DON'T MAKE ME OVER

Latest update on 09/09/2014

Artist: Dionne Warwick
Author: Burt Bacharach/Hal David
Label: Scepter
Year: 1962

Her first success, the beginning of a fruitful nine year relationship with songwriter Burt Bacharach (see also Mexican Divorce). The song came about when Dionne complained her demo of Make It Easy On Yourself went to Jerry Butler. To settle the dispute, Bacharach & David wrote Don't Make Me Over and cut it on her right on the spot. Her real name was Warrick but it got spelled Warwick on the label and instead of correcting they decided to keep it that way. Backing vocals by the Gospelaires, Dionne's former band, where her aunt Cissy Houston (Whitney's mom) took her place.

Covers:

1963:

Surfs [as T'en vas pas comme ça]

1963:

Tommy Hunt

1964:

Nancy Holloway [idem]

1965:

Burt Bacharach [author]

1966:

Swinging Blue Jeans

1969:

Cal Tjader

1970:

Brenda & The Tabulations

1974:

Lyn Collins

1976:

Petula Clark

1977:

Guys & Dolls

1980:

Jennifer Warnes

1981:

Thelma Houston

1984:

André Hazes [as Moet Ik Geloven]

1989:

Sybil

1993:

Neil Diamond

1998:

Patti Labelle

2014:

Julia Holter

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