“Dusty In Memphis” by Dusty Springfield - album review

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TJR says

It's not easy for a pop girl to hold my affections, but Dusty seems to hold up rather well. “Dusty In Memphis” was her first release for Atlantic Records, and they give it first class backing utilising Wilson Pickett's Memphis Cats as well as Aretha Franklin's backing singers, the Sweet Inspirations. With hindsight, the album has come to be classified as one of the greatest of all-time, but there's no way I'd subscribe to that view - it's way too safe for me - but “Son Of A Preacher Man” was triumphant and “Breakfast In Bed” was touching. Too much Mann / Weil, Goffin / King, Bacharach / David and not enough proper soul - a wasted opportunity methinks.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [02:18] 5.0.png Dusty Springfield - Just A Little Lovin’ (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) Pop Ballad
A2 [03:31] 5.5.png Dusty Springfield - So Much Love (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Soul
A3 [02:29] 9.5.png Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) Soul
A4 [03:11] 4.2.png Dusty Springfield - I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore (Randy Newman) Pop Ballad
A5 [02:52] 6.3.png Dusty Springfield - Don’t Forget About Me (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Soul
A6 [02:57] 7.4.png Dusty Springfield - Breakfast In Bed (Donnie Fritts, Eddie Hinton) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:42] 5.1.png Dusty Springfield - Just One Smile (Randy Newman) Pop Ballad
B2 [03:51] 5.6.png Dusty Springfield - The Windmills Of Your Mind (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) Songwriter
B3 [02:32] 4.0.png Dusty Springfield - In The Land Of Make Believe (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) Songwriter
B4 [03:11] 6.6.png Dusty Springfield - No Easy Way Down (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Pop Ballad
B5 [03:57] 6.0.png Dusty Springfield - I Can’t Make It Alone (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Pop Ballad

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