A selection of Dusty Springfields performances at the BBC from 1961 to 1995. Dusty was one of Britains great pop divas, guaranteed to give us a big melody in songs soaring with drama and yearning.
Capable of bone-shaking R&B soul vocals or a smooth, pop-styled Motown sound, turned versatility into a 40-year career in which she showed time and time again that she was among the best song interpreters in pop music. This single-disc compilation covers the whole journey, from her earliest hits with () to her solo hits () and her collaboration with the (). While Rhino's three-disc is still probably the best comprehensive introduction to on the market, this one has the added advantage of including three early tracks from , as well as tracks featuring her later orchestrated adult contemporary style.
Dusty and Sweets McGee follows the two young addicts of the title as they idly spend their days in early 1970s Los Angeles. The camera rolls as the addicts roam the streets of LA from downtown to the beach. Car radios play the hits of the day as they aimlessly go about their drug-addicted lives. Eating hot dogs at Pink's, committing petty crime, scoring drugs and cruising the sunset strip are lovingly documented by Mutrux.