Thursday, August 30, 2012

Aretha and Dusty - Volume Two

     About two years ago, I posted an Aretha Franklin - Dusty Springfield compilation.  A year later, a commenter said that he was surprised that Dusty won the "competition" between the two easily.  I was a little surprised by that, but I have to admit, after listening to the comp again several months ago, that indeed Dusty won that compilation.  In the spirit of fair competition, I thought a rematch was in order (plus, it's only right that this comp includes Dusty's version of "I Can't Wait to See My Baby's Face).  I say it's a draw, but I'll let y'all make up your own minds.

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So Well When You're Well Aretha Franklin
I Can't Hear You (No More) Dusty Springfield
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody Aretha Franklin
Meditation (Meditao) Dusty Springfield
Climbing Higher Mountains Aretha Franklin
Heartbeat Dusty Springfield
Oh No, Not My Baby Dusty Springfield
96 Tears Aretha Franklin
I'll Try Anything Dusty Springfield
I Need A Strong Man (The To-To Song)  Aretha Franklin
You Send Me Aretha Franklin
I'm Gonna Leave You Dusty Springfield
Hello Sunshine Aretha Franklin
Let Me in Your Way Dusty Springfield
Every Natural Thing Aretha Franklin
Who Gets Your Love Dusty Springfield
Love Shine Down Dusty Springfield
I've Been Loving You Too Long Aretha Franklin
I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face Dusty Springfield
I'll Never Be Free Aretha Franklin
Tupelo Honey Dusty Springfield

17 comments:

David said...

Thank you again for putting together both these volumes. I can't wait to listen.

Aretha vs Dusty - nice... without listening, i think i'd lean towards Aretha. I'll get back to you and tell you who I think came out on top through your compilation.

Ishkabibliophile said...

It's kind of hard to bet against the Queen of Soul, but I did give Aretha a handicap by staying away from her big hits. And I did include Dusty's knockout version of Tupelo Honey....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, jury's still out.
Any chance of a re on vol 1 please? MF not playing ball!
Bests

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous,

Consider it re-upped

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just me, but where is the re?

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous,

It's a filefactory link, so you have to scroll down the page to the slow download link

Anonymous said...

Vol 1 still seems to be on mediafire?

Ishkabibliophile said...

Volume 1 has been re-upped as well.

Anonymous said...

Got it! Many thanks. Listening bliss...

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Anonymous,

Quite welcome. btw, who do you think won?

Anonymous said...

Very late in discovering your blog - love the Elvis Costello rarities. Any chance of re-upping the aretha vs dusty bouts?

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous,

Just re-upped both of them. Enjoy

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. Really looking forward to hearing these. My money's on Dusty but we'll see.....

Anonymous said...

Can you steer me at the re-ups please, yhey look amazing!

Ishkabibliophile said...

Barry,

Re-upped this one and the first volume.

Ish

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the reups of the reups...brilliant post.
IMO Dusty definitely has soul, but Aretha IS soul...

Ishkabibliophile said...

Aretha really is soul, as you put it, but I would give Dusty the tiniest edge just as a singer.