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God's Gift of Music: Dionne Warwick

As a boomer I grew up listening to Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach among others. Her voice was beguiling! Looking at her now at 81 reminds me of my mortality but it also reminds me of the time I grew up in and how unique many things were. Enjoy! - Andy

Video from Arturo Cayetano


"When she sings "My love is stronger than the universe" the world stops turning for a moment. :o A few weeks ago I heard a (recorded) live concert with Dionne on Radio, she was fabulous!" from video introduction


BIOGRAPHY OF DIONNE WARWICK

Scintillating, soothing and sensual best describe the familiar and legendary voice of five-time GRAMMY® Award winning music legend, DIONNE WARWICK, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates over 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. Over that time, she has earned 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.

She began singing professionally in 1961 after being discovered by a young songwriting team, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. She had her first hit in 1962 with “Don’t Make Me Over.” Less than a decade later, she had released more than 18 consecutive Top 100 singles, including her classic Bacharach/David recordings, “Walk on By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Message to Michael,” “Promises Promises,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “This Girl’s in Love With You,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Reach Out For Me,” and the theme from “Valley of the Dolls. ”Together, Warwick and her songwriting team of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, accumulated more than 30 hit singles, and close to 20 best-selling albums, during their first decade together..." from the article"


Dionne Warwick - Hits Medley (Live @ American Bandstand 33 13 Anniversary Special 1985)

Video from Justin Fung


"A rarely seen performance from the 85's era. Dionne did some of her greatest hits with Burt Bacharach such as Walk On By, This Girl's in Love with You, I'll Never Fall in Love Again. She managed to sing those songs using her balance mix voice like in the 60s. And it's possibly a time that "That's What Friends Are For" just came out." from video introduction


Dionne Warwick: For the Record - CBS Sunday Morning

Video from CBS Sunday Morning


"In a career spanning six decades Dionne Warwick has been a part of our lives. She still performs at 78, and has a new album coming out this year. Mo Rocca sits down with the singer famous for such classics as "Walk On By," "I'll Say a Little Prayer," "That's What Friends Are For," and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," a song she tells Rocca she hates." from video introduction




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