November 1st, 2019


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Dusty Springfield (A Girl Called Dusty) LP 1964 + Bonus Tracks

Posted: 31 Oct 2019 10:45 AM PDT

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March
1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer
and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
With her distinctive mezzo-soprano sound, she was an important singer of
blue-eyed soul and at her peak was one of the most successful British
female performers, with six top 20 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 and
sixteen on the UK Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame. International polls
have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her
image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns,
and heavy make-up, as well as her flamboyant performances made her an icon
of the Swinging Sixties.
Born in West Hampstead in London to a family that enjoyed music,
Springfield learned to sing at home. In 1958 she joined her first
professional group, The Lana Sisters, and two years later formed a pop-folk
vocal trio, The Springfields, with her brother Tom Springfield and Tim
Field. They became the UK's top selling act. Her solo career began in 1963
with the upbeat pop hit, "I Only Want to Be with You". Among the hits that
followed were "Wishin' and Hopin' " (1964), "I Just Don't Know What to Do
with Myself" (1964), "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (1966), and "Son
of a Preacher Man" (1968).
As a fan of US soul music, she brought many little-known soul singers to
the attention of a wider UK record-buying audience by hosting the first
national TV performance of many top-selling Motown artists beginning in
1965. Partly owing to these efforts, a year later she eventually became the
best-selling female singer in the world and topped a number of popularity
polls, including Melody Maker's Best International Vocalist. Although she
was never considered a Northern Soul artist in her own right, her efforts
contributed a great deal to the formation of the genre as a result. She was
the first UK singer to top the New Musical Express readers' poll for Female
To boost her credibility as a soul artist, Springfield went to Memphis,
Tennessee, to record Dusty in Memphis, an album of pop and soul music with
the Atlantic Records main production team. Released in 1969, it has been
ranked among the greatest albums of all time by the US magazine Rolling
Stone and in polls by VH1 artists, New Musical Express readers, and Channel
4 viewers. The album was also awarded a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Despite its current recognition, the album did not sell well. After its
release, she relocated to America where she experienced a career slump for
several years. However, in collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, she returned
to the Top 10 of the UK and US charts in 1987 with "What Have I Done to
Deserve This?" Two years later, she had two other UK hits on her own
with "Nothing Has Been Proved" and "In Private." Subsequently, in the
mid-1990s, owing to the inclusion of "Son of a Preacher Man" on the Pulp
Fiction soundtrack, interest in her early output was revived.
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"
The songs only disappear in their silence ... Here, they will get by ..

Music 60-70


Cassiber - Beauty & The Beast 1984 (Germany, Avant-Prog, Free Jazz)

Posted: 01 Nov 2019 03:10 AM PDT

Исполнитель: Cassiber
Откуда: Germany
Альбом: Beauty & The Beast
Год выхода: 1984
Жанр: Avant-Prog, Free Jazz
Длительность: 49:20 (with bonus)
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 119 МБ (с 3% на восстановление)

Tony Scott featuring Jan Akkerman - Prism 1977 (USA/Netherlands,
Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion)

Posted: 01 Nov 2019 01:04 AM PDT

Исполнитель: Tony Scott featuring Jan Akkerman
Откуда: USA/Netherlands
Альбом: Prism
Год выхода: 1977
Жанр: Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion
Длительность: 45:59
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 107 МБ (с 3% на восстановление)