Dusty!


Peel her a grape, bitches!


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  1. Wow! This is how one segues into an autumn weekend - mille grazie, caro! Only ever heard Blossom Dearie sing this, but gosh doesn't it make you wish Dusty had done more club work? Sigh...

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    1. She really is splendid here, it would've been great had she done more in this vein. Perhaps if she'd lived longer she might have come 'round to it again...

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    2. yes. i thought the same as she warbled. she made it look too easy.

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    3. Dusty worshipped Blossom Dearie (who, in turn, wrote a lovely little dirty called "Dusty Springfield" -- she also wrote "Sweet Georgie Fame") and Peggy Lee, and was very good at that type of nightclub material -- yet simultaneously hated it and felt boxed in by the "cabaret bag." A most contrary, conflicted and brilliant singer.

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  2. Truly wonderful and her easy, warm, charismatic style, goes down like butter.

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  3. Lovely. Of course, this made me think of her post-modernist cabaret song from her White Heat LP, "Soft Core," written by the fabulous Rough Trade.

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  4. Utterly sublime - and accompanied by the peerless Johnny Pearson, whose arrangements of Cilla Black's "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and "You're My World" made them classics; he also worked with The Carpenters and wrote many a TV theme tune including "All Creatures Great and Small". Cannot be bettered, really...

    Jx

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