My Friends & Me is a studio album by American soul singer Dionne Warwick, released in the United States on November 7, 2006 by Concord Records. It is a collection of duets with other artists on re-recordings of past songs by Warwick.
* Dionne Warwick – liner notes, executive producer
* Grecco Buratto – guitar
* John Burk – producer, executive producer
* Ariel Chobaz – mixing
* Damon Elliott – drums, keyboards, producer, programming, engineer, executive producer
* Brian "Big Bass" Gardener – mastering
* Teddy Harmon – bass, keyboards, producer, programming
* Jaysen Joshua – assistant engineer
* Ari Levine – assistant engineer
* Len Peltier – package design
* Dave Pensado – mixing
* David Vance – photography
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Marie Dionne Warwick (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer and actress who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
Best known for her partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era (1955 - 1999), based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. According to Billboard Magazine, Warwick ranks second only to Aretha Franklin as the most charted female vocalist with 56 singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998.
Early life and career
Warwick was born Marie Dionne Warrick to parents Mancel Warrick (1921–1987), who began his career as a Pullman porter and subsequently became a chef, a gospel record promoter for Chess Records and later a Certified Public Accountant; and Lee Drinkard Warrick (1921–2005), manager of The Drinkard Singers, the renowned family gospel group and RCA recording artists, in East Orange, New Jersey. Warwick had a sister Delia "Dee Dee" and a brother, Mancel Jr., who was killed in an accident in 1968 at the age of 21. She has African American, Native American and Dutch ancestry.
Dionne's career as a singer was almost inevitable considering her family background. Dionne's mother, aunts and uncles were members of a renowned gospel group known as the Drinkard Singers that frequently performed throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Drinkard family originated in Blakley, Georgia and migrated to Newark, New Jersey in the late 20's. The family was composed of Nitcholas "Nitch" Drinkard, and Delia Drinkard, Warwick's grandparents, and their children: William, Lee (Warwick's mother), Marie "Rebbie" (Warwick's namesake), Hansom, Anne, Larry, Nicky, and Emily "Cissy" (who is the mother of Warwick's cousin, Whitney Houston). Dionne's paternal grandfather Elzae Warrick was the preacher at St. Luke's AME, the church attended by the Drinkard family. Lee Drinkard and the preacher's son, Mancel, were later married, and Dionne became the Drinkard family's first grandchild on December 12, 1940. The original Drinkard Singers (known as the Drinkard Jubilairs) consisted of Cissy, Anne, Larry, and Nicky. Marie instructed the group and they were managed by Lee. As they became more successful, Lee and Marie also began performing with the group, and they were augmented by Judy Guoins, later known as pop/R&B singer Judy Clay, whom Lee had unofficially adopted. The Drinkards became so well known that even Elvis Presley expressed an interest in having them join his touring entourage. Dionne began singing gospel as a child at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. http New Jersey Womans History
Dionne Warwick's U.S. Charted Singles with peak Billboard magazine chart positions
(*During 1964 Billboard's Top 100 and R & B Charts were combined)
Awards and honors
* NARAS Grammy Award 1968: "Best Contemporary Female Solo Vocal Performance" for the single, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?."
* NARAS Grammy Award 1970: "Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female" for the album, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again".
* NARAS Grammy Award 1979: "Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female" for the single, "Déjà Vu."
* NARAS Grammy Award 1979: "Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female" for the single, "I'll Never Love This Way Again."
* NARAS Grammy Award 1986: "Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal" for the single, "That's What Friends Are For."
* NARAS Grammy Hall of Fame-Don't Make Me Over
* NARAS Grammy Hall of Fame-Walk on By.
* NARAS Grammy Hall of Fame-Alfie.
* NARAS Grammy Nominations for: Walk On By-1964; Alfie-1967; I Say A Little Prayer-1967; This Girl's In Love With You-1969; Then Came You-1974; That's What Friends Are For (Record of the Year)-1986; Friends (Album)-1986.
* RIAA Songs of the Century-Walk On By-1964 (Awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America)
* RIAA Songs of the Century-That's What Friends Are For-1985 (Awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America)
* Woman of the Year-1969 Harvard Hasty Pudding Society
* Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Nominee-Slaves-1969
* Cash Box Magazine-#1 Female Vocalist-1964
* Cash Box Magazine-#1 R & B Female Vocalist; #2 Pop-1966
* Cash Box Magazine-#2 R & B;# 2 Pop-1967
* Cash Box Magazine-#2 R & B;# 2 Pop-1968
* Cash Box Magazine-#1 Female Vocalist (Albums and Singles)-1969
* Cash Box Magazine-#1 Female Vocalist (Albums and Singles)-1970
* Cash Box Magazine-#1 Female Vocalist (Albums and Singles)-1971
* Cash Box Magasine-Radio's Most Programmed Female Vocalist-1969, 1970, 1971
* NARM (National Association of Record Mercandisers) #1 Popular Vocalist-Female 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970,1971.
