Sunday, 3 March 2013

Gonna find out how many tears ten dollars can buy



This weekend, BBC4 has been paying a very welcome tribute to possibly the greatest British female vocalist ever, Miss Dusty Springfield.

Here is the great lady's final TV appearance (on Jools Holland's show) - with none other than Alison Moyet and Sinead O'Connor as her backing vocalists, to remind us of what an immense loss she was to music.

It's a brilliant performance - Where's A Woman To Go?:


Maybe he was wrong, maybe I wasn't right
Whatever the reason I'm on my own tonight
He's gone his way and I've gone mine
Well I bet you hear that story all the time

Well, sometimes your friends ain't always available
To pick you up when you're feelin' down, down, down, oh
My daddy would die if he knew his baby
Was seekin' refuge in a little ol' bar across town

So tell me where is a woman to go?
When she's feelin' low and all she wants to do
Is feel a little better
Tell me where is a woman to go?
When she's feelin' low and all she wants to do
Is feel a little better

Hey, bartender, honey gimme change for a ten-dollar bill
Bring it back as a stack of quarters, if you will
'Cause I'm gonna play every song on your jukebox that makes me cry
Gonna find out how many tears ten dollars can buy, oh
Gonna find out how many tears ten dollars can buy

Tell me where is a woman to go?
When she's feelin' low and all she wants to do
Is feel a little better
Tell me where is a woman to go?
When she's feelin' low and all she wants to do
Is feel a little better.


RIP Dusty (16th April 1939 – 2nd March 1999)

Read my previous tributes to Dusty Springfield

7 comments:

  1. Such a lovely evening: sitting back to enjoy hours of Dusty and revel in that unique voice (singing and speaking). March 2nd is always a sad day

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    1. I have revelled in it, too - ah, memories of a magnificent singer. Jx

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    1. Despite every effort by the assembled morons of the British media to over-hype every singer with a "bit of a voice" (Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse, Adele, even Emeli Sandé - ffs!) as "the new Dusty", there was, is, and ever will be only one. Jx

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