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Category: Dionne Warwick

“If You Never Say Goodbye”: Warner Brothers Drops the Ball

Dionne Warwicke’s first album for Warner Brothers in 1972, sadly, was her last with masterful songwriting duo, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, their partnership in the process of dissolution.  How perplexing that Warner Brothers would lure Dionne with a 5-million dollar contract (big money in 1971) but then only release

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’20 Solid Gold Hits’: 19 Studio Tracks + 1 Live One

I was about to write that the Crystal Corporation (based out of “Nashville-New York”) was a Ronco/K-Tel predecessor who put out a fairly decent repackaging of hits in 1969 entitled,  20 Solid Gold Hits: But then I noticed that the Peter Max-inspired album design was done by Ely Besalel –

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