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

Instruments & Performance

TAS-2604 Dale Warren - The True Genius album art John Kasandra John Kasandra - The True Genius (Album) Respect TAS-2604 US 1972 Sell This Version
6900 Dale Warren - Little Green Piece Of Paper / In The City album art Liberation (9) Little Green Piece Of Paper Liberation (9) - Little Green Piece Of Paper / In The City(7") GSF Records 6900 US 1973 Sell This Version
ENS-1030 Dale Warren - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth album art The 24-Carat Black* The 24-Carat Black* - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth (Album) Enterprise ENS-1030 US 1973 Sell This Version
25AP 1050 Dale Warren - Round And Round album art Kimiko Kasai Kimiko Kasai - Round And Round (Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 1050 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
FT 542, 0C 062-60 597 Dale Warren - Another Time, Another Place album art The Originals The Originals - Another Time, Another Place (Album) Fantasy FT 542, 0C 062-60 597 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AMI 9557 Dale Warren - SofTouch album art SofTouch SofTouch - SofTouch (Album) Fantasy AMI 9557 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
5STX 4106 Dale Warren - Money Talks album art Bar-Kays Feelin' Alright (as Dale O. Warren) and 1 more… Bar-Kays - Money Talks (Album) Stax 5STX 4106 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
F-9549 Dale Warren - We Meet Again album art Martha Reeves Martha Reeves - We Meet Again (Album) Fantasy F-9549 US 1978 Sell This Version
PD-1-6314 Dale Warren - Victor Tavares album art Victor Tavares Victor Tavares - Victor Tavares (Album) Polydor PD-1-6314 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
SCD-4106-2, YFCD-717 Dale Warren - Money Talks album art The Bar-Kays* Feelin' Alright (as Dale O. Warren) and 1 more… The Bar-Kays* - Money Talks(CD) Stax, Fantasy, Yeh Eum Records SCD-4106-2, YFCD-717 South Korea 1995 Sell This Version
IRMA 484128-4 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 (Comp) Irma IRMA 484128-4 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
SRCS-8992 Kimiko Kasai And It All Goes 'Round And 'Round and 1 more… Kimiko Kasai - My Favorite Songs Vol. II ~Emotion~(CD, Comp) SME Records SRCS-8992 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
BSR 1004-1 Dale Warren - Paint It Black (From Jazz To Soul 'N' Funk To Blaxploitation) album art Various Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth (as Dale O. Warren) Various - Paint It Black (From Jazz To Soul 'N' Funk To Blaxploitation)(2xLP, Comp) Brown Sugar Records BSR 1004-1 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
025 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 025 US 2009 Sell This Version
GET-51296, 88697961292 Dale Warren - Elementary album art Wah Wah Watson* Wah Wah Watson* - Elementary(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Get On Down, Sony Music Commercial Music Group GET-51296, 88697961292 US 2012 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

5006 Dale Warren - Why Does Everybody Have To Fall In Love / Why Did You Put It On Me album art The Classmen (3) & Billy Ace The Classmen (3) & Billy Ace - Why Does Everybody Have To Fall In Love / Why Did You Put It On Me(7", Single) JR Records Corporation 5006 US 1964 Sell This Version
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
HS 1002 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 HS 1002 Netherlands 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
B-4010 Dale Warren - Baby Boy album art Ja Neen Henry Ja Neen Henry - Baby Boy (Single) Blue Rock B-4010 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