Monday, June 01, 2015

Dionne Warwick - Voice Your Choice

Dionne Warwick was born Marie Dionne Warwick on December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey. Singing in her church choir since she was a little girl of six, she eventually formed the Gospelaires with her sister Dee Dee Warwick and their aunt Cissy Houston.

Prior to her own recording career, she sang backup vocals in New York studios in the late 1950s; eventually becoming the main "voice" for Hal David and Burt Bacharach songs they composed. From late 1962 to 1998, she appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 charts a total of 56 times. During this period she scored 10 Top Ten hits, including 4 Gold Records.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Dionne Warwick with two of her many hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Do You Know The Way To San Jose or Walk on By. I'll play the winner during the 3rd hour of next week's show.