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Wives And Lovers

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Originally Performed by Jack Jones

"Wives and Lovers" is a 1963 song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It has been recorded by numerous male and female vocalists, instrumentalists and ensembles, most notably by Jack Jones in 1963. That recording earned the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male, and peaked at number fourteen on the Hot 100 and number nine on the Easy Listening chart.

"Wives and Lovers" is a song of advice to married women, to stay attractive and attentive to their husbands ("wives should always be lovers, too") to avoid their husbands straying with "girls at the office". The song originated when Bacharach and David were asked to write a song with the title "Wives and Lovers", on the theme of marital infidelity, as a promotional tie-in for the 1963 film Wives and Lovers. The song did not appear in the film but was intended simply to promote the film; which made it what was known at the time as an "exploitation song". Similarly, the song "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," which Bacharach and David wrote in 1962, promoted, but was not featured in, the film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

    Release Date: 1963

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Pro Vocal : At The Lounge - Men's Edition : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088267193 : 1423460510 : 00740402

Pro Vocal : At The Lounge - Men's Edition    Out of Print

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. This volume includes 8 favorites.

Songlist: Call Me Irresponsible, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Dream Lover, For Once in My Life, Hello, Dolly!, More, Wives And Lovers, You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

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Voicing: Solo | 6007b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords

King's Singers : Original Debut Recording (Cherry Ripe) : 1 CD : chan 6562

King's Singers : Original Debut Recording (Cherry Ripe)

The prototype for what has developed into a twenty-five year career that continues to grow in popularity, this initial 1971 recording hints at the dominion the King's Singers have over an astonishing variety of material. Four tracks are a cappella, the rest accompanied by the Gordon Langford Trio (Langford also arranged five of the songs). Traditionals, such as "Shenandoah, "Cherry Ripe" and "Scarborough Fair" are side-by-side with Gershwin's "Summertime" and Bacharach's "Wives and Lovers." Stylistically, the King's Singers combine formal classical knowledge with the immaculate blend of a barbershop chorus and the personality of English music hall performers appearing on the "Old Grey Whistle Test." No wonder they've stood the test of time!

Songlist: The Peanut Vendor, Shenandoah, Cherry Ripe, Summertime, Time Was, Scarborough Fair, None But The Lonely Heart, Linstead Market, The Oak And The Ash, Wives And Lovers, Blow Away The Morning Dew, The Green Leaves Of Summer, What Kind Of Things

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Performed by King's Singers | 6115c | 1 CD | $15.98

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