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Dusty in Memphis
     

Dusty in Memphis

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by Dusty Springfield
 

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Sometimes memories distort or inflate the quality of recordings deemed legendary, but in the case of Dusty in Memphis, the years have only strengthened its reputation. The idea of taking England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music she had mastered was an inspired one. The Jerry Wexler

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Sometimes memories distort or inflate the quality of recordings deemed legendary, but in the case of Dusty in Memphis, the years have only strengthened its reputation. The idea of taking England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music she had mastered was an inspired one. The Jerry Wexler/Tom Dowd/Arif Mardin production and engineering team picked mostly perfect songs, and those that weren't so great were salvaged by Springfield's marvelous delivery and technique. This set has definitive numbers in "So Much Love," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Breakfast in Bed," "Just One Smile," "I Don't Want to Hear About It Anymore," and "Just a Little Lovin'" and three bonus tracks: an unreleased version of "What Do You Do When Love Dies," "Willie & Laura Mae Jones" and "That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)." It's truly a disc deserving of its classic status.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2012
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227972493
catalogNumber:
8214
Rank:
3193

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Springfield   Primary Artist
Bobby Wood   Piano
Sweet Inspirations   Background Vocals
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Tommy Cogbill   Bass Guitar
Bobby Emmons   Organ,Conga,Electric Piano
Mike Leach   Conga
Reggie Young   Guitar,Sitar

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Eddie Hinton   Composer
John Hurley   Composer
Ed Kollis   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Gene Orloff   Director
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer

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Dusty in Memphis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maybe it's just me, but this does things to me that should be best kept behind half-closed doors, broken blinds or flimsy curtains. Aside from the clearly, er, horny maiden that was sneaking off to corrupt that 'Son of a Preacherman', here Dusty wears a number of compelling sexual disguises. The tenderness and cracked dignity with which she takes on the role of the whore/mistress in 'Breakfast in Bed' is tremendous, giving the line, "You can dry your tears on my dress" an undeniable erotic charge. Similarly, that same shabby elegance lends her reading of Randy Newman's daytime soap 'I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore' an emotional complexity that lets you see the thin tenement walls, the peeling wallpaper, the dying front yard. Of the "new" songs, 'Cherished', a wonderful melodrama, the Diana Ross-like 'All the King's Horses' and the utterly fantastic gospel of 'I Found My Way' should never have been reduced to being out-takes. However, we have them now and should be grateful. Tie that old red chiffon scarf around the reading lamp and spend a glorious night in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album proves why female artists are so important in our wonderful music history. 'dusty in memphis' is such an elegant ensemble. the beautiful songs [some co-written by carole king], are lyrical gems. this album is deeply respected by the music industry. buy it, and listen, you'll understand.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
Dusty in Memphis is a great album and with this edition the number of songs has more than doubled its original lineup. It unfortunate that this classic is largely forgotten by the general public but there is hardly a Country singer today that doesn't owe something to this album. There is no reason to ignore this album, especially at this great price, if nothing more than to have a copy of her hit "Son of a Preacher Man".