Friday, February 24, 2012

Dionne Warwick

Released in 1969, this was Ms. Warwick's first departure from working with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Meant to highlight the singer as an R&B singer instead of the soft pop she had become famous for when working with Bacharach (and perhaps tying her back to her "black" roots) this is a cover of a lot of "pop-y" R&B-y standards made famous by the likes of the Everly Brothers, the Rascals and the Beatles.

Not making too much of a break from her musical traditions, however, make the arrangement and production on this record pretty soft around the edges.

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