and more set for Promises, Promises in Concert

Santino Fontana, John Cariani, Donna Lynne Champlin, More Set for Promises, Promises in Concert | Playbill

Santino Fontana, John Cariani, Donna Lynne Champlin, More Set for Cabaret & Concert News Promises, Promises in Concert Jack Cummings III will direct the evening for the Transport Group. Transport Group has announced initial casting for Promises, Promises, the company’s second musical in this season’s Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series.

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New date in Italy added to summer tour

Burt and his band have added a second date in Italy this summer. In addition to the previously announced show in Rome on July 25, Burt will be performing at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi in Milan on July 23.

For the most up to date list of shows, visit the On Tour page.

? Burt Bacharach: nuova data il 23 luglio agli Arcimboldi di Milano

18 mag 2018 – Dopo il già annunciato appuntamento del prossimo 25 luglio al Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica, il pianista…

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90 Years: Burt Bacharach has postponed retirement life

90 år: Burt Bacharach har udskudt pensionistlivet

Burt Bacharach, der lørdag den 12. maj fylder 90 år, kunne hvile på sine laurbær, hvis han ville. I bevidstheden om at hans musik spilles verden over og sikkert bliver spillet mange år endnu. Han blev født i Kansas City tilbage i 1928, og han har dermed en alder, hvor alle kan forstå, hvis han vil slappe af.

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What the World Needs Now Is Love earns New York Book Show award

What the World Needs Now Is Love, illustrator Mary Kate McDevitt’s children’s book based on the song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, has been selected to receive an award in the Children’s Trade category at the 2018 New York Book Show. Organized by the Book Industry Guild of New York and now in its 32nd year, this year’s New York Book Show will take place at Battery Gardens on Oct.11, 2018. For more info, including ticket information, see the link below.

The Annual New York Book Show | BIGNY

Welcome to the website of the Annual New York Book Show, hosted by the Book Industry Guild of NY, celebrates the design and composition of the printed book!

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Two additional shows in California announced

Just received word that Burt will be performing at the Cerritos Center for Performing Art (above) in Cerritos, California, on Sept. 14, and at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California, on Sept. 22. Ticket links aren’t yet available. These dates are in addition to Burt’s previously announced performance at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on Sept. 29.

As always, for the latest list of upcoming concerts, please visit the On Tour page.

 

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Burt to perform benefit for University of South Carolina equestrian team

Famed music composer Burt Bacharach performing at S.C. Governor’s Mansion

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Governor’s Mansion will be getting a little groovy next week. Famed music composer Burt Bacharach will perform at the mansion next week in a fundraiser for the University of South Carolina equestrian team where his daughter was a rider.

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