Ted Coe, host of “The Freak Power Ticket,” writes, “Homecomings during the holiday season makes me think about the music of my parents’ generation, and of having discovered gems in their record collection, such as the soundtrack album from George Roy Hill’s 1969 anti-western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with music composed by Burt Bacharach.
Monday’s broadcast will open a multi-part retrospective on my program of the legendary Bacharach: with a selections of hits, album tracks, and singles, plus tributes, remixes, and covers by younger artists, who have been just as appreciative and inspired by his work from the Swingin’ Sixties, Seventies, and beyond, as I.Cameos in the Austin Powers films (and appearances by his music in other popular works) have created a revival of interest in Mr. Bacharach’s career. My own interest is piqued by his status as an alumnus of the Music Academy of the West in Montecito.
The majority of his songs were written in tandem with longtime collaborator/lyricist Hal David, but those do not exhaust his entire career output. Monday’s show will feature Bacharach’s music as performed by: chanteuses like Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, British Invasion figures such as The Beatles, The Troggs, and The Walker Brothers, plus Smith, Tim Curry, Ethyl Meatplow, Paul Weller, The Stranglers, Isaac Hayes, and The White Stripes.”
“The Freak Power Ticket” airs on Mondays in the fall from 11am-noon.