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Presenting Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick was working as a background singer on The Drifters' “Mexican Divorce” in 1961 when she first met songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David; it was the seed of a collaboration that would launch all three to pop immortality. Cut for Scepter Records, PRESENTING DIONNE WARWICK was Dionne's debut album and was produced by Bacharach and David, who penned all but 3 of the dozen tracks. Among the classics included on the 1963 collection are “Make It Easy on Yourself,” “Wishin' and Hopin'” (a future hit for Dusty Springfield) and “Don't Make Me Over,” which became Warwick's first single to reach the Billboard chart. With its tasteful arrangements and inviting vocals, PRESENTING DIONNE WARWICK got the legendary performer off to a terrific start.