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    iTunes Top 5 Album, Billboard Top 20 (jazz), DionneDionne from The Dionne Farris Charlie Hunter Duo, on - VINYL. A digital download card Included with your purchase. Critically acclaimed by NPR's All Things Considered, Oliver Wang.

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The Dionne Farris Charlie Hunter Duo - 'Dionne Dionne' Limited Edition VINYL

"Dionne Warwick Reduced To An Essence"
Oliver Wang- NPR Music Review ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

In title and concept, the new tribute album DionneDionne is a great gimmick. But if you've followed the career of Dionne Farris, having her record an entire album of Dionne Warwick covers isn't an obvious move, names aside. It's an idea that took root some 20 years ago: Farris met guitarist Charlie Hunter while the two were on tour as members of hip-hop groups, she with Arrested Development and he with The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

The musicians' decision to record as a duo — Farris singing, Hunter playing his custom seven-string guitar — pays off handsomely. If you're accustomed to hearing Warwick's songs played with lush orchestration behind them, to hear everything stripped down to bare wisps of melodies and rhythms reveals nuances and highlights not always obvious in the originals. Another pair might have been tempted to fill in all that open space with endless runs or virtuoso solos, but Hunter and Farris keep things smartly sparse and seductively intimate.

Not surprisingly, most of the songs are from Warwick's popular '60s catalog of Burt Bacharach and Hal David tunes, but the album also dips into her 1970s soul records, when she worked with such R&B songwriters as Isaac Hayes and the power trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland. Farris and Hunter tackle the latter's 1973 song "You're Gonna Need Me" with a subtle, funky touch serving as a reminder that both guitarist and singer began their careers in hip-hop.

If I have any complaint about the album, it's that nine tracks feels too short, least of all for an artist whose output was as prolific as Warwick's. Maybe there will be a second volume down the road, or maybe the duo can work on a tribute album to country star Charley Pride next and call it Charley Charlie. All jokes aside, part of what makes DionneDionne so enjoyable is how Farris and Hunter take this potential pun and turn it into something richer — but still fun.

Oliver Wang- NPR Music Review ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

-SIDE A -
1. Alfie
2. Walk the Way You Talk
3. Always Something There To Remind Me
4. Don't Make Me Over
- SIDE B -
5. Wives and Lovers
6. Loneliness Remembers (What Happiness Forgets)
7. Deju Vu
8. Walk On By
9. You're Gonna Need Me

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released November 12, 2014

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Produced by
Dionne Farris - Vocals & Artwork
Charlie Hunter - Guitar and Arrangements

Anthony Creamer - Executive Producer

Recorded and mixed by John Davis at The Bunker Studios- Brooklyn, NY
May 6 - 8, 2014

Mastered by David McNair

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Dionne Farris is an American recording artist, songwriter, producer and unparalleled vocalist. Her music got 2Pac thru his time in prison.

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Track Name: (Fat) Alfie
What's it all about, Alfie
Is it just for the moment we live
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie
Are we meant to take more than we give
Or are we meant to be kind
And if only fools are kind, Alfie
Then I guess it's wise to be cruel
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie
What will you lend on an old golden rule
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie
I know there's something much more
Something even non-believers can believe in
I believe in love, Alfie
Without true love we just exist, Alfie
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie
When you walk let your heart lead the way
And you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie