“Wishin’ and Hopin” Performed By Dusty Springfield (1964)

June 28, 2010


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#4 Adult Contemporary , #6 Pop

When looking over my notes trying to select what soulful British singer I was going to post about,  it struck me out of the blue that  not only hadn’t I selected any women for this month,  but I would be remiss in not mentioning the beautiful  lady that  was the FIRST soulful singer the Brits had to offer the pop music world– the legendary  Dusty Springfield.

This song was one of the many, many Burt  Bacharach and Hal David compositions that had been recorded by another great  pop singer  Dionne Warwick.

This catchy song has been covered my many and even recorded  by Motown’s own Martha & The Vandellas, but it was Dusty’s duplicate cover of Dionne’s original that was the biggest hit.

“Wishin’ and Hopin’”  appeared on Dusty’s first solo release, “Stay Awhile/ I Only Want to Be With You” on Mercury records.

Musically Yours,

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1 Drums September 7, 2010 at 1:05 am

Interesting blog. I have been amazed by all your entries. I’ve been searching for oldies song that has the best drums/percussion.

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2 SonDan September 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Thanks you for the feedback. That’s a tall order you have there – searching for the best percussion! Have you settled on any specific songs yet Drums?

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