Dee Dee Warwick

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul northern soul female vocalists 60s blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

1945, New Jersey, USA. Warwick has always sung in the shadow of her older sister, Dionne Warwick, but she has created a body of work that holds up well decades later. Her first record on the Jubilee label, ‘You’re No Good’, was superseded by the much superior production done in Chicago by Vee Jay Records on Betty Everett. In 1964 Warwick signed with Mercury Records’ Blue Rock subsidiary and, with production handled by Ed Townsend, recorded a spate of finely crafted songs, notably ‘We’re Doing Fine’ (number 28 R&B). After switching to the parent label in 1966 she reached the charts with ‘I Want To Be With You’ (number 9 R&B, number 41 pop), which was taken from the Broadway musical Golden Boy, and ‘I’m Gonna Make You Love Me’ (number 13 R&B, number 88 pop), which was remade the following year with much greater success in the pop market by Madeline Bell and much later by a united Supremes /...

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