SoulTracks Lost Gem: Before Anita Baker, Dionne Warwick sang "No One"

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    When Anita Baker released her seminal 1986 album, Rapture, she turned a basketful of songs into her own. Most of them were new, but there were also a few well chosen cover songs.

    One of those songs that had been recorded before was a smooth ballad "No One In The World." Anita turned it into an instant classic which hit the top 5 on the R&B charts. But not many fans remember that the song, written by Marti Sharon and Ken Hirsch, had been released the year before by Dionne Warwick on her Finder of Lost Loves album, (best known for the wonderful title song duet with Glenn Jones).

    The Warwick version has a lighter, somewhat typically 80s UAC feel, with more tempo. It is solid, and of course Dionne nails it vocally. We still swoon over Anita Baker's version of the song, but this is a nice Lost Gem. Check it out below.

    When Anita Baker released her seminal 1986 album, Rapture, she turned a basketful of songs into her own. Most of them were new, but there were also a few well chosen cover songs.

    One of those songs that had been recorded before was a smooth ballad "No One In The World." Anita turned it into an instant classic which hit the top 5 on the R&B charts. But not many fans remember that the song, written by Marti Sharon and Ken Hirsch, had been released the year before by Dionne Warwick on her Finder of Lost Loves album, (best known for the wonderful title song duet with Glenn Jones).

    The Warwick version has a lighter, somewhat typically 80s UAC feel, with more tempo. It is solid, and of course Dionne nails it vocally. We still swoon over Anita Baker's version of the song, but this is a nice Lost Gem. Check it out below.

     
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