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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:02 PM

Barbra singing 'Memories'

in honor of m Hamlisch

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Reply Barbra singing 'Memories' (Original post)
elleng Feb 2013 OP
Lint Head Feb 2013 #1
elleng Feb 2013 #2
siligut Feb 2013 #4
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #27
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #33
kwassa Feb 2013 #3
elleng Feb 2013 #5
Lint Head Feb 2013 #6
UTUSN Feb 2013 #7
Kennah Feb 2013 #9
UTUSN Feb 2013 #17
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #30
colorado_ufo Feb 2013 #31
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #38
HappyMe Feb 2013 #40
Kennah Feb 2013 #44
Kennah Feb 2013 #8
Silver Gaia Feb 2013 #36
BTennyson Feb 2013 #10
DonRedwood Feb 2013 #12
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #11
elleng Feb 2013 #13
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #15
elleng Feb 2013 #16
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #20
elleng Feb 2013 #21
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #24
elleng Feb 2013 #26
840high Feb 2013 #14
LuvLoogie Feb 2013 #18
Botany Feb 2013 #19
glinda Feb 2013 #22
kentuck Feb 2013 #23
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #25
xxqqqzme Feb 2013 #28
leftynyc Feb 2013 #39
Glamrock Feb 2013 #29
donheld Feb 2013 #32
elleng Feb 2013 #34
orleans Feb 2013 #35
kentuck Feb 2013 #42
donheld Feb 2013 #41
reformist2 Feb 2013 #37
Beaverhausen Feb 2013 #43

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:09 PM

1. Her voice is perfection!

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:09 PM

2. Yes, STILL!

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:14 PM

4. It was wonderful to see and hear her

I can't imagine anyone else singing Memories.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:36 AM

27. Her singing that song brought a tear to my eye. nm

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:28 AM

33. she sings fabulously for a 70-year-old female, but it wasn't quite perfection.

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:11 PM

3. She is 70!

God, am I old.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:14 PM

5. YOU???

WE, maybe, kwassa, but until my Dad passed on last April, I'd always say, NO, YOU're not old, DAD is! He was 98.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:16 PM

6. Age doesn't matter till you die.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:19 PM

7. Has the torch been passed from Barbra to Adele? A milestone.

I wondered how she would be presented/introduced. It was very smooth and moving as the tribute to HAMLISCH.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:29 PM

9. Adele is amazing, but watch this first.

Barbra at the Kennedy Center in 1975. She was 33 at the time. Particularly, watch 3:30 to 3:50. Video quality isn't HD, but the audio is amazing.


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Response to Kennah (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:54 PM

17. Thanks, but I'll just say that when Richard RODGERS said she was the ultimate, I felt validated.

What I found odd in a recent interview, besides that she GRANTED interviews, was that she made a point of saying she is older and has had a much longer career than Judy GARLAND, which sounded a little irritating.

My point about the "passing the torch" thing was not to say that Adele or whoever is better/whatever, just that (one of my mother's original? insights) "Everything passes from fashion, people too." I can't even imagine I'm saying this about STREISAND. The early stuff was the max for me, the French album next. I tuned out with the standard Broadway remakes and the zany comedies, and continued the tune-out in the '70s, sort of wondered (not too much) about Yentl. But always just the voice, the composure, always an event. A very personal event (to me, not to her). But you know, celebrity - she's had so much of it, when she goes yeah-yeah-I-know-you-adore-me, I'm a little lost sheep.

Bottom line: I forgot to mention I'm *old*.



