Today is Dionne Warwick's birthday. Dionne has been in my life since I was a little girl watching the first season of Solid Gold. Later on I would find out that she was much more than a glitzy host of a weird Top 40 count down show. She was indeed much MUCH more than that.
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!
DJ Action Slacks
I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!