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Dionne Warwick

Although late 1960s Black pop was dominated by wailers like Queen Aretha and twisted sista Tina Turner, I was a bigger fan of the more reserved songs by The 5th Dimension, featuring the aural wonderfulness of Marilyn McCoo, and Dionne Warwick. Though their vocals were lighter by comparison, I’d argue against anyone who denies their soulfulness. In reality, soul music isn’t just about how high your singing can soar, but the way your voice makes people feel. https://oldster.substack....-of-dionne
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Reply #1 posted 10/06/21 12:52pm

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Great article! I follow the author on twitter, and love his insight on most things as well as learn from him about fiction books. This new article is another great addition. I can’t wait till her documentary releases.
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Reply #2 posted 10/06/21 1:31pm

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I could never get into Dionne's 60's material no matter how hard I tried.

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Reply #3 posted 10/06/21 1:57pm

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Dionne is one of the greatest vocalists ever.I remember in the early 70s,my mother had one of her albums.It features a lovely remake of the Beatles' "Yesterday".Her entire 1979 'Dionne' album is another favorite.She had great songs in the 60s,70s and 80s...over three decades! Back then,artists had real careers that lasted a long time.These days,you don't really see that as much.

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Reply #4 posted 10/06/21 2:16pm

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kitbradley said:

I could never get into Dionne's 60's material no matter how hard I tried.



The stuff written by Bacharach and David is some of the most beautiful pop music of all time
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Reply #5 posted 10/06/21 2:58pm

SoulAlive

jjhunsecker said:

kitbradley said:

I could never get into Dionne's 60's material no matter how hard I tried.



The stuff written by Bacharach and David is some of the most beautiful pop music of all time


I agree.”Walk On By” is a favorite of mine.
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Reply #6 posted 10/06/21 3:22pm

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That reminds me I've got a couple of used Dionne LPs I need to check out...

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Reply #7 posted 10/09/21 6:49pm

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I dig her Arista stuff. Arista were often soft or "adult contemporary", but was a good fit for her.

"Heartbreaker" is a heartmelter. What a tune.

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Reply #8 posted 10/11/21 11:32am

SoulAlive

“Deja Vu” is one of her finest songs.Isaac Hayes composed the music and it is heavenly music
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Reply #9 posted 10/11/21 11:45am

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jjhunsecker said:

kitbradley said:

I could never get into Dionne's 60's material no matter how hard I tried.



The stuff written by Bacharach and David is some of the most beautiful pop music of all time

It is, but I recently discovered an oldies channel on tv and saw Dionne doing I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself and I just didn't like that wall of sound at all. I much prefer the version by Isaac Hayes. Much slower, more relaxed, more soulful. But still, yes, Bacharach & Davis were a great songwriting team, no argument there.
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Reply #10 posted 10/11/21 2:20pm

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SoulAlive said:

“Deja Vu” is one of her finest songs.Isaac Hayes composed the music and it is heavenly music

Barry Manilow produced the album that was on.

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Reply #11 posted 10/11/21 6:04pm

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purplethunder3121 said:



SoulAlive said:


“Deja Vu” is one of her finest songs.Isaac Hayes composed the music and it is heavenly music

Barry Manilow produced the album that was on.



and that is her best album,imo.One great tune after another.There’s even a disco song on that album (“Out Of My Hands”) and it’s fantastic! biggrin
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Reply #12 posted 10/11/21 7:32pm

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SoulAlive said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Barry Manilow produced the album that was on.

and that is her best album,imo.One great tune after another.There’s even a disco song on that album (“Out Of My Hands”) and it’s fantastic! biggrin

Looks like the the one I got in a mixed lot of vinyl records I bought recently. wink

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Reply #13 posted 10/12/21 12:26pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

SoulAlive said:

purplethunder3121 said: and that is her best album,imo.One great tune after another.There’s even a disco song on that album (“Out Of My Hands”) and it’s fantastic! biggrin

Looks like the the one I got in a mixed lot of vinyl records I bought recently. wink

play it! That album is so good smile

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Reply #14 posted 10/13/21 1:32pm

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thesexofit said:

"Heartbreaker" is a heartmelter. What a tune.

Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker - YouTube

Dionne working with producer Barry Gibb was an excellent pairing.This song is great! music

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Reply #15 posted 10/14/21 9:25am

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My bf is a big fan of hers and opened my ears to many songs she was the originator of that others have covered and turned into their own hits even like So Amazing by Luth Vandross (who also wrote it), "Walk On By" and "Say A Little Prayer"

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Reply #16 posted 10/14/21 9:31am

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paisleypark4 said:

My bf is a big fan of hers and opened my ears to many songs she was the originator of that others have covered and turned into their own hits even like So Amazing by Luth Vandross (who also wrote it), "Walk On By" and "Say A Little Prayer"

I never know, is that you and your bf in your profile pic?

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Reply #17 posted 10/14/21 9:41am

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Bacharach is a bad mofo.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #18 posted 10/15/21 6:55am

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nextedition said:

paisleypark4 said:

My bf is a big fan of hers and opened my ears to many songs she was the originator of that others have covered and turned into their own hits even like So Amazing by Luth Vandross (who also wrote it), "Walk On By" and "Say A Little Prayer"

I never know, is that you and your bf in your profile pic?

Oh no just a friend of mine from away back. I need to update my avatar.

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Reply #19 posted 10/16/21 12:26pm

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SoulAlive said:

“Deja Vu” is one of her finest songs.Isaac Hayes composed the music and it is heavenly music

That's definitely a good one. Not only a lovely pop classic, but one of the great Quiet Storm slow jams of the ages cool

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Reply #20 posted 10/16/21 2:09pm

SoulAlive

Ottensen said:

SoulAlive said:

“Deja Vu” is one of her finest songs.Isaac Hayes composed the music and it is heavenly music

That's definitely a good one. Not only a lovely pop classic, but one of the great Quiet Storm slow jams of the ages cool

indeed

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Reply #21 posted 10/16/21 9:42pm

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SoulAlive said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Looks like the the one I got in a mixed lot of vinyl records I bought recently. wink

play it! That album is so good smile

Finally wiped it off and put it on the turntable... Was hesitant because it looks like it has a lot of scratches and marks...but so far it sounds terrific. Of course, I have to give credit to my stellar 40 year old Technics SL-23 turntable for that! wink

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Omigosh, I forgot that Deja Vue was my love jam with my partner at the time... Thanks for bringing the memories back! A great album indeed! music

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Well, the second side is really scratched--still a great album. And I have no idea why this is in bold. razz lol

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