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Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty (1964)

January 3, 2020

[Album 709/1001]

Mr. Radison: Uh, I thought I told you to call me Mr. Rad. Or Cory. Just don’t call me “late to dinner.” Unless you’re serving Brussels sprouts!
Dean Pelton: I won’t, I promise!
Troy Barnes: This guy’s like human froyo.
– Community S3, E10

I’m not sure what exactly “human froyo” means.

Based on “Mr. Rad” in the above scene, I’m guessing something bland, or unappealing.

And although that may be an appropriate thing to call Mr. Radison, that would be far from an apt description of this girl Called Dusty Springfield.

From her first few vocal notes of Mama Said, it was clear that Dusty Springfield’s debut would be highly appealing and miles from bland.220px-A_Girl_Called_Dusty_(Dusty_Springfield_album_-_cover_art)

It reminded me a lot of my experience of listening to Sam Cooke’s Live at the Harlem Square Club. There was an irresistible energy to the performances and it made for the ideal dinner prep soundtrack.

As you might have guessed, last night we were serving Brussels sprouts.

And when roasted with olive oil, parmesan cheese, and garlic & paired Dusty Springfield’s A Girl Called Dusty?

Deelish!

dusty

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Verbalize the Positive

The Season 3 ‘Regional Holiday Music’ episode of Community is one for the books!

From → 1960s

27 Comments
  1. I can get on board with the Community references. Not so much with the Brussels sprouts.

    • We’ve been re-watching the series – those first 3 seasons are close to perfection. And I was never a fan of boiled Brussels sprouts but changed my tune once I tried them roasted!

      • Great show. On a side note, I have a Childish Gambino album I have yet to listen to. Now I need to make time to play it.

        I will actually try that. I am sure olive oil, parmesan and garlic will surely help.

      • I haven’t explored too much of his work – but I could listen to Troy & Abed rap all day!

  2. We had Brussell sprouts as well last night but they were soaked in butter. Nice to have a supper soundtrack (vinyl) in the background spinning around.

  3. Zack permalink

    On The Good Place, when the woman was asked to name something that seems really great but is kind of a downer she immediately replied frozen yogurt.
    I’m guessing the Community description isn’t far off.

  4. Older people boil them hard but I don’t mind them lightly boiled. Once they lose their green it’s not good.

  5. Sprouts rule! I make an awesome sprout and apple salad.

  6. I love Dusty — I grew up with her constantly on our stereo!

  7. jprobichaud permalink

    I think brussels sprouts get a bad rap. They’re quite delicious when done right. And you can’t go wrong with roasted vegetables.

    • Hear hear – at the risk of sounding like Dwight Schrute, I’m a big fan of roasted beets especially!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        Yeah. They’re great too!

  8. Brussel sprout coleslaw is the king of slaws, and Dusty is mighty fine.

    • I have yet to try that, but it sounds promising.
      I had a brussel sprout taco recently – also delicious! Would likely pair well with Dusty too

      • I see a new series food and records

      • I don’t know if I could write it – but I’d certainly be happy to read such a series!

  9. Cannae beat sprouts done right (no Parmesan for me, though).

    As for Dusty, this one is better than In Memphis, right?

    • I preferred it to Memphis (both are on the 1001) – but then again, I prefer my Sprouts with Parm, so to each his own I suppose!

  10. I could never get Sarah on board the Brussels sprouts train. Maybe this roasting method will do the trick! Also, love Dusty.

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