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Re: Actors

Postby Rorschach » 20 May 2024, 21:36

Limpin' Jez McKenzie wrote:
I think you should be just doing actors as performers.


I don't think there are enough of them that I like. I've only got 24 at the moment and if I just go with performers it'll be too short.

I'll have a listen to LMG's suggestions tomorrow so it may go up to 26!

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Re: Actors

Postby Limpin' Jez McKenzie » 20 May 2024, 22:01

Warren Beatty sings on one of the tracks on Madonna's excellent I'm Breathless lp (I think it is called Now I'm following you)
A bunch of actors, but especially Brian Blessed, crop up on Flash by Queen, but they aren't singing.
Laurence Olivier is the narrator on Paul Hardcastle's Just for the money, about the Great Train Robbery.
Richard Burton does the business on Jeff Wayne's War of the worlds.
Alan Rickman is the mc on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells II.
Hugh Laurie has recorded a couple of blues albums.
Of course Nick Berry had a huge UK number 1 with Every loser wins, but I guess he is in the Robson & Jerome category.
James Corden duets with Kylie singing Only You on her Christmas abum - this is pretty good actually.
Rik, Viv, Nigel and Chris all joined Cliff on a cover of Livin' Doll.
Dennis Waterman sang a few tunes but his best is probably his version of With a little bit of luck from My fair lady.
Jonathan Price has done several musicals, notably creating the role of the Engineer in Miss Saigon.
Michael Crawford has sung loads of stuff but his best work was in Barnum.
Is the guy from Wolverine an actor or a singer?
Yul Brynner in the King and I, of course.
Sophia Loren sings the boom biddi boom bit on Goodness gracious me with Sellers.
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Re: Actors

Postby mudshark » 21 May 2024, 00:55

Has Captain Kirk been mentioned?
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Re: Actors

Postby Rorschach » 22 May 2024, 11:48

mudshark wrote:Has Captain Kirk been mentioned?


Yes. Happily no-one has suggested Leonard Nimoy:

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Re: Actors

Postby naughty boy » 22 May 2024, 12:55

Limpin' Jez McKenzie wrote:Madonna's excellent I'm Breathless lp

James Corden duets with Kylie singing Only You on her Christmas abum - this is pretty good actually.



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Re: Actors

Postby Rorschach » 23 May 2024, 11:43

LMG wrote:Peter Hammill wrote several songs about actors.

One of the best is 'Caught In The Mousetrap', which details the thoughts of an actor playing in the long-running Agatha Christie play.



Nice.


Curry ...

Very much of its time, but worth a listen.


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Re: Actors

Postby Rorschach » 23 May 2024, 11:48

Limpin' Jez McKenzie wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
I've got Alcohol, Ambient, America and Animals to do before I start on 'B'


America? Surely state by state.


Quite possibly. Such a huge subject in pop music that there are many possible approaches but that's a good one.
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Re: Actors

Postby Rorschach » 23 May 2024, 11:49

Nervous Ned wrote:David McCallum had an instrumental track on the Baby Driver soundtrack that was rather good. Think he did a few well received albums back in the day.


I've found these and some of it's not bad!
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Re: Actors

Postby C » 23 May 2024, 12:14

William Shatner - Rocket Man (1978)






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Re: Actors

Postby Rorschach » 23 May 2024, 15:46

C wrote:William Shatner - Rocket Man (1978)
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I find it amusing for half a minute but then it loses me. I've never got its appeal.
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Re: Actors

Postby Jimbly » 23 May 2024, 16:41

Audrey Hepburn - Moon River
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