How Dusty Springfield Made Adele Possible
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- Somewhere in an early '90s college student's CD collection is the song that gilded Adele's six Grammys and pushed Lana Del Rey onto the Saturday Night Live stage about eight months too soon.
|Long before Adele triumphed at the Grammys and even long before Sarah McLachlan and Fiona Apple charted their own successes, there was Dusty Springfield and the original blue-eyed soul.|
Long before Adele's album 18 sold nearly 7 million copies, 21 started its push into Diamond record territory and Rolling In The Deep was imbedded in the American subconscious, another voice from across the water wormed its way pleasantly into U.S. playlists. Quentin Tarantino didn't want a score for Pulp Fiction. Instead he turned the breakout 1994 film into a mix tape of inherent cool that synced its track list seamlessly with prescient plot points. When John Travolta's vintage cool hitman Vincent Vega first sauntered into the living room of Uma Thurman's Mia Wallace -- the boss' wife -- it took one song to ignite their slow burn.
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