Dusty in Memphis
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Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield ranked # 89 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums list.
Dusty in Memphis is an acclaimed "white soul" album by Dusty Springfield, released in 1969. It was produced by Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom Dowd, all three of whom played key roles in Aretha Franklin's career.
"So Much Love", "Son of a Preacher Man", "Breakfast in Bed", "Just One Smile", "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore", and "Just a Little Lovin'" are some of the album's prominent songs.
Though the album is classified in the soul genre, it's roots lay firmly in the jazz tradition, specifically the art of the torch singer.
According to the album's producers, the Memphis Cats were actually playing a jazz version of soul throughout most of the album's tracks. Dusty's delivery of the mostly interpretive (non original) material bears a strong resemblance to the singing of Peggy Lee, Julie London, and others of the torch singing tradition. This makes the album unique in that it is considered a canonical work of the Rock Era, yet it's primary ouvre may actually be the era preceding rock and roll.
While not a significant success at the time of its release, the album's reputation has grown over time, and today it is routinely cited in many 'greatest albums of all time' lists.
- Just A Little Lovin'
- So Much Love
- Son Of A Preacher Man
- I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
- Don't Forget About Me
- Breakfast In Bed
- Just One Smile
- The Windmills Of Your Mind
- In The Land Of Make Believe
- No Easy Way Down
- I Can't Make It Alone
- What Do You Do When Love Dies (bonus track)
- Willie & Laura Mae Jones (bonus track)
- That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho) (bonus track)
- Make It With You
- Love Shine Down
- Live Here With You
- Natchez Trace
- All The KIng's Horses
- I'll Be Faithful
- Have A Good Life Baby
- You've Got A Friend
- I Found My Way
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