Before Adele: A Short History of British Soul Divas
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Springfield was a pop chanteuse with a blond beehive until she recorded 1969’s erotically charged Dusty in Memphis, backed up by crack Southern musicians; it set the mold for almost every U.K. soul woman to follow.
By Douglas Wolk
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