Feels So Good

Feels So Good

by Dionne Warwick

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Overview

Dionne Warwick's singing is a unique version of urban pop -- not jazz, although it is jazzy, and not R&B, although it has soul and sway, and not rock or blues, although her voice can ache with a weary intensity. Matched from the early '60s through the early '70s with the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, she produced numerous hits, including "Walk on By," "Alfie," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Do You Know the Way to San José," and "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," among others. If she isn't critically regarded as a legendary icon in quite the same league as Aretha Franklin and other contemporaries, it's really more of a style thing, perhaps because Warwick isn't really a fiery gospel shouter. Be that as it may, Warwick has sold over 150 million records through her five-decade career, and placed nearly 60 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 over that time, so she obviously knows what she's doing. This set, her 28th studio album, includes tracks variously produced by Swizz Beatz, Jack Splash, Jesse "Corporal" Wilson, and her son, Damon Elliott, whose new label, Bright Music Records, is home for this project. It's essentially a duets album that takes a look both forward and back; Warwick is paired with a wide array of guests -- Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper, Gladys Knight, Jamie Foxx, CeeLo Green, Ziggy Marley, Eric Paslay, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mýa, and Warwick's granddaughter Cheyenne Elliott among them -- on revisited versions of some of her hits. Led by the lead single, a new version of "A House Is Not a Home" that features Ne-Yo (an extended version of the single is also included here), Feels So Good doesn't break new ground so much as it affirms and reaffirms Warwick's quiet stature as a steady and urbane pop singer who has never really bothered to follow the music industry's trends and fashions. She just sings elegantly, and it appears to have gotten her through the decades just fine.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/2014
Label: Bright Music
UPC: 0811790020389
catalogNumber: 900203
Rank: 73237

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dionne Warwick   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jimmy Z.   Harmonica,Saxophone
Sly & Robbie   Bass,Drums
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Chris Lawrence   Pedal Steel Guitar
Narada Michael Walden   Musician
Dusty Wakeman   Bass
Verdine White   Bass Guitar
Gordon Campbell   Drums
Teddy Harmon   Keyboards
Brandon Brown   Bass Guitar
Brandon Friesen   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards
Kyle Bolden   Guitar
Dominic Cifarelli   Guitar
Cheyenne Elliott   Vocals
Damon Elliott   Background Vocals
Rebekkah Friesen   Background Vocals
Alexander Burke   Piano,Vibes
Johnzo West   Guitar
Javier Arman   Violin
Trevor Hotchkiss   Keyboards
Daniaka Hawkins   Strings

Technical Credits

Billy Ray Cyrus   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Richard Kerr   Composer
Adrienne Anderson   Composer
Bryan Carlstrom   Engineer
Hal David   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
George Merrill   Composer
Narada Michael Walden   Composer,Producer
Jim Reitzel   Engineer
Shannon Rubicam   Composer
Don Von Tress   Composer
Guy Draper   Advisor
Brandon Friesen   Producer,Engineer
Thomas Calloway   Composer
Jack Splash   Composer,Producer
Mister Duquan Brown   Executive Producer
Joseph Prielozny   String Arrangements
Joe L Angelo Margolis   Engineer
Damon Elliott   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Greg Cortez   Engineer
Eric Paslay   Composer
Rebekkah Friesen   Engineer
Angelo Caputo   Engineer
John Frederick Lenz   Composer
Jesse "Corporal" Wilson   Producer
Anthony Melikhov   Executive Producer
Andrew Conde   Engineer
Osaro Osagie   Artwork,Marketing,Web Design

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