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As a teenager Dionne Warwick formed a singing group with her sister Dee Dee and her aunt Cissy Houston (the late mother of Whitney Houston) called ‘The Gospelaires’ . They recorded backing vocals for the likes of Ben E. King and The Drifters and are said to be on Ben E. King’s “Spannish Harlem” and “Stand By Me”.
Her first single ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ reached the Top Five of the R&B charts and top twenty in the pop charts. A string of classics followed, ‘Walk On By, ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ and the legendary ‘Do You Know the Way to San Jose’ which won her a Grammy. She had her first platinum selling number one album with “Dionne” and to date has had 8 number one records and 5 Grammy awards. She is an indomitable force in music, a living legend.
This CD brings together two of her Arista albums, How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye and Friends In Love.How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye produced by Luther Vandross contains some phenomenal performances.. The title track features a duet with Vandross, with string and horn arrangement by Jimmy Webb. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” features The Shirelles and other artists on the album include Peter Frampton and Cissy Houston.Friends In Love features many fabulous musicians including; Stevie Wonder, Johnny Mathis and Steve Gadd
2 original albums on one CDInformative new liner notes Independent press and radio promotion
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