Dusty In Memphis

January 31, 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: January 27, 2009
  • Release Date: January 27, 2009
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
  • Copyright: 1969 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
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  • Total Length: 33:32
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  • ASIN: B001QV2FSM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I will be buying the anthology collection soon.
Matt Newhouse
Dusty emotes so much feeling in these songs, you can hear the emotion in her voice, she expresses it so well.
J. M. Zuurbier
It is the best song on the album, the best I ever heard from her.
N. D. A. Grie

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102 of 109 people found the following review helpful By C. Heinrich on January 16, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I rarely use the word "sublime" to describe anything, but it seems a perfect word for this album. In light of today's top 40 radio (which I'm sure leaves so much to be desired), it sounds insulting to label this album as pop music. But knowing that pop culture has the capability of being creative, meaningful, and even powerful (it really hasn't been since Madonna tried to buy it), this album has to be one of the absolute pinnacles of popular music.
The songs on this album are fantastic, and Dusty Springfield had one of the greatest voices to ever grace American pop music. Her voice is so soft and mellow, yet can grab and just galvanize you. She knows exactly when and how to emote, something today's pop singers seem completely clueless about. So warm and loving--wow. When she sings "I've got so much love", well, heck, you can feel it.
But I don't want to overemphasize Dusty, though. The arrangements and song selection on this record are as important as Dusty's gorgeous voice. It's really amazing that this stuff passed as mainstream pop music; it beats the pants off of anything ever put out by Celine, Whitney, etc. etc. etc. This is the kind of record they DREAM of having their names on (and always miss it by a huge longshot). Did we really have to drop horns and real instruments in order to make songs consumable to the general public nowadays??? It's so sad! But I digress...
Don't even think of buying anything less than the "Deluxe Edition" of this album!! A lot of re-releases these days include bonus tracks, but the bonus tracks here are not to be taken lightly.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By slomamma on July 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was 11 years old when the British Invasion brought Dusty Springfield a string of pop hits, and I thought she was just about the coolest thing on earth. I bought every one of her singles. But by the time this album came out in 1969, I was a teenager and thought I'd outgrown her music along with go-go boots and white lipstick. I wasn't even listening to Top 40 radio anymore by that time (preferring "underground" stations that played Joplin and Hendrix), so I didn't hear "Son of a Preacher Man" until it turned up on the oldies stations a couple of decades later.
But this album hung on. I kept hearing musicians I had a lot of respect for cite it as one of the masterpieces of the 60s, and thought I must be hearing wrong. Dusty Springfield? The girl with the big hair and inch-thick eyeliner?
Yeah. Dusty Springfield. I don't know if there's anybody left who still thinks of her as a lightweight pop singer, but if there is, give them this album. Among the 11 tracks that make up the original album are songs with some of the deepest, most soulful singing you've ever heard this side of Aretha Franklin. (Dusty's version of "Son of a Preacher Man" is even BETTER than Aretha's!) Not just "Preacher Man," but "So Much Love," "Don't Forget About Me," "No Easy Way Down" and "I Can't Make It Alone" are just pure, classic Memphis soul. And even when she takes on a song that couldn't really be described as "soul" like Randy Newman's moving ballad, "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore," or the sly and sexy "Breakfast In Bed" she brings a soulfulness to them that they wouldn't have if anyone else did them.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I cannot praise either this album or Dusty Springfield enough. Listening to the first track alone, "Just A Little Lovin'" is enough to tell you that this woman knows and expresses everything there is to know about love. What's more, she does it with sublime subtlety: a wink and a sly smile as opposed to a modern so-called "Diva" like Whitney Houston, who'd bash you over the head. True style as opposed to gaudy excess. There's not a bad song on the album, and several true classics. But listen to it several times before you form a judgement: that subtlety needs time to work its magic and insinuate itself into your soul. I always thought "Windmills of Your Mind" was dreary 60's muzak until I heard her masterly epic version. And no matter how many times I hear it, chills go up my spine when she sings the words, "He don't really love her" in Randy Newman's "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore". Hell, nobody can sing the word "baby" and express as many emotions through it as Dusty did. She is sorely missed!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By N. D. A. Grie on May 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album has been "hyped" a lot recently, especially with its high ranking in the Rolling Stone list of Top 500 albums of all time, and if it hadn't been for all the hype, I never would have heard of it. So thanks, Rolling Stone, it really was a great discovery. Of course anyone who knows Dusty at all knows the very Memphis-sounding "Son of a Preacher Man". It is the best song on the album, the best I ever heard from her. Dusty shines as a soul singer, languorous and sexy, not brassy and bold like fellow "Preacher" singer Aretha Franklin. But only "Preacher" and a few other tracks truly fit into the Memphis/Muscle Shoals style of soul. (One of them, "Willie and Laura Mae Jones" was written by Tony Joe White, who brought us the swamp-rock classic "Polk Salad Annie" and also wrote "Rainy Night in Georgia".) Most other tracks are from another world entirely, melodic LA/New York pop written by ace songwriters like Randy Newman, Carole King/Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil and Burt Bacharach, and set more to strings than to horns. But Dusty herself - not the music per se - is what transforms this from a pop to a soul album. Unlike today's "soul" singers who dish out pre-programmed vocal acrobatics at 110 decibels, Dusty just sings it the way the writer wrote it, putting her own sensitivity into every word - and she sends chills right down your spine, song after song after song. Just listen, and you will feel as if she is the only one who could ever reach you.
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