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Response to Kennah (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:28 AM

30. Wow can she sing! Unreal!

 

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Response to Kennah (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:59 AM

31. I think she was better tonight - tonight, she touched my heart.

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:20 AM

38. In Adele's dreams. First she'd have to star on Broadway and in movies.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:08 AM

40. I agree.

Adele is nowhere near The Barbra.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #40)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:12 AM

44. Barbra is an almost EGOT--her Tony was non-competitive

It is amazing the stuff one finds on Wiki.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EGOT#Barbra_Streisand

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:21 PM

8. She's 70, I got chills and goosebumps hearing her sing, and I teared up a little.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:31 AM

36. Me, too. From the first note to leave her lips, I was in tears.

It caught me totally off-guard... didn't expect to cry. I think, for me, it was a combination of just hearing her voice, and really tuning in to the words of the song, which held a lot deeper meaning for me at my age then they did when I was younger.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:30 PM

10. She has

 

The perfect voice.

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Response to BTennyson (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:38 PM

12. welcome to du!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:37 PM

11. Memories are so sweet

thank you for reminding us, elleng!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:39 PM

13. YVW, she2.

I recall wearing out the tape! (Remember tapes???)

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Response to elleng (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:51 PM

15. I plead the 5th!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:52 PM

16. CHICKEN!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:19 AM

20. Okay okay...

I had a Shirley Temple Doll...she had a blue dress. I think that tells the story!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:20 AM

21. OK, you're off the hook, she2!

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Response to elleng (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:27 AM

24. Ha

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Good to hear! Thanks elleng.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:29 AM

26. GEE the kid's good!!!

THANKS!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:45 PM

14. Made me tear up.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:56 PM

18. I thought it was a little cheeseball.

A little loungey.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:08 AM

19. I never much cared for her but tonight all I could think was ....

.... she was the biggest star in the room. Class and style is what she bought
to the stage tonight.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:21 AM

22. She looked and sounded great.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:23 AM

23. Fantastic!

She brought Marvin Hamlisch back to life when she did his song, 'Memories"...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:29 AM

25. I halfway expected Redford to come walking out




... even though he doesn't like to do gigs like this.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:16 AM

28. But you saw Redford

in your mind's eye. I sure did. His image from The Way We Were and The Sting are what I see when I hear his name. Like Costner in Bull Durham & Field of Dreams, Cary Grant in North by Northwest. There are some images frozen for all time.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:52 AM

39. I did

In mind's eye - it was at the end when she brushed his hair out of his eyes.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:22 AM

29. The Jerk

"I just heard a song that reminded me of the way we were."

"What was it?"

"The way we were."

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:25 AM

32. Barbra was singing The Way We Were.

Not Memories. Memories is Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Response to donheld (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:34 AM

34. Nope.

Streisand added, “I’ll always have those wonderful, wonderful memories,” before launching into the Hamlisch-penned song “Memories” from the 1973 movie, The Way We Were.

http://kearth101.cbslocal.com/2013/02/24/barbra-streisand-honors-marvin-hamlisch-on-oscars/

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Response to elleng (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:47 AM

35. nope. the song is definitely called "the way we were" from the film of the same name

Shannon Carlin, Radio.com
is wrong (the person who wrote the column on the link you gave)

if you look up the song on wiki it shows a pic of the 45 with the song title
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_We_Were_(song)
(just the way i remember it on my turntable!)

"The Way We Were" is the title song to the 1973 movie The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. The song was written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman (lyrics) and Marvin Hamlisch (music) and performed by Streisand. It won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and also made AFI's list of Top 100 Songs from Film; it was ranked number eight.
"The Way We Were" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in 1974
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_We_Were_(song)

1973 Winner, Best Original Song – "The Way We Were" from The Way We Were
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Hamlisch

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Response to orleans (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:34 PM

42. I thought that was the same song?

memories of the way we were??

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Response to elleng (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:16 PM

41. Sorry EllenG the article got it wrong.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:10 AM

37. It struck me that she's part of the old guard now... my, my is time flying!


I can remember years ago when you'd see the old timers like Gregory Peck and Jimmy Stewart at the Oscars, only time you'd see them. Now it's Barbra and Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda that are in that role. You can't help but wonder about the passage of time, and what it all means.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:45 PM

43. Streisand didn't get to sing it at the oscars when it was nominsted

They had Peggy Lee sing it instead for some stupid reason. I was glad Barbra finally get her chance.

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