What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander S1E19 – Dionne Warwick

by G.Keith Alexander

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Music-Legend Dionne Warwick is WHAT’S HOT! and joins G. Keith

February 19, 2021
Hosted By: G.Keith Alexander

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BIOGRAPHY

After teaming with renowned songwriters, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, her first major release in 1962, “Don’t Make Me Over” kicked off 18 more consecutive Top 100 singles. A few of her chart-toppers include, “Walk on By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Message to Michael,” “Promises Promises,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Say a Little Prayer,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” After 30 hits, and close to 20 best-selling albums with the team, she received her first Grammy Award in 1968 for, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and in a series of trailblazing moments, she became the first African-American female artist to appear before the Queen of England at a Royal Command Performance. In using her music to support her activism, she performed in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World,” and in 1984’s “Live Aid. She also made recording history with Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder with, “That’s What Friends Are For.”

EPISODE DESCRIPTION

In one of the most extraordinary examples of staying power the music industry has ever known, five-time Grammy Award-winning music legend, Dionne Warwick continues to regale audiences internationally. From the early 1960s on, her iconic sound set the bar in American pop music by earning more than 60 charted hit songs and selling over 100 million records. She has done more than entertain the world; as a humanitarian, she has advocated for global well-being through such efforts as AIDS awareness, The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, and music education. The G. Keith Alexander brand is that of an authentic New York City icon built on over thirty years of radio and television broadcasting excellence. His brand of coolness has come to represent to millions of fans, on-air fun, great music, and engaging entertainment experiences. Tune in live every Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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