Thursday, July 05, 2018

Hey Mack

A lot of us are taking it easy on this day after July 4th.  So let's celebrate the birthday of Mack David, born 106 years ago today.  His younger brother, Hal, was probably better known as the guy who wrote the words to all those Burt Bacharach hits.  But Mack himself was an estimable lyricist who'd occasionally also compose the tune.  And he wrote a few songs with Burt as well.

(You might notice "Hello, Dolly!" bears some resemblance to the first tune. In fact, there was a lawsuit with a settlement.)


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