Dusty Got Soul
September 16, 2009 10:11 AM   Subscribe

Dusty Springfield Beatles Medley with Mireille Mathieu, Juliet Prowse and Burt Bacharach on piano.
posted by vronsky (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great medley, fun to watch. BAD lipsynching, however.

I've loved Dusty for a long time, used to perform Son Of A Preacher Man as part of a coffeehouse guitar duo. And really dug her song with Pet Shop Boys.

Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 10:34 AM on September 16, 2009


Burt and Dusty are 2 of my favorites, but doing beatles covers :-(

Although I really did like watching Burt on the piano.

Dusty in Memphis is one of the best albums ever made btw.
posted by bhnyc at 10:49 AM on September 16, 2009


> Burt and Dusty are 2 of my favorites, but doing beatles covers :-(

I am not by any means claiming that The Beatles are above criticism (I think Sgt. Pepper's is the most overrated album in rock history), but saying you hate The Beatles and calling out the likes of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Octopus's Garden, When I'm Sixty-Four and Yellow Submarine is like saying you don't like food because Marmite sucks.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:29 AM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh I'm not the biggest Beatles fan in the world by any stretch. It was more the diva-ness (Mireille Mathieu, mon Dieu! her lips say non, but there's oui oui in her eyes!), Austin Powers aspect of the performance that caught my attention. Plus I've liked Bacharach since I was a little kid.

I once took a long car trip with a friend who basically only likes classic rock and complains when I play anything else. So to avoid arguments we listened to a Beatles box set and a Led Zeppelin box set. One thing I noticed was that it was almost impossible not to sing along, or at least whistle, to the Beatles, and almost impossible not to play air guitar like some stoned teenager to Zeppelin.
posted by vronsky at 12:02 PM on September 16, 2009


I was responding to the article bhnyc linked to. I like The Beatles, Dusty and Bacharach, though, so it's all good.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:09 PM on September 16, 2009


I'm paraphrasing Tom Lehrer when I say: I know there are people in the world who do not love the Beatles and I hate people like that.
posted by grubi at 12:11 PM on September 16, 2009


What's the status of the Dusty Springfield biopic?
posted by fixedgear at 12:39 PM on September 16, 2009


It was nice of them to include Dusty as their token Black.

...saying you hate The Beatles and calling out the likes of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Octopus's Garden, When I'm Sixty-Four and Yellow Submarine is like saying you don't like food because Marmite sucks.

Oh yeah, and you like -- what? Revolution Number 9? Mr. Moonlight? She's Leaving Home? Within You and Without You? Me and My Monkey? She's So Heavy? Anything recorded with Yoko Ono in the room? Yeah, those are great songs. Much better than When I'm Sixty-Four.
posted by Faze at 4:01 PM on September 16, 2009


> Oh yeah, and you like -- what? Revolution Number 9? Mr. Moonlight...

Naw, I don't care for that stuff either (She's So Heavy aside)...personally I like my Beatles past their teen idol phase but before they started really hating on each other and taking themselves too seriously: Rubber Soul, Yesterday...And Today, Help!, about half of Revolver...
posted by The Card Cheat at 4:25 PM on September 16, 2009


That was divalicious! Such fun. That HAIR on Dusty's head. My God, a sculpture of Aqua Net enormity. And Juliet Prowse's quivering, down turned lips. I always loved Mireille Matthieu's voice, even with that odd hair style and nun-like outfits. What porcelain skin.

Adding into the diva-ine mix: The Beatles With Dusty Springfield l Dusty in high 60's frugariffic l Juliet Prowse in 60's high dudgeon l Mireille and Nana Mouskouri in a sort of virginal prom gowns on bar stools making googly eyes at each other weirdness.
posted by nickyskye at 7:42 PM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


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