Dale Warren

Real Name:
Dale Ossman Warren
Profile:
American record producer, soul music arranger, conductor, songwriter and violinist, born in Detroit on September 27, 1943. Died in February 1994 and was the nephew of Berry Gordy's second wife, Raynoma, often known as "Miss Ray"
Dale Warren (sometimes credited as Dale O. Warren) was a classically trained musician who made his mark as an arranger and conductor in soul music, first in his native Detroit working for various labels (including Motown) and later, much more visibly, at Memphis-based Stax Records. His first notable work for the latter was on Isaac Hayes' version of "Walk on By," and its success and the impact of the resulting album soon made Warren into a mainstay of the company's production department. He subsequently served as an arranger for Billy Eckstine, the Staple Singers, and Albert King, among many others, but his greatest triumph was probably his string arrangement for Hayes' soaring rendition of Jerry Butler's "I Stand Accused," from 1970. Warren's most visible contribution to music came two years after that, at the Wattstax Festival. He was heavily featured as a composer and conductor at the legendary Wattstax concert and on one of the albums and in the movie that followed - he conducted what was billed as the Wattstax '72 Orchestra and also wrote the extended instrumental piece, "Salvation Symphony," that opened the event (a portion of which, eight minutes long, was included on one of the eventual album releases from the event). He also took under his wing a Detroit-based group called the Ditalians and renamed them 24 Carat Black, producing two albums. The first was "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" on Stax. Carrying the master tapes for "Gone: The Promises of Yesterday" (album two) on the road because Stax had shut down. These tapes were reworked love songs from his early days at Shrine Records and Motown. These were not released until after his death. Sad to say, Warren also suffered from various personal problems, including alcoholism -- he was known for showing up at sessions with a supply of gin on hand, and apparently, if all accounts are to be believed, was drunk at some live engagements -- that made him unreliable. Warren earned his first (and only) film credit as a musician, for his work on the scoring of the drama #The Klansman (1974). He returned touring with 24 Carat Black, finishing their second Album without Stax support. Expecting Stax to send the money, he continued the promotion at his own expense. As his money waned his supporters dissolved. Stax shuddered and fell completely. He lived only just long enough to see Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth turn into a cult favorite, embraced by hip-hop artists of the next generation, and to witness the first phase of the full-scale revival of interest in Stax and its history.
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Dale Warren Discography Tracks

Remix

TAS-2604 Dale Warren - The True Genius album art John Kasandra John Kasandra - The True Genius(LP) Respect TAS-2604 US 1972 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Dale Warren - The True Genius album art John Kasandra John Kasandra - The True Genius (Album) Respect US 1972 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth album art The 24-Carat Black* The 24-Carat Black* - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth (Album) Enterprise US 1973 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Another Time, Another Place album art The Originals The Originals - Another Time, Another Place (Album) Fantasy UK 1978 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - SofTouch album art SofTouch SofTouch - SofTouch (Album) Fantasy Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Money Talks album art Bar-Kays Feelin' Alright (as Dale O. Warren) and 1 more… Bar-Kays - Money Talks (Album) Stax US 1978 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - We Meet Again album art Martha Reeves Martha Reeves - We Meet Again (Album) Fantasy US 1978 Sell This Version
K 56554 Dale Warren - Reunion album art Peter, Paul & Mary Peter, Paul & Mary - Reunion(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56554 UK 1978 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Round And Round album art Kimiko Kasai Kimiko Kasai - Round And Round (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Victor Tavares album art Victor Tavares Victor Tavares - Victor Tavares (Album) Polydor US 1981 Sell This Version
MP 1302 Dale Warren - Can't Let This Moment Go album art Tony Chambers Tony Chambers - Can't Let This Moment Go(LP, Album) Mopres Records MP 1302 US 1981 Sell This Version
IRMA 484128-2 Dale Warren - Groovy: A Collection Of Rare Jazzy Club Tracks album art Various 24 Carat Black (Theme) Various - Groovy: A Collection Of Rare Jazzy Club Tracks(CD, Comp) Irma IRMA 484128-2 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
SB-2100 Dale Warren - Ellington Celebration album art Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Miles Osland, Dick Domek Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Miles Osland, Dick Domek - Ellington Celebration(CD, Album) Sea Breeze Jazz SB-2100 US 1999 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday album art 24-Carat Black* 24-Carat Black* - Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday (Album) Numero Group, Numero Group US 2009 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

45-5004 Dale Warren - Number One Fool / But It's Not True album art Little Girl Blue Little Girl Blue - Number One Fool / But It's Not True(7", Promo) Universal (9) 45-5004 US 1964 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Love Makes The World Go Round / You Said You Loved Me album art Deon Jackson Love Makes The World Go Round Deon Jackson - Love Makes The World Go Round / You Said You Loved Me (Single) Carla Records US 1965 Sell This Version
1053 Dale Warren - It's Love album art Theresa Lindsey It's Love Theresa Lindsey - It's Love(7", Single) Correc - Tone 1053 US 1965 Sell This Version
55283 Dale Warren - I Believe I'll Love On album art Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson - I Believe I'll Love On(7", Single) Brunswick 55283 US 1965 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Good Things Come To Those Who Wait album art Chuck Jackson Good Things Come To Those Who Wait Chuck Jackson - Good Things Come To Those Who Wait (Single) Wand Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Baby Boy album art Ja Neen Henry Ja Neen Henry - Baby Boy (Single) Blue Rock US 1965 Sell This Version
Dale Warren - Mustang Sally / Daddy's Home To Stay album art Sir Mack Rice Sir Mack Rice - Mustang Sally / Daddy's Home To Stay Blue Rock US 1965 Sell This Version
72401 Dale Warren - Dream Girl album art Herman Griffin Herman Griffin - Dream Girl(7") Mercury 72401 US 1965 Sell This Version
102 Dale Warren - Let Me Down Easy / What I Don't Know (Won't Hurt Me) album art Betty Lavette* Betty Lavette* - Let Me Down Easy / What I Don't Know (Won't Hurt Me)(7", Single) Calla Records 102 US 1965 Sell This Version
SVR P-1003 Dale Warren - Shop Around album art Quintet Plus* Grits 'n Grease (as D.Warren) Quintet Plus* - Shop Around(7", Single) SVR Records SVR P-1003 US 1965 Sell This Version
5007 Dale Warren - No Not Now / Catch That Train album art The Deans The Deans - No Not Now / Catch That Train(7", Single) Panik (3) 5007 US 1965 Sell This Version