Dee Dee Warwick (September 25, 1945 – October 18, 2008), was an African-American soul singer. She was born Newark, New Jersey as Delia Mae Warrick. Following the example of her elder sister, Dionne Warwick, she changed her surname from Warrick to Warwick in the early 1960s.
She is best-known for her hits during the 1960s, including the #13 R&B hit I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, co-written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff and later covered by Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations, and Play. She is also a two time Grammy nominee for "Foolish Fool" and "She Didn’t Know".
Recordings of both her Mercury Records years and her Atco years are available on CD and hopefully her RCA, Kama Sutra, Heritage and Private Stock Records will follow. In late 2006 Dee Dee returned to much success singing background for Dionne in concert and also was part of the "Family First" song in the Tyler Perry movie and soundtrack for "Daddy’s Little Girls"
In January 2008 Dee Dee is featured in the title song from Dionne’s gospel album "Why We Sing" and was continuing background work with her sister
In February 2008, Dee Dee continued her background vocals for Dionne’s one woman show "My Music and Me" in Europe.
Warwick was the niece of gospel singer Cissy Houston and a cousin of Whitney Houston
Dee Dee Warwick – I’ll Be Better Off…
Dee Dee Warwick’s discography on next page
1963: You’re No Good (Jubilee) (#117 US) – The original recording of this song. It was later covered by Betty Everett, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Linda Ronstadt, all of whom had hits with it.
1965: Do It With All Your Heart (Blue Rock) (#124 US)
1965: We’re Doing Fine (Blue Rock) (#96 US, #28 R&B)
1966: I Want To Be With You (Mercury) (#41 US, #9 R&B)
1966: I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (Mercury) (#88 US, #13 R&B) – The original recording of this song. Later jointly covered by Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations, who took it to the US top 10.
1967: When Love Slips Away (Mercury) (#92 US, #43 R&B)
1969: That’s Not Love (Mercury) (#106 US, #42 R&B)
1969: Ring of Bright Water (Mercury) (#113 US)
1969: Foolish Fool (Mercury) (#57 US, #14 R&B)
1970: She Didn’t Know (She Kept On Talking) (Atco) (#70 US, #9 R&B)
1970: Cold Night In Georgia (Atco) (#44 R&B)
1971: Suspicious Minds (Atco) (#80 US, #24 R&B)
1975: Get Out Of My Life (Private Stock) (#73 R&B)