KFJC 89.7FM
Album Review

Springfield, Dusty – “Dusty In Memphis ” – [Rhino Entertainment Co.]

ArtCrimes   9/30/2008   CD, Soul

Atlantic Records signed Dusty after a long (and successful) spell of heavily-produced hits done in the UK, which merit as excellent examples of 60s girl-singer pop. But under the spell of the Southern studio team that had been cranking out soul hits with Aretha and others, the intent here was to remake Dusty as a soul singer. Legendary for her perfectionism and insecurities, Dusty freaked out at the casual recording sessions down South and didn’t actually sing a note in Memphis, but the backing band nailed the basic tracks, with Dusty’s vocals added later New York sessions. The results range from string-laden, adult pop tracks like Randy Newman’s “Just One Smile”, to medium tempo soul grooves like the hits “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Breakfast and Bed”. Rhino more than doubles the length of the original LP with the addition of outtakes done at Memphis, as well as sessions for 2 other followup albums, including Gamble & Huff produced tracks intended for her later “Brand New Me” (those aren’t Southern soul at all, but have their own uptown charms).

you heard it 70 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 123 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played No Easy Way Down
  • 123 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played I Can't Make It Alone
  • 662 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played Just a Little Lovin'
  • 1305 days ago, Maybelline played Son of a Preacher Man
  • 1573 days ago, Cadillac Margarita and Pax Hum played Just a Little Lovin'
add comment
Your comment may be revised by KFJC editors.
Copyright © 2019 KFJC 89.7 FM
12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Public Inspection File