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 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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