Album of the Day
Make Way for Dionne Warwick
The three confident poses on the cover of MAKE WAY FOR DIONNE WARWICK show a performer ready for stardom, and this set put Dionne on the pop album chart for the first time. The 1964 Scepter collection (her third) was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and the team supply all but three of the dozen songs here. “You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart),” “Reach Out for Me” and the iconic “Walk On By” were all successful singles for Warwick, and if her versions of “Wishin' and Hopin'” and “(They Long to Be) Close to You” are less famous than those by Dusty Springfield and The Carpenters, they're still beautifully sung and arranged. Today we'll give MAKE WAY FOR DIONNE WARWICK another spin to wish the legendary vocalist a happy birthday.