I have been thinking of doing a weekly music post featuring an artist or band I have seen live. I'm trying out the first one tonight.
Please feel free to tell me to stop if it gets too boring.
Herewith, the first of the series, The Springfields (featuring the incomparable, Miss Dusty Springfield).
As awful as this recording is, anyone who is a Dusty fan can still hear the potential in her voice.
Seeing her live was a fluke. My mother had met a gentleman who worked for a British comedian and singer called Ken Dodd. This gentleman asked my mother if she would like tickets to see the recording of one of Ken Dodd's shows and my mother accepted.
So there we were, mother and me, sitting in the theatre, waiting, waiting, and waiting. Then we see musicians setting up onstage and a fabulous blonde creature came swanning down the aisle. She was unkempt, back combed hair every where, black eyeliner and laddered tights...Dusty!
But, OMG, when she opened her mouth and sang I was transposed. From that moment I was a lifelong Dusty fan.
If you are not a Dusty fan, I would encourage you to familiarize yourself with her music. She was an incredible artist.