Dee Dee Warwick: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me


Dee Dee Warwick

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

American R&B singer and songwriter, known to her many fans as “Mama Soul”. Her biggest hit was “Just One Look”, a top 10 hit in 1963. She was also one of the four female back up singers on The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd.

Aliases: Jean Mays, Lady Sylvia, Sylvia Shemwell | Sylvia longtime member of The Sweet Inspirations and she is the younger sister of Judy Clay | Background vocals for her songs are provided by Dee Dee Warwick, Cissy Houston, Estelle Brown, Myrna Smith

The Sweet Inspirations

American R&B girl group founded by Cissy Houston. Members: Cissy Houston, Estelle Brown, Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith, (Eunice Peterson). The group sang backup for many stars, including Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and Esther Phillips. Recorded by themselves for the first time in April 1967 for Atlantic Records

Erma Vernice Franklin was an American gospel and soul singer. Erma was the elder sister of American singer / musician Aretha Franklin. Erma Franklin’s best known recording was the original version of ‘Piece of My Heart’, written and produced by Bert Berns, and recorded in 1967, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award

Dee Dee / Dionne / Cissy / Erma / Carolyn / Aretha

Dee Dee Warwick and Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston + Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin and Aretha Franklin | Both ‘Walk On By’ – background vocals by Dee Dee Warwick | ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ Aretha’s – background vocals by Cissy Houston & Dee Dee Warwick | ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ Dionne’s – background vocals by Cissy Houston

Women's Pop, Soul, R&B, Blues 60s and 70s

Dee Dee Warwick, Erma Franklin, Esther Phillips, Carmen McRae, Della Reese, Maxine Brown, LaVern Baker, Doris Troy, Carol Fran, Betty Harris, Judy Clay, Sylvia St. Claire, The Sweet Inspirations, Nina Simone, The Exciters, Connie Francis, Dinah Washington, Gloria Jones, Julie London, The Shirelles

Men's Pop, Soul, R&B, Blues 60s and 70s

Arthur Conley, Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King, Chuck Jackson, The Drifters, Solomon Burke, Garnet Mimms, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, The Isley Brothers, Jimmy Radcliffe, Tommy Hunt, Mel Tormé, The Shadows, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Roy Hamilton, The Mar-Keys

  • Dee Dee Warwick - Foolish Fool (1969)

  • Dee Dee Warwick - I Want To Be With You (2001)

  • Dee Dee Warwick - Call Me (1984)

  • Dee Dee Warwick - Collection (2005)

  • Dee Dee Warwick - Turnin' Around (1970)