Singers: Spreading the Faith

"I wish," laments Dionne Warwick, 26, in. "someone would tell me where I fit in" That's easy. She is the best new female pop-jazz-gospel-rhythm-and-blues singer performing today.

Her disorientation is understandable. For years, the recording industry indiscriminately lumped singers like Dionne into the Negro music bag, or what the trade calls rhythm and blues. More galling still, the waves of British rock groups that thumped across the U.S. merely imitated the music that the Negro blues merchants had been performing with more style, heart and verve for decades. Now U.S....

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