Dionne Warwick

Genres: Action & Adventure Christian & Gospel Comedy Documentaries Funk Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals
Descriptive "tags": soul female vocalists 60s pop oldies easy listening Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Dionne Warwick & Hip Hop Nation Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne Dionne Warwick (with The Spinners)
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Biography

Marie Dionne Warrick, 12 December 1940, East Orange, New Jersey, USA. One of the truly sophisticated voices over the past five decades of soul influenced pop, Warwick first sang in Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church choir. She played piano with the Drinkard Singers, a gospel group her mother managed, and studied at Connecticut’s Hart School of Music. During the same period, Warwick also formed the Gospelaires with her sister, Dee Dee and aunt Cissy Houston. Increasingly employed as backing singers, the trio’s voices appeared on records by the Drifters and Garnet Mimms. Through such work Warwick came into contact with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Her first solo single, on Scepter Records, ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ (1963), was a fragile slice of ‘uptown R&B’ and set the tone for such classic collaborations as ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ and ‘Walk On By’. Bacharach’s sculpted, almost grandiose...

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