Missed Oppotunity

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Blair N. Cummings
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Missed Oppotunity

Postby Blair N. Cummings » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:11 pm

It has more than once struck me that, after the Bacharach/David meltdown, Dionne didn`t make herself available to Jimmy Webb (or vice-versa). Once Burt refused to honor his contract with her and Warners, she was no longer bound by any exclusivity clause with BlueJac. If, instead of delivering herself to Arista and Barry Manilow, she had recorded something like these:
https://youtu.be/vrlQEKsdo-M?list=PLoV0 ... lGrUInSIKY
https://youtu.be/lg0BtAt76bU
she may not have become an irrelevant bore. Imagine what Dionne could have done with these in her prime.

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Re: Missed Oppotunity

Postby nowmedical » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:13 pm

Or just about any of the first ten tracks off Sunshower. "This Is Your Life" by Dionne in her pomp? We can only imagine......

But you are too harsh on Manilow - just listen to what he did with Phyllis Hyman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PamXgwsK_Lg


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