Dee Dee Warwick (2CD Set)

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DEE DEE WARWiCK: The Complete Atco Recordings (2-CD Set)

  • The Younger Sister of Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick Enjoyed a Sterling Career in Her Own Right as a Lead and Back-Up Soul Singer 
  • Dionne Herself Called Dee Dee “The Singer in the Family!” 

  • The Complete Atco Recordings Includes 35 Tracks on Two Compact Discs 

  • Features a Full Dozen Unreleased Recordings 

  • Includes the Hits “She Didn’t Know (She Kept On Talking),” “Cold Night in Georgia” and “Suspicious Minds” 

  • Notes by SoulMusic Records Founder David Nathan 

  • Vintage Photos 

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

It’s not easy being a singer and the younger sister of music legend Dionne Warwick, but Dee Dee Warwick contributed a rich body of soulful recordings from the early ‘60s all the way into the mid-‘80s. While she didn’t attain the same international recognition afforded her sibling, the two-time Grammy-nominated Warwick more than earned her place in the soul music pantheon.  Indeed, as Dionne herself put it succinctly in a note for a 1996 compilation of some of Dee Dee’s Atco work, “Dee Dee is the singer in the family…”

Sharing the same gospel background as her sister and other members of her family (the renowned Drinkard Singers whose line-up included famed aunt, Emily “Cissy” Houston), Dee Dee’s career in secular music began in 1961 when she and Dionne (as part of The Gospelaires, a group they had formed as teenagers) were invited to sing backgrounds for a recording by saxophonist Sam “The Man” Taylor.  Dee Dee became a consistent and well-known New York session singer during the early ‘60s, and could be heard on recordings by Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin (at Columbia Records at the time), Nina Simone and a bevvy of soul stars including Garnet Mimms, Maxine Brown, Chuck Jackson, Esther Phillips, The Drifters, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke and her sister’s hits for Scepter Records among others.

Dee Dee’s solo career began in 1963 with the original version of the now-classic “You’re No Good”; in 1965, she signed with Blue Rock Records, a division of Mercury Records before switching to the main Mercury label. Over the next five years, she cut two albums and released over a dozen singles including the 1966 Top 10 R&B and Top 50 pop hit, “I Want to Be with You,” the original of “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” (covered by The Supremes & The Temptations) and the Grammy-nominated “Foolish Fool,” a 1969 Top 20 R&B and Top 60 pop hit.

 In 1970, Dee Dee signed with Atco Records; during her two years with the label, she recorded prolifically, cutting a total of 35 tracks, all of which are included in this two-disc 2014 Real Gone Music/SoulMusic Records anthology, The Complete Atco Recordings.  This unprecedented collection features her entire 1970 Atco album Turning Around (with the Grammy-nominated Top 10 R&B hit “She Didn’t Know (She Kept On Talking)”); three non-album singles (both “A” and “B” sides); eight tracks previously released on various compilations; and a treasure trove of twelve previously unissued tracks from Atlantic’s vaults, all remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision. The photo-festooned liner notes by reissue producer David Nathan include quotes from Dee Dee, who passed away in October 2008, leaving behind a great legacy of some of the best soul music ever recorded. 

DISC 1

1.   WHAT MANNER OF MAN  (Previously Unreleased)

2.   YOU TORE MY WALL DOWN (Previously Unreleased)

3.   ONLY THE ONE YOU LOVE

4.   THE WAY WE USED TO DO

5.   SHE DIDN'T KNOW (SHE KEPT ON TALKING)

6.   MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY

7.   MAKE LOVE TO ME

8.   I AIN'T GOT TO LOVE NOBODY ELSE

9.   WHO WILL THE NEXT FOOL BE

10. I'M ONLY HUMAN

11. DOWN SO LOW

12. IF THIS WAS THE LAST SONG

13. A GIRL WHO'LL SATSIFY HER MAN

14. I'M GLAD I'M A WOMAN

15. NOW THAT THERE'S YOU (Previously Unreleased)

16. SEARCHIN'

17. CAN'T WE BEGIN AGAIN (Previously Unreleased)

DISC 2

1.   COLD NIGHT IN GEORGIA

2.   I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I SEE MY BABY'S FACE

3.   LOVE I FOUND (IN YOU)

4.   RESCUE ME

5.   POOKY (Previously Unreleased)

6.   SUSPICIOUS MINDS

7.   MAKE IT WITH YOU (Previously Unreleased)

8.   TURN AROUND AND LOVE YOU

9.   SWEET DREAMS (Previously Unreleased)

10. CAN'T IT WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW (Previously Unreleased)

11. EVERYBODY'S GOT TO BELIEVE IN SOMEBODY

12. IN THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE (Previously Unreleased)

13. SIGNED DEDE

14. SWEET DREAMS (ALTERNATE TAKE) (Previously Unreleased)

15. THE WAY WE USED TO DO (ALTERNATE TAKE) (Previously Unreleased)

16. TAKE YOUR TIME AND LOVE ME

17. BEAUTY, DUTY, CHARM AND SEX (Previously Unreleased)

18. WORLDS APART

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