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07 April 2008

Dionne Warwick - Got A Date

Dionne recorded this dance/pop gem for her How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye album in 1983. Producer Luther Vandross really took Dionne out of her MOR comfort zone on a couple of tracks on this LP and the results were spectacular. This is the 7" Version of Got A Date, which is a shorter edited version of the second single from the LP. While it flopped horribly one can't help but wonder what a whole album of this type of material would've been like. Sadly it's all been drippy duet albums and covers ever since. While How Many Times... is out of print you can get some of it on her 3CD Legends compilation which includes a good selection of her Arista Records material, which of course includes the classic Heartbreaker.

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Got A Date (7" Version)


Mike said...

I think you know how much I love Dionne and this is truly spectacular! I'd love to hear the whole album.

And LOL at that bottom picture! Dionne looks like ET's trannytastic grandma!

Jamie_movietrip said...

LOL what a perfect description, I shall post the full album, I think it's pretty good. I quite like her Granny pop.

Nasty G said...

Can't wait to hear it. And that pic!!! It is frightening and hilarious at the same time!!!!

shorewhorenj said...

Hi, would you please repost this mp3? Zshare has since removed it. I am eager to hear this edit version which has yet to receive digital release. Thanks!