• SoulMusic Records is proud to celebrate one of the ‘first families of soul music’ with the 2012 reissue of three titles that reflect the amazing talent of sisters Dee Dee Warwick and Dionne Warwick and their aunt Cissy Houston - via the Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick 1977 ‘live’ album A Man & A Woman (SMCR-5055); an expanded edition of Presenting Cissy Houston (SMCR-5054) and this expanded edition of Dee Dee Warwick’s 1969 LP, FOOLISH FOOL.
• The younger sister of international music legend Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick had experienced chart success in the U.S. after she signed with the Blue Rock/Mercury labels in 1965, achieving Top 10 R&B status with “I Want To Be With You” in following it with her original version of the now-classic “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.”
• Dee Dee’s next major hit came in 1969 when she reunited with producer Ed Townsend for one of the most emotionally-charged recordings of her career. “Foolish Fool,” now considered a ‘deep soul’ classic not only became another Top 20 R&B hit but earned the East Orange, New Jersey native her first Grammy nomination. The song was covered by Chaka Khan on a 2007 CD.
• In 1969, Mercury assembled the FOOLISH FOOL LP, based on different sessions Dee Dee had recorded for the label including an early version of the timeless Bacharach-David tune, “Alfie” (cut in London), “It’s Not Fair” (co-written by Philadelphia music masters Kenny Gamble and Thom Bell and produced by Gamble & Huff) and “Thank God,” recorded with The Teaneck Mass Choir.
• The original LP is reissued for the first time in its original form and includes three tracks never released on CD until now; this expanded edition of FOOLISH FOOL includes five non-album singles. With comments and reflections by her famous sister Dionne Warwick, notes are by SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan (whose first published interview as a music journalist was with Dee Dee in 1966).
About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.