Monday, August 16, 2010

Dusty Springfield - Singles and EPs Of Sixties

Dusty Springfield the first Lady of Soul
•Born: 16 April 1939
•Birthplace: London, England
•Died: 2 March 1999
•Best Known As: Husky-voiced soul singer of the 1960s

Name at birth: Mary O'Brien
Mary O'Brien began singing with a group called The Lana Sisters, then formed the Springfields with her brother. They had a few hits in the U.K., but in 1963 she embarked on a solo career, using her stage name, Dusty Springfield. Over the next decade she had a string of hits, including "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" and "Son of a Preacher Man." She died in 1999.

Hailed as "an important cog in the history of pop music" by John J. O’Connor in the New York Times, British singer Dusty Springfield became a major star after first going solo in 1964. In the New York Times Magazine in 1995, Rob Hoerburger called her "the finest pop vocalist Britain has ever produced." Jim Pierson made note of her versatility in the compact disk liner notes for Dusty Springfield: Stay Awhile—I Only Want to Be with You/Dusty, saying, "Depending on the requirements of the song, she could be pop diva, soul siren or rock n’ roll queen". ~ More
Britain's greatest pop diva, Dusty Springfield was also the finest white soul singer of her era, a performer of remarkable emotional resonance whose body of work spans the decades and their attendant musical transformations with a consistency and purity unmatched by any of her contemporaries; though a camp icon of glamorous excess in her towering beehive hairdo and panda-eye black mascara, the sultry intimacy and heartbreaking urgency of Springfield's voice transcended image and fashion, embracing everything from lushly orchestrated pop to gritty R&B to disco with unparalleled sophistication and depth. She was born Mary O'Brien on April 16, 1939, and raised on an eclectic diet of classical music and jazz, coming to worship Peggy Lee; after completing her schooling she joined the Lana Sisters, a pop vocal trio which issued a few singles on Fontana before dissolving. In 1960, upon teaming with her brother Dion O' Brien and his friend Tim Feild in the folk trio the Springfields, O'Brien adopted the stage name Dusty Springfield; thanks to a series of hits including "Breakaway," "Bambino," and "Say I Won't Be There," the group was soon the U.K.'s best-selling act. ~ More

Dusty Springfield - Singles and EPs Of Sixties Years (home compiling)

1964 Dusty (EP)
1964 I Only Want To Be With You (EP)
1964 Tanto So Che Poi Mi Passa (Italy SP)
1964 Warten Und Hoffen (Germany SP)
1965 Dusty In New York (EP)
1965 Losing You (USA SP)
1965 Mademoiselle Dusty (EP)
1965 Tu Che Ne Sai (Italy SP)
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