Monday, April 16, 2007

Remembering a Great Soul Singer

Today marks the 68th birthday of the late, great British soul singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), about whom Barry Walters once wrote:

[T]here is something about Dusty Springfield that makes her contribution to pop music - hell, to life - particular, peerless. There are plenty of divas, plenty of blue-eyed soul sisters, but there is only one Dusty, and when I think about it there is no other singer who reaches me in so many ways so deeply as Dusty. . . . While remaining incredibly true to her own sensibility and spirit, no other singer has as effortlessly proven that soul is not a matter of color or nationality but of feeling. Dusty knows not just the look of love but also its essence.

To mark today's anniversary of Dusty's birthday, here’s a clip from 1967 of Dusty singing the soul classic, “Get Ready.” Enjoy!

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Soul Deep
Classic Dusty

Recommended Off-Site Links:
Woman of Repute
A Girl Called Dusty
The Dusty Springfield Bulletin

1 comment:

ally. said...

nice to see another dusty tribute, and a lovely blog all round.