Listen: Spooky / Dusty Springfield DustySpooky.mp3
This is an easy one. Everyone agrees Dusty’s immortal and timeless. We all know her many classics. It’s these two very overlooked, almost forgotten B sides that are worth visiting.
‘Spooky’ from 1970 has been compiled occasionally. A hit for The Classics IV, it was a superb cover choice as was it’s A side, The Rascals ‘How Can I Be Sure’.
Listen: I Am Your Child / Dusty Springfield DustyIAm.mp3
‘I Am Your Child’, a beautiful Barry Manilow co-write, from exactly ten years later, is a much harder one to grab. The A side, ‘Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees’ was not a hit and it would be another seven years before Dusty returned to the charts. Both are exquisite showcases for that shimmering, delicate craftmanship of a voice.