Rhino’s Got You Covered: Dexys, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, and Liberace
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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It’s Wednesday, so it must be time to take another dip into the Rhino catalog and trot out a new quartet of cover songs that you may or may not have heard before. Let’s get started, shall we?
- Dexys, “Grazing in the Grass” (2016): This Hugh Masekela classic was one of the many numbers found on Dexys’ 2016 covers album, LET THE RECORD SHOW: DEXYS DO IRISH AND COUNTRY SOUL.
- Dusty Springfield, “O-O-H Child” (2001): Recorded during the sessions for Springfield’s 1972 album SEE ALL HER FACES, this Five Stairsteps tune ended up getting the bum’s rush from the eventual album and was left in the vault until the 2001 compilation LOVE SONGS.
- Jackie DeShannon, “Spare Me a Little of Your Love” (2015): Produced by legendary knob-twiddler Tom Dowd for a 1973 Atlantic Records LP that never came to pass, this Fleetwood Mac cover belatedly found release in 2015 thanks to Real Gone Music’s compilation ALL THE LOVE (THE LOST ATLANTIC RECORDINGS.”
- Liberace, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” (1970): When you look at the track listing for his album A BRAND NEWME, you know instantly that this ain’t your grandma’s Liberace record, but nor is it the hippie-dippy spectacular you’d want it to be. Still, everyone should hear him cover Steam at least once...