Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick - The Classics
Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. Listen while you read! Add Comment. More Albums. A House is Not a Home 2. After You 3. Alfie 4. All Kinds Of People 5. All Of You 6. All the Time 8. Always Something There to Remind Me 9. Another Night Any Old Time of Day The song was first recorded as "Message to Martha" by Jerry Butler in In all versions of the song, the lyrics are addressed to a bluebird by the singer.
However, Butler's "Message to Martha" was Layali Zamaan - Fairuz - At The Picadilly released until December when it appeared as a track on Butler's Need to Belong album.
Marlene Dietrich recorded a German version of the song insinging to the instrumental track of the Butler original with augmentations ; Dietrich's version was entitled Kaltes Herz - Schattenherz - Das Leben Ist Schön Treue Nachtigall 'faithful little nightingale'the German lyrics were written by Max Colpet.
In Australia, Faith's recording was issued on a single with "It's Alright" in Februaryand the single became Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick - The Classics double-sided hit with a No. Warwick's association with the song began when she recommended it as a concert number to Sacha Distelwith whom she was headlining at the Paris Olympia Theatre in Jacques Denjean prepped a backing track to which Distel was to sing the song in concert; when Distel decided against performing the Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick - The ClassicsWarwick considered using the instrumental track to record the song herself.
Both Burt Bacharach and Hal David, when contacted by Warwick, were opposed to her singing what they maintained was a man's song.
David also mentioned to Warwick that the only male name that could be subbed for "Martha" was "Michael", a name David disliked. Warwick took David's comment as a suggestion, recorded "Message to Michael" in a Paris recording studio, and added her vocals to the existing track.
Warwick would say that the most difficult part of the recording session was getting the French background vocalists to pronounce 'Michael' correctly.
Scepter Records representative Steve Tyrell recalls "getting in an elevator with Burt and Hal and following them down into Times Squarebegging them to let me put ["Message to Michael"] out. DL Hughley Show! Do not miss Ms. By Deborah Evans Price. Friends and family are most always the cornerstones of the holiday season and for Dionne Warwick, they played an integral part in the creation of her new Christmas album.
A brief conversation with the legendary Dionne Warwick. The Grammy Award winning singer duets with current and veteran artists on holiday recording. Dionne Warwick drops her first Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick - The Classics in five years: 'She's Back'.
Available for pre-order at Amazon and Target! Dionne Warwick releasing Christmas duets album Hollywood. Dionne Warwick International Superstar Exclusive! A typo on the record led to an accidental name. Instead of "Dionne Warrick," the label read "Dionne Warwick.
Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick - The Classics hits, including many written by Bacharach and David, followed as the s progressed. Warwick also found great success with her contributions to movie soundtracks. Song Themes. All Themes. Dionne Warwick. Dionne Warwick Collection. Various Artists. The Burt Bacharach Songbook [Connoisseur]. At Her Very Best. AM Gold: Anthology Her Greatest Hits.
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