Replenishing The Vinyl

Following on from last week’s post about Voice of the Beehive, we move back to 1964 and the first solo album by probably the most famous beehive wearer, marginally ahead of Amy Winehouse and Peggy Bundy.

I speak, of course, of Dusty Springfield.

‘A Girl Called Dusty’ is very much a showcase album; recorded shortly after The Springfields had split, and after, but oddly not featuring, her debut hit “I Only Want To Be With You”, it contains a mixture of pop songs, and marks her first collaboration with legendary song-writing duos Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

Here’s the pick of them:


Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Own Me

Dusty Springfield – When the Lovelight Starts Shining Thru His Eyes

Dusty Springfield – Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa

Dusty Springfield – Will You Love Me Tomorrow

Dusty Springfield – Wishin’ and Hopin’

More soon.

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15 thoughts on “Replenishing The Vinyl”

  1. Love it when you go “vintage,” Jez! Hearing these album tracks again takes me back to the thrilling onslaught of the “British Invasion”; as for “Wishin’ and Hopin’, it was one of the first 45s that I purchased with my own money.

    1. Glad you enjoyed! That’s a far better first 45 to have purchased than mine. Not that there’s such thing as a guilty pleasure, of course…

  2. Of course not!! 😉 Did you write about your first 45? (What was it again?) I know someone in our neighbourhood did, but can’t remember when . . .

  3. Uh . . . I think you forgot to post the link, Jez (twice – haha) – but I’m not so far gone that I wasn’t able to find the archive in your side-bar. 😉

    The link to the song, amazingly, was still intact, so I was able to have a listen. I think it’s a pretty good cover (though the original by the Ad Libs is still my favourite!)

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