Yes, I’m still alive. The problem is finding good music that is coming out now. It is few and far between at best. So I looked at new releases from older artists. And I found one that totally left my memory. The title of Dionne’s new release is “Close To You”. And if you listen to this release, you would realize why she is the queen of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David library.
Ok, now I know what you are going to say. Who is Burt Bacharach and Hal David. They were a song writing duo that wrote a whole lot of song between the 60’s and 80’s. They were one of the main pop song writers of their time. And most of the song that hit the Billboard charts were performed by Dionne Warwick. She had the voice that was so recognizable. She was no Diva, she was a class act.
This compilation has almost every Bacharach/David song every written or recorded during that time frame. Everything from Alfie to Anyone Who Had A Heart to Do You Know The Way To San Jose. It also has her hit with The Spinners, and my favorite, Then Came You. There is also a couple of songs made famous by The Carpenters, the title track and We’ve Only Just Begun. Then she does some real classics like Summertime and Baubles, Bangles and Beads.
If you are old enough to remember Dionne, then this is the collection for you. And if you are young enough to ask Who? then check this out. This is real singing.