April 29th: Dionne Warwick – Lookin’ With My Eyes

The Bacharach and David/Dionne Warwick catalogue is much bigger than just the hits.  Beginning with Presenting Dionne Warwick in 1963, they produced over a dozen albums all of whch included a fair slew of B&D compositions. 

Inevitably there are quite a few (somewhat) forgotten gems. This one did creep out as a single and made the lower reaches of the US charts. Like many of the trio’s efforts, it’s extraordinarily complex both musically and lyrically but Dionne makes light work of it. The album from which this song comes, 1965’s Here I Am, is also the source of Are You There (With Another Girl) which I recorded on the new album – and of another great tune which I’ll post tomorrow.