Burt Bacharach: Dionne Warwick
Episode date - June 28, 2013
This show takes a closer look at the somewhat symbiotic relationship that existed between Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick(e) (she added the ‘e’ to her surname in the midst of her career).
The public rarely knew much about songwriters, and usually paid their attention to the song’s performers. In this way, Dionne became the voice and even the face for Burt Bacharach/Hal David compositions. Her voice was pliable and pleasant, and her musical knowledge helped her to map her way through some of the stranger meters and melodic leaps of Bacharach’s tunes.
Unfortunately for Warwick, Bacharach himself had become something of a celebrity, and virtually every single released with her name on it was re-recorded by someone else, and she would often find her version competing for attention in the public marketplace. With this show, we cover myriad versions of Bacharach’s songs, and the myriad ways that multiple versions came into existence.
1) Walk on By – Isaac Hayes
2) Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Dionne Warwick
3) Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Dusty Springfield
4) A House Is Not a Home – Dionne Warwick
5) A House Is Not a Home – Brook Benton
6) Always Something There to Remind Me – Dionne Warwick
7) Always Something There to Remind Me – Sandie Shaw
8) Message to Michael – Dionne Warwick
9) Message to Martha- Adam Faith
10) Trains and Boats and Planes – Burt Bacharach
11) Trains and Boats and Planes- Dionne Warwick