Friday, November 16, 2007

Stuff I'm listening to

Julie Driscoll fronting Brian Auger and the Trinity, singing Richie Havens' "Indian Rope Man," one of my favorite Driscoll/Auger tunes. Driscoll married pianist Keith Tippett and is now an avant-jazz chanteuse who performs as Julie Tippetts. Here she's rockin' the short cut and singing like a true blue-eyed soul queen, not unlike Annie Lennox about 15 years later.

Speaking of blue-eyed soul queens, here's the late, great Dusty Springfield. Recommended to all: Dusty in Memphis. One R&B-loving British gal and a crack R&B session team. Good stuff.

Oh, and dig Dusty's sleeves.