Dionne Warwick was the embodiment of sophisticated 1960s soulful pop. I would call her the queen of that genre. I think most everybody else would agree. In addition, she is the best thing to ever happen to Burt Bacharach AND Celebrity Apprentice.
She's also been along with me on my party DJ ride from the very beginning. It was one of those perfect moments I'll never forget. A room full of people singing along with a song they'd never heard before. One of them was a friend who has since past away, but that moment is forever burned into my brain- Keyan overcome by musical ecstasy (and perhaps more than that) in the midst of this record. That's what hooked me on DJing live.
This song was originally a hit for big-voiced soul forefather Roy Hamilton in 1961. It made it to 75 on Billboard's Hot 100 for Dionne in 1965, but this whipped-up rendition is Dionne's #1 record in my heart. THE DRUMS! So good! Enjoy!