Dusty in Memphis

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1969 Ratings: #31 / 105
User Score
Based on 112 ratings
1969 Ratings: #21
Liked by 4 people
March 31, 1969 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic, Philips / Label
Soul, Pop Soul / Genres
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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.
Rolling Stone
A real drifting, cool, smart, sexually distracted soul album by a singer who got grease all over her hands with one song and primly wiped them off before heading into the next one.
* Just A Little Lovin' (8/10)
* So Much Love (8/10)
* Son Of A Preacher Man (10/10)
* I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore (9/10)
* Don't Forget About Me (9/10)
* Breakfast In Bed (9/10)
* Just One Smile (8.5/10)
* The Windmills Of Your Mind (9.5/10)
* In The Land Of Make Believe (8/10)
* No Easy Way Down (8.5/10)
* I Can't Make It Alone (9.5/10)

Nota Final: 88/100
You need a hug during Covid times? You want a friend to visit you? In need of a warm blanket on a winter´s day? Dusty is here for you.
One of the finest (blue-eyed) soul voices accompanied by the coolest cats from Mephis Tennesse deliver a record filled with torchsongs. For me there is no standout track (esp. not Son Of A Preacherman), too many songs for the eternal jukebox. Her opus magnum.
I mean this album has so many iconic songs from Son Of A Preacher Man to The Windmills of Your Mind to Breakfast in Bed and some great deeper cuts like Don't Forget About Me. It is no surprise that this is 1) One of Dusty most memorable and 2) is also one of her best bodies of work

Track Review

Just a Little Lovin' 8.5/10.
So Much Love 8/10
Son of a Preacher Man 10/10
I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore 8/10
Don't Forget About Me 9.5/10
Breakfast in Bed 8.5/10.
Just One Smile 8.5/10
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Didnt expected to like this album so much.
Dusty Springfield had such a divine voice and prove to us with this record that she could rival the greats in soul music at those times. Her performance and song/writing was top-notch. Tracks such as ""son of a preacher man"" and ""just a little lovin'"" are still amazing. But the deeper cuts of this album still hold its parts. Her reinventing her career was possibly the best thing that could have happen.
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Track List

  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
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Added on: May 13, 2013