Consumer Guide Album
Dionne Warwick: Just Being Myself [Warner Bros., 1973]
Even in the heyday of Bacharach-David Dionne didn't make such terrific albums--the best-ofs were the prizes. So Holland-Dozier-Holland are doing all right: solid pop, with the rhythm up front and the strings often used percussively--though they do wash out on "I Always Get Caught in the Rain" (inclement weather is as bad for arrangers as it is for lyricists). H ook-of-the-month: the guitar riff on "You're Gonna Need Me."