“Déjà Vu” is a hit 1979 ballad written by Isaac Hayes with lyricist Adrienne Anderson, recorded by Dionne Warwick for her album Dionne which Barry Manilow produced. The song won Warwick a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 22nd Grammy Awards.
Isaac Hayes had written the tune for “Déjà Vu” in 1977 while touring with Warwick on the A Man and a Woman Tour: Warwick would recall then hearing Hayes play the tune – which he had entitled “Déjà Vu” without writing lyrics – and as she and Barry Manilow began preparing for the January 1979 recording sessions for the Dionne album, Warwick solicited a tape of “Déjà Vu” from Hayes to play for Manilow, who recruited his own regular lyricist Adrienne Anderson to write the words
Dionne is a studio album by American singer Dionne Warwick. It was released by Arista Records in May 1979 in the United States. Recorded during the winter of 1978–79, the album marked Warwick’s debut with the label. Production on Dionne was helmed by Barry Manilow, who was paired with Warwick by Arista founder Clive Davis. […]
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