Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UPDATE: St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church will say a little prayer for you (Dionne vs. Aretha)

'Companion piece' now labeled as 'prayer box'.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Dionne Warwick's original version of "I Say a Little Prayer" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #75 for the week ending October 21, 1967.  It spent 13 weeks on the chart, 6 of them in the top 10, peaking at #4 for 1 week.

Less than a year later, Aretha's version debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #82 for the week ending August 17, 1968.  It spent 11 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10 for 1 week.

Related reading:

Aretha Franklin accuses Dionne Warwick of 'libel'.  (Rolling Stone, 4/27/2017)

Music and Lyrics:  Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  (NPR Fresh Air, 5/5/2010)
GROSS: So, I thought we could close with another song. And this is a song that you wrote - that you didn't write for "Promises, Promises," but it's been interpolated into the new production. And the song is "I Say a Little Prayer." And I thought we'd use Aretha Franklin's 1968 recording of it. 
Mr. DAVID: A great record. 
GROSS: Yeah. Were you amazed to hear her record this? 
Mr. BACHARACH: It's a better record than the record we made. 
Mr. DAVID: Mm-hmm. We did, yeah. And we did a great record, but she topped it. Mr. 

4/24/2017 update, "St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church Little Free Library and its companion piece", starts here.

A close-up view so that the plaque is readable.

Apparently, the new co-librarian is a big fan of John Lescroart.

Joining the LFL is a little locked church....

...with a holder for a pen and index cards.   To write prayer requests?  (Note the slot below the cross in the above photo.

All photos by Retiring Guy

Other LFL posts:
Across the street from Weston Place.  (4/1/2017)
Seen yesterday while doing a lit drop for Hans Hilbert, candidate for Middleton mayor redux.  (3/29/2017)
Seen yesterday while doing a lit drop for Hans Hilbert, candidate for Middleton mayor.  (3/28/2017)
Nearly empty Little Free Library has since been replenished and includes 2 Bart Starr biographies.  (10/15/2016)
Taking Little Free Libraries to the next level.  (10/20/2015)
An attractively designed, little box of discards on Amherst Road.  (10/13/2015)
Kudos to this Little Free Library design on 13th Street in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  (7/27/2015)
The Chamber of Manitowoc County offers a Little Free Library.  (7/27/2015)
One of the most colorful little box of discards set-up I've encountered.  (7/10/2015)
Little box of discards with benches.  (5/6/2015)
Get me rewrite: Little boxes of discards have big appeal.  (5/1/2015)
Middleton little free library cleaned out; Independent bookseller suspected.  (12/19/2014)
Charter #5763.  (8/14/2014)
Charter #8443.  (7/25/2014)
Unchartered #2.  (7/24/2014)
Unchartered #1.  (7/21/2014)
Charter #5719.  (7/19/2014)
Charter #0657.  (7/18/2014)

Original 7/18/2014 post, "What's In Your Little Free Library?  (Charter #0657)", starts here.

At the intersection of Old Middleton Road and St. Dunstan's Drive.

Browsing from left to right.  (All paperbacks.)

A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Good Night, Sweet Prince by Carole Berry
A Dying Light in Cordoba by Lindsey Davis
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie
Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
There Once was a Wood by Denise Fleming
Exploration into North America by Bill Asikinack and Kate Scarborough
Seven Little Rabbits by John Becker
Town and Country, January 2014  (magazine)
HGN Magazine, June 2014


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