Walk On By: 69 selected recordings, arranged by genre

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Walk On By (m. Burt Bacharach, w. Hal David)

From Wikipedia:

The original version of “Walk On By” was recorded at the same December 1963 session that yielded [Dionne Warwick’s] hit “Anyone Who Had a Heart.” “Walk On By” was the follow-up to that single, released in April 1964 and reaching #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Cashbox’s R&B chart.[1]


Dionne Warwick — issued in April 1964 on the single Scepter 1274 (also S-1274), b/w “Any Old Time of Day” (Burt Bacharach & Hal David) — each side produced by Burt Bacharach & Hal David and arranged by Burt Bacharach

(below) music video from French TV, taped on the roof of la Maison de la Radio à Paris; originally broadcast on 12 October 1964

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Soul interpretations

Aretha Franklin — from her 1964 LP Runnin’ Out of Fools, Columbia CL 2281 (Mono), Columbia CS 9081 (Stereo), released on 16 November 1964

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Lou Johnson — issued in August 1967 on the single Big Top 104, b/w “Little Girl” (Allen Toussaint)

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Isaac Hayes

12 minute version from the album Hot Buttured Soul, Enterprise Records ENS-1001, released in September 1969

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Preceding the LP by a couple of months, a 4:20 edit was issued in July 1969 on the single Enterprise Records ENA-9003, as the B-side of a similarly shortened edit of “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Each side of the single became a top 40 hit on both the Hot 100 and R&B charts, with “Walk On By” peaking at #13 on the R&B chart the week of 25 October 1969. About another minute was lopped off for the following television lip-sync performance.

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Rhetta Hughes — from her 1969 album Re-Light My Fire, Tetragrammaton Records ‎ T-111 — arranged by Mike Terry

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The Dells — from the 1972 LP The Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke’s Greatest Hits, Cadet Records CA 50017

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1973 Law of the Land-Undisputed Truth, Gordy G 963L (LP)-1-d45

The Undisputed Truth — from their 1973 LP Law of the Land, Gordy G 963L

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Laura Nyro — from the posthumous album Angel in the Dark, recorded in 1994-1995 and released in 2001

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Isaac Hayes — Live at the 2005 Montreux Jazz Festival, 2 July 2005

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Yazmin Soul — evidently incomplete, published at YouTube on 21 May 2014; an alternate version at SoundCloud has a longer introduction, but it’s incomplete and shorter than this one.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sem
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 20:23:18

    You missed the Stranglers version! It’s not bad.

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