R'n'B godfather Ronald Isley is recording an album of Burt Bacharach and HAL DAVID standards.

Bacharach will actually produce and arrange the album, which will feature hits like Alfie and RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD.

Isley arrived at the concept album after realising all the songs he sang in the shower were Bacharach and David classics.

He says, "They're the type of songs I walk around the house singing. I think I'm more familiar with Burt's work than he is."

Bacharach, who is also working on an upcoming project with rapper Dr Dre, says, "Ronald is a brilliant, brilliant singer."

18/07/2003 01:57