Dee Dee Warwick – Monday Monday

By , March 26, 2017 9:07 am


Dee Dee Warwick


Listen/Download – Dee Dee Warwick – Monday Monday MP3

Greetings all.

One of my favorite pursuits of the last few years has been exploring the discography of Dee Dee Warwick.

I have to be honest and say that even though I knew of her (mostly in association with her sister, the huge pop star) I wasn’t tempted to seek out her own records until I became obsessed with a cover of ‘We’re Doing Fine’ on a Chris Farlowe record.

Written by Horace Ott and first recorded by Warwick for Blue Rock in 1965, and covered by Farlowe the following year, ‘We’re Doing Fine’ (which appeared here back in 2014) is a fantastic tune.

Jumping off from the Farlowe cover, I started to chase down Warwick’s recordings for Blue Rock and Mercury between 1966 and 1969.

It was in that search that I stumbled upon the record you see before you today, her cover of the Mamas and Papas ‘Monday Monday’.

One of he great harmony/folk rock records of the 1960s, ‘Monday Monday’ was also – at least in my opinion – an unlikely candidate for the upbeat soul treatment.

That said, it is a killer.

The 1967 45 (with a flipside written and produced by Gamble/Huff) is a monster.

Warwick’s version of ‘Monday Monday’ is a storming, Northern-style mover with a relentless beat, blazing horns and a powerful vocal.

Oddly enough, despite its obvious quality and artistic firepower, neither side of this 45 made a dent in the charts, though Warwick would go on to have a number of R&B Top 40 hits over the next few years.

I hope you dig the track, and I’ll see you all on Wednesday.

Keep the faith





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One Response to “Dee Dee Warwick – Monday Monday”

  1. Dana Smart says:

    Love this record! Was introduced to it via Richard Searling’s Soul on Trent on BBC Radio Stoke. A stormer.

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