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Dusty Springfield Sings Grain’s Praises

Dusty Springfield once served as a musical “pitchman” for Mother’s Pride bread in this adorable ad, where she travels door-to-door each morning as a “happy knocker-upper”  delivering “a cuppa” and “tasty Mother’s Pride” fluffy white bread to the townsfolk:

This Yank would likely have never encountered this ad had it not been included on a 1994 BBC Dusty Springfield documentary, which also contains a small bit of surviving audio featuring Dusty and Jimi Hendrix singing a duet of “Mockingbird.”  Hey, whadda ya know, someone has thrown this live performance on YouTube, and it’s as delightful as I remembered — despite the guitar riffing that nearly threatens to overpower them both:

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