Dusty Heard Them Here First

Dusty Heard Them Here First


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Dusty Springfield wasn't known as a songwriter -- she didn't write more than a handful -- so the logic behind Dusty Heard Them Here First is tidy: collect 24 songs Springfield would later cover. As some of Dusty's biggest hits were Bacharach/David songs originally sung by American singers -- "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" was first released by Dionne Warwick, for instance -- it would seem that Ace's 2014 compilation would heavily favor familiar tunes or hit singles, but that's not the case. To be sure, this has songs that are quite well-known -- usually songs originally released on Tamla/Motown, including the Velvettes' "Needle in a Haystack," Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get a Witness," the Miracles' You've Really Got a Hold on Me" -- but there are also relative rarities from stars (Aretha Franklin's "Won't Be Long," Dionne Warwick's "Every Ounce of Strength") and, niftily enough, there's a nice emphasis on feminist '70s soul and it concludes with K.T. Oslin's "Where Is a Woman to Go?," a selection from an '80s lady that hints at the depth and breadth of Springfield's catalog. If Dusty Heard Them Here First has neither the surprises nor thematic weight of the best entries in Ace's Heard Them Here First series, it nevertheless has an abundance of great music and says quite a bit about Dusty's deep and varied soul roots.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/29/2013
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667056922
catalogNumber: 2439255
Rank: 74925


  1. Needle In a Haystack
  2. Packin' Up
  3. Won't Be Long
  4. Nothing In the World
  5. Can I Get a Witness
  6. Now That You're My Baby
  7. You've Really Got a Hold On Me
  8. Doodlin'
  9. Welcome Home
  10. Some of Your Lovin'
  11. Every Ounce of Strength
  12. That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)
  13. No Stranger Am I
  14. Another Night
  15. The Magic Garden
  16. Girls It Ain't Easy
  17. Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do
  18. Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone
  19. Am I the Same Girl
  20. Crumbs Off the Table
  21. You Can Do It
  22. Love Me By Name
  23. Turn Me Around
  24. Where is a Woman To Go?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Webb   Conductor

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer,Producer
Lesley Gore   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Producer
Herbie Hancock   Arranger
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer
Horace Silver   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Steve Alaimo   Producer
Chi Coltrane   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer,Producer
Eugene Record   Composer,Producer
Evie Sands   Composer,Producer
Norma Tanega   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Arranger,Composer
Tokens   Producer
Lou Adler   Producer
Herb Bernstein   Arranger,Producer
Hal David   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Toxey French   Producer
Jerry Gillespie   Composer
Cornelius Grant   Composer
Paul Griffin   Arranger
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Margie Hendrix   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer,Producer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Bones Howe   Producer
Clarence Lewis   Composer
K.T. Oslin   Composer
Scherrie Payne   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Producer
Sonny Sanders   Arranger
William Sanders   Composer
Bobby Scott   Producer
Brad Shapiro   Producer
Harold Shedd   Producer
Garry Sherman   Arranger
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Teacho Wiltshire   Arranger
Toni Wine   Composer
William Robinson   Composer
Artie Kornfeld   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Clarence Reid   Composer
Malcolm Baumgart   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Ray Love   Arranger
J. Leslie McFarland   Arranger,Composer
Frank Augustus   Composer
Bob Elgin   Composer
Edyth Wayne   Composer
Ellen Weston   Composer
Willie Clarke   Composer
Eric Charge   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Carl Davis   Producer
Richard Germinaro   Composer
Norma Kutzer   Composer
Michael Stewart   Producer

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