Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien OBE (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield and dubbed The White Queen of Soul, was a British pop singer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important white soul singer, and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970. She is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time.
Springfield is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame. She was placed among the 25 female rock artists of all time by the readers of Mojo magazine (1999), editors of Q magazine (2002), and a panel of artists by VH1 TV channel (2007). In 2008, Dusty appeared at #35 on the Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. Various films and stage musicals continue to commemorate her. Universal Pictures has scheduled a biographical film to be released in 2011 with Kristin Chenoweth playing Springfield.
……Her album Dusty in Memphis has been listed among the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone and VH1 artists, New Musical Express readers, and the Channel 4 viewers polls, and in 2001, received the Grammy Hall of Fame award.
It has to be… Son of a Preacher Man:
- “Brown Sugar” is a song by The Rolling Stones. It is the opening track and lead single from the English rock band’s 1971 album Sticky Fingers. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 495 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
from the album Sticky Fingers B-side “Bitch“/”Let It Rock” (UK)
Released 16 April 1971 (UK)
7 May 1971 (US)
Format 7″ Recorded 2–4 December 1969 Genre Hard rock Length 3:50 Label Rolling Stones Records Writer(s) Jagger/Richards Producer Jimmy Miller
Though credited, like most of their compositions, to the singer/guitarist pair of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was primarily the work of Jagger, who wrote it sometime during the filming of Ned Kelly in 1969. Originally recorded over a three day period at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama from 2–4 December 1969.
- Bob Dylan records “Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart” @ Studio A, Power Station, NYC in 1983.
Released on “The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991“, it did not make the cut for “Infidels“. It was later picked up for the recording sessions in 1985 for “Empire Burlesque”:
The opening track, “Tight Connection to My Heart”, was originally recorded for 1983′s Infidels under the title “Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart” (eventually released on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991). It was re-written and re-recorded several times before finding its way on to Empire Burlesque. A lushly produced pop song riding a reggae groove courtesy of Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar (better known as Sly & Robbie), the love song was singled out as the best track on the album by the most recent edition of The Rolling Stone Album Guide. It was also chosen as the first single for Empire Burlesque.
As the far better ”Someone’s Got a Hold of My Heart” is not available on Spotify… We’ll have to settle for “Tight Connection…”: