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10/29/2014 11:59 am ET

Why Barry Manilow Was Intimidated To Work With His 'Big Idol' Dionne Warwick

Barry Manilow has worked as a producer for a slew of A-list acts and is a music superstar in his own right, so it takes a lot to intimidate him -- but it does happen.

During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill about his new album "My Dream Duets," Manilow discussed his working relationship with the iconic Dionne Warwick. Warwick is a "big idol" of Manilow's, but he said her history with legendary songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David lingered in his mind during early sessions with her.

"That was intimidating, that I was coming after Bacharach and David as songwriters and [their] beautiful productions. Yeah, that was intimidating," Manilow said.

Watch Manilow discuss his work with Dionne Warwick in the video above, and check out the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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