* Playboy Magazine Music Poll-Top Female Vocalist-1971;Playboy's All-Star Band for 1971-Female Vocals
* National Association of Television and Radio Announcers-#1 R & B Vocalist-1971
* Memphis Music Awards-Outstanding Female Vocalist-1971
* The first People's Choice for Favorite Female Singer (1975)-Televised as a special on CBS as "The People's Choice." The CBS special became the basis for "The People's Choice Awards" and was first broadcast on CBS in the fall of 1975 under that title.
* WINNER-1980 Tokyo Intl POP Music Festival for her performance of "FEELING OLD FEELINGS" from her Arista debut album "DIONNE" produced by Barry Manilow. The song was awarded Song of the Year...the equivalent of the Japanese Grammy.
* Mayors Award and Key to the City-San Jose, California-1968
* NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year-1986
* American Music Awards-Special Recognition- "That's What Friends Are For"-1987
* Billboard Music Awards-# 1 Single of the Year-"That's What Friends Are For"-1987
* ACE Award Nominee for "Sisters in the Name of Love"-Dionne Warwick (HBO-1987)
* United States Ambassador of Health-Appointed by Ronald Reagan-1987
* ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award-1998
* National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame-Hitmaker Award-2001
* ASCAP Heroes Award-2002
* United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-appointed 2002
* Women's World Award-Lifetime Achievement Award-2003
* Rhythm & Blues Foundation-Lifetime Achievement Award-2003
* American Society of Young Musicians-Luminary Award-1997
* National Music Foundation-Cultural Impact Award-1998
* NABFEME Shero Award (The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment)-2006
* The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival-Lifetime Career Achievement Award-2006
* Miami Dade Life Time Achievement Award-2007 and Dionne Warwick Day-May 25
* Kleenex American Hero Award-1987
* Starlight Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award
* Bella Rackoff Women in Film Humanitarian Award
* Trumpet Awards-Living Legend Award-2007
* Lincoln Elementary School in East Orange, NJ, honored her by renaming it to the Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship
* 2005: Prime Concerts: In Concert with Edmonton Symphony
* 2007: Dionne Warwick - Live
* 2008: Live in Cabaret July 18, 1975
;As an actress
* 1969: Slaves
* 1988: Rent-A-Cop
* 1999: Johnny Bravo
;Documentary film appearances
* 1977: The Day the Music Died
* 2002: The Making and Meaning of We Are Family
* 2001: The Teens Who Stole Popular Music A & E Films
* 2001: Don't Make Me Over: The Dionne Warwick Story A & E Films
* 2002: A Tribute to Burt Bacharach & Hal David
* 2005: The 5th Dimension Travelling Sunshine Show
* 2005: Straight from the Heart Live, Vol. 1
* 2006: Flashbacks: Soul Sensations
* 2006: Flashbacks: Pop Parade
* 2008: Lost Concerts Series: Uptown Divas
* Harvey, Stephen: , The Independent on Sunday, February 23, 2003
* Ayres, Sabra: , Associated Press, June 5, 2002.
* Current Biography. H. W. Wilson, Company. Current Biography Yearbook 1969. Subject: Dionne Warwick. 1969. H.W. Wilson Company, Chicago, Ill.
* Current Biography. H. W. Wilson, Company. Current Biography Yearbook 1971. Subject: Burt Bacharach. 1971. H.W. Wilson Company, Chicago, Ill.
* Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Popular Music: Dionne Warwick-Don't Make Me Over. Performers-Dionne Warwick main subject, Burt Bacharach, Dee Dee Warwick, Dick Clark, et al. A&E Entertainment Video. 2002.
* Hitmakers: Burt Bacharach. Performers-Burt Bacharach main subject, Dionne Warwick, Angie Dickinson, Steve Lawrence, et al. A&E Entertainment Video. 2002.
* Lifetime Television's Intimate Portrait: Dionne Warwick. Performers: Dionne Warwick, Lee Warrick, David Elliott, Damon Elliott, Cissy Houston, et al. Lifetime Entertainment Video. 2004.
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* "Dionne the Universal Warwick." Ebony Magazine, May 1968. Johnson Publications.
* "The Sound of the Sixties." Time Magazine. May 21, 1965. Time, Inc.
* 'Spreading the Faith." Time Magazine. July 14, 1967. Time, Inc.
* "Dionne Warwick Married." Time Magazine. September 8, 1967. Time, Inc.This text has been derived from Dionne Warwick on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0