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Dusty in Memphis

Dusty SpringfieldAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (August 18, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • ASIN: B0000032UK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,947 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Just A Little Lovin'
2. So Much Love
3. Son Of A Preacher Man
4. I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
5. Don't Forget About Me
6. Breakfast In Bed
7. Just One Smile
8. The Windmills Of Your Mind
9. In The Land Of Make Believe
10. No Easy Way Down
11. I Can't Make It Alone
12. What Do You Do When Love Dies (bonus track)
13. Willie & Laura Mae Jones (bonus track)
14. That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho) (bonus track)

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Dusty Springfield never claimed to be a soul singer, but Dusty in Memphis effects a unique and deeply moving synthesis of her brand of stylish pop and the southern R&B of the late '60s. Her soft tones and hushed, confessional readings make for definitive versions of everything from "Son of a Preacher Man" (a later version by Aretha Franklin is good, but less thrillingly sensual than this one) to Randy Newman's ballads "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore" and "Just One Smile" to a swirling take on "The Windmills of Your Mind." The soul obscurity "Breakfast in Bed" even gives a knowing spin to a line from an earlier Dusty classic: "You don't have to say you love me." --Rickey Wright

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Dusty Springfield never claimed to be a soul singer, but Dusty in Memphis effects a unique and deeply moving synthesis of her brand of stylish pop and the southern R&B of the late '60s. Her soft tones and hushed, confessional readings make for definitive versions of everything from "Son of a Preacher Man" (a later version by Aretha Franklin is good, but less thrillingly sensual than this one) to Randy Newman's ballads "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore" and "Just One Smile" to a swirling take on "The Windmills of Your Mind." The soul obscurity "Breakfast in Bed" even gives a knowing spin to a line from an earlier Dusty classic: "You don't have to say you love me." --Rickey Wright

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102 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime pop music 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Dusty Springfield's masterpiece. 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Stone Sexy June 30, 1999
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars The only one who could ever reach me 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 5 hours ago by Andrea Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Yeah!
Published 1 month ago by Antonio Pla Bou
5.0 out of 5 stars Dusty's Best Work
This is Dusty's soul-stirring best album and has become a must- have classic. Many of our great pop divas have gone to Memphis to do
an album (Aretha, Dionne, Brenda, & Petula... Read more
Published 1 month ago by *watergatejim*
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
This is a decent album but is dated
Published 3 months ago by William A. Rauhuff
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Sounds Incredible. You can tell the difference
Published 3 months ago by john hillier
5.0 out of 5 stars jo jo baltimore
I had to replace this cd, because my older one had worn out! This is a wonderful desert island classic!
Published 5 months ago by jo jo from baltimore
5.0 out of 5 stars Dusty Sprinfield in Memphis
This album is a clasic just like Dusty!. I purchased this cd to replace other Dusty cd. Dusty was a legend then and now.
Published 6 months ago by same
5.0 out of 5 stars A Special Dusty
Dusty Springfield can sing anything including country. Her special treatment of the songs included here show she could be a star singing any genre of music. Read more
Published 7 months ago by R. Whiteman
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting
I had heard that this album was considered one of the top 100 albums of all time, which is quite a claim considering that Dusty was best known for pop songs. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Sean Peake
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic Album
A classic album that all music lovers should consider having in their collection. I already had the 33rpm version and ordered the 45rpm to make a comparison between the two. Read more
Published 7 months ago by F. Miller
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