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Carole R.
Higher and Higher


United Kingdom
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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  16:33:06  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
From Dusty Rides Again by Rob Hoerburger:

In June, three days after A Very Fine Love was released, there was a party for Springfield at the Sony Club, an oak-paneled hideaway at the top of the Manhattan skyline. Sprinkled among the junior executives, most of whom knew "the name, but not the face, or any of the songs", were some die-hard Springfield fans--journalists, disk jockeys, and other assorted music-biz hangers-on--waiting for the cometlike appearance of their muse, toting their copies of Dusty in Memphis, which was finally reissued on CD in 1992, for her to sign. It was a fairly low-wattage crowd until Paul Shaffer, the elfin leader of the band on Late Show With David Letterman arrived in his double-breasted best, having rushed over after that evening's taping.

Springfield had tried to get on Letterman, which would surely have registered some numbers for the album, but even the clout of Columbia couldn't secure a spot. Shaffer, a fan, appeared seemingly as a consolation prize, and after meeting Springfield he wandered over to the grand piano in the corner. As any Letterman watcher knows, he has an encyclopedia of 1960s pop in his fingertips, and yet his selection was still astonishing: Some of Your Lovin', an obscure Carole King-Gerry Goffin song that was a 1965 hit for Springfield in England and that just happens to be the only one of her recordings with which she can find no fault. As Shaffer plunked out the chords, Springfield was caught in the moment, and soon her lambent tones were encircling the crowd like a giant embrace.

After about 40 seconds, when she realized that no one was talking anymore, she suddenly stopped, claiming she couldn't remember the rest of the song but really wilting, one more time, from the attention. The neophytes egged her on for more, but the true Dusty Springfield fans knew better. They looked content, relieved, enthralled simply to be, however fleetingly, still within the sound of her voice.


Would you like to have been there?..

Carole R xx

Pablito
Wishing And Hoping



Ireland
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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  21:09:33  Show Profile  Click to see Pablito's MSN Messenger address Send Pablito a Private Message
Would you like to have been there?..

I guess that's a rhetorical question Carole!! I'd give my proverbial 'back-teeth' to have been there.

"Springfield had tried to get on Letterman... but even the clout of Columbia couldn't secure a spot"....more fool them!!

Very interesting article indeed. It looks like Dusty never overcame her shyness, it's a shame she didn't have more confidence in her talent, but I guess that's a quality that endears her fans to her.

Paul.
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treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  22:30:10  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message
I reckon every Dusty fan would have liked to have been there.

And shouted "you are so good--we all know it, even if you don't!"



Trek

Also known as Carole.
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Sara
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  22:56:50  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message
I just wanna be there Awwww

Sara x
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  23:39:05  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
"Beam me up Scottie, and drop me in the Sony Club... Three days after 'A Very Fine Love' was released..."

Carole R xx

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TMAK
Wasn't Born To Follow



USA
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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  23:42:58  Show Profile  Send TMAK an AOL message  Send TMAK a Yahoo! Message Send TMAK a Private Message
Being around Dusty, who had SO MUCH TALENT and SO LITTLE SELF-ESTEEM, must have been SO FRUSTRATING for anyone who really cared about her. It would have driven me NUTS!



TMak
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