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Jackie Wilson: Higher and Higher.

The great Jackie Wilson gives two electric performances of Higher and Higher, circa 1974. His mindboggling gifts are on full display throughout; it’s as if time/space were suspended.

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Vocalists of Note: Goddess Division.

I Think It’s Going To Rain Today: Peggy Lee.
Don’t Explain.
All About Ronnie: Chris Connor.
Spring is Here.
Dusty Springfield: The Windmills of Your Mind.
Breakfast in Bed.

We have here a modest collection of four of the most brilliant, gifted vocalists ever: Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, Lulu, and Dusty Springfield. All videos are live performances.

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Eve of Destruction.

The extraordinary, powerful, and, upon its 1965 release, highly controversial compositionΒ Eve of DestructionΒ is performed live by vocalistΒ Barry McGuireΒ on the Hullabaloo show. McGuire, after being introduced byΒ Jerry Lewis, delivers an emotionally charged rendition that made ripplesβ€”more like tsunamiβ€”across the US.

ComposerΒ P.F. SloanΒ recalls a few fascinating and unlikely (as in, almost credulity-straining…yet not) details:Β during the studio recording session, β€œBarry was reading it for the first time off a piece of paper I had written the lyric on! Okay. McGuire’s record is released but β€˜Eve’ is the B-side. Somewhere in the Great Midwest of America a DJ played the wrong side by mistake!”.

Banned and denounced as unpatriotic,Β EveΒ only became more and more popular, most likely benefiting from all the wild, incorrect accusations and censure. Its creator and performer were not so fortunate, however;Β Sloan:Β  β€œIt ruinedΒ Barry’s career as an artist and in a year I would be driven out of the music business too.”.