Dusty Springfield has today’s almost forgotten track

Today’s best of track comes from Dusty Springfield

Catching up last week on my British music mag reading and came across an article on the recording of the Dusty in Memphis album…though it is undoubtedly the highlight of her recorded career she was almost intimidated out of the project when producer Jerry Wexler pointed out that she was working with the same musicians in the same studio that had made Aretha a star…Dusty was obsessed from that point on with “I’m not worthiness” but the proof was in the pudding…she was equal to the task, and we’re all better for it…

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.

His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’

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Published on April 20, 2017 at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson


April 27, 2017 - 8:50 pm

Rocker Rich

I never get tired of this smoky classsic. Truth be told, I could have listened to Dusty sing the telephone book and I’d have been captivated in the day. If I’m not mistaken, Paul McCartney inducted her into either the UK or US Rock Hall of Fame. It may have been a posthumous ceremony or one where a stricken Dusty could not attend. She died of breast cancer, same as Linda McCartney.

Her personal life had its ups and downs. Always wondered if she and her paramour Carole Pope ever recorded together?

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