Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis mp3 album

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis mp3 album
Blue-Eyed Soul,Pop-Soul,Soul,AM Pop
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    Dusty Springfield
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    Dusty in Memphis
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    Blue-Eyed Soul,Pop-Soul,Soul,AM Pop
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Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis mp3 album

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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Just a Little Lovin' Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil Dusty Springfield 2:17
2 So Much Love Gerry Goffin / Carole King Dusty Springfield 3:29
3 Son of a Preacher Man John David Hurley / Ronnie Stephen Wilkins Dusty Springfield 2:26
4 I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore Randy Newman Dusty Springfield 3:06
5 Don't Forget About Me Gerry Goffin / Carole King Dusty Springfield 2:48
6 Breakfast in Bed Donnie Fritts / Eddie Hinton Dusty Springfield 2:53
7 Just One Smile Randy Newman Dusty Springfield 2:39
8 The Windmills of Your Mind Alan Bergman / Marilyn Bergman / Michel Legrand Dusty Springfield 3:50
9 In the Land of Make Believe Burt Bacharach / Hal David Dusty Springfield 2:29
10 No Easy Way Down Gerry Goffin / Carole King Dusty Springfield 3:08
11 I Can't Make It Alone Gerry Goffin / Carole King Dusty Springfield 3:51


Burt Bacharach - Composer
Alan Bergman - Composer
Marilyn Bergman - Composer
Hal David - Composer
Donnie Fritts - Composer
Gerry Goffin - Composer
Eddie Hinton - Composer
John David Hurley - Composer
Carole King - Composer
Michel Legrand - Composer
Barry Mann - Composer
Randy Newman - Composer
Dusty Springfield - Primary Artist
The Sweet Inspirations - Guest Artist
Cynthia Weil - Composer
Ronnie Stephen Wilkins - Composer

This album is probably better suited to super sensitive people who have a wider appreciation of easy listening. I say that because, as someone who is obsessed with this album, I'm annoyed that seemingly every article or review only mentions "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Don't Forget About Me" as the "standout tracks". Yeah, that maybe the case upon first listen, but to me this album is much more about loneliness and yearning than fun little soul jams. "No Easy Way Down" is one of the best songs I have ever heard and it is, hands down, my favorite on this album. "I Can't Make It Alone" is another great song along the same lines (such a perfectly articulated since of longing in her voice). "So Much Love" is a little more upbeat but it manages to be equally beautiful. "In the Land of Make Believe" is tranquilizing, especially towards the end when Dusty's high vocal notes combine with the lush orchestration. "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore" is also a perfect example of what is so great about late 60's soul. And yes, all the other's are good too -- in their own way -- but I think that those of us who are more prone to frequent bouts of melancholy (or just crave relaxing music) are much more likely to appreciate this album as a whole. I dug through every last song of her discography and never found too many songs as good as the ones on Memphis, but I did acquire some worthy gems nonetheless. If you're interested, look these tracks up, I've really enjoyed them: "Some of Your Lovin""Am I the Same Girl""Let's Get Together Soon""Never Love Again""I Just Wanna Be There""(They Long To Be) Close to You""Sunny""Every Ounce of Strength""When the Love Light Starts Shining Thru His Eyes" "I'll Love You For A While""Welcome Home""Let Me Down Easy""Tupelo Honey""I Think It's Going to Rain Today""The Second Time Around""Crumbs Off The Table" .......Peace
Reviews are a matter of opinion for the most part. What qualifications do you need to write one? None that I am aware of. I have read all the reviews on this one and they all do contain valid points. I can respect all of the the opinions expressed. "The Windmills of Your Mind, "I Can't Make it Alone"and "Don't Forget About Me" are standouts for me along with the other favorites mentioned. Something for everyone on this one. She was a great singer. She was basically making albums with singles and filler previously aside from " Where am I Going?"(UK release). I am sure this was a big change for her. She made a great record. One of the best of all time? We are still listening and talking about it. So I guess that would be a yes.
By 1969, it seemed as though Dusty Springfield who had reigned supreme during the hey day of Swingin' London and the British invasion in the mid-60's was washed up and without anymore relevance. While that may have been true from a commercial standpoint (Dusty in Memphis bombed in terms of sales when it first came out) but from an artistic standpoint, that was far from the truth. Dusty in Memphis not only proved that in 1969, Dusty Springfield was not only still relevant but hadn't had even produced her best album up until that point. Ironic then that her best album came when she on the decline from a commercial standpoint. Dusty in Memphis is Dusty Springfield's masterpiece and it easily sits up there with another "Memphis" album from the same year, Elvis Presley's From Elvis in Memphis, as being one of the best blue-eyed soul albums ever produced. Throughout the album, Dusty carries everything with near effortless candor full of joy, but also melancholy and uncertainty. She makes Ben E. King's Carole King penned tune So Much Love and the Randy Newman penned Gene Pitney single Just One Smile, into epic anthems, and adds a bit of psychedelia to the cinematic gem The Windmills of Your Mind (originally done by Noel Harrison for the movie, The Thomas Crown Affair), gets sultry on the opening track Just a Little Love Breakfast in Bed, and the Burt Bacharach-Hal David tune In the Land of Make Believe before revealing her vulnerability and uncertainty on love and other things in life on songs like the driving Memphis soul anthem Don't Forget About Me and the more relaxed Carole King songs No Easy Way Down and I Can't Make it Alone. And that's not even including Son of a Preacher Man.
Both the title of this album and its flagship song, "Son of a Preacher Man" are misleading. It leads one to believe that Dusty - whose connection with Delta soul is suspect at best - has immersed herself in the music of Memphis, i.e., The Blues. But nothing could be farther from Beale Street than this album. The production, lyrical content, vocal arrangements and the AC vibe that it gives off would have been best recorded and performed in Chicago, New York, or Philadelphia, where big band and string arrangements were commonplace. Although the album is perfectly conceived, executed, and produced, therein lies the problem. It sounds too polished to be associated with Memphis - the city where unpolished music is held sacrosanct. While Dusty & crew gave the project a noble effort, they missed the point. They may have lauded the fact that they were in Memphis. But those ties are merely geographical, nothing more. In essence, there's nothing 'Memphis' about Dusty being in Memphis.
While there's a couple real gems on this album (Just A Little Lovin', Preacher Man, Don't Forget About Me, I Can't Make It Alone) a lot of the songs have little energy, which might have been the point, but i find this atmosphere a little boring, lacking the energy i associate with Memphis.
Dusty Springfield was undeniably an gifted and emotive interpreter of songs. While best known for her early "Girl Group" era pop hits, Dusty was also something of a novelty for being a British female vocalist who could convincingly deliver R&B and Soul styled numbers. The DUSTY IN MEMPHIS project looked great on paper, but Springfield herself was quite dissatisfied with the song selections offered to her by the producers. In fact, she really only approved two of the songs ("Just A Little Lovin'" and "Son Of A Preacher Man"), with the majority of the selections being penned by Brill Building song factory teams like Goffin & King and Weil & Mann.*In retrospect, Springfield was dead on with her assessment of this project. DUSTY IN MEMPHIS was not a commercial success at the time, but was hailed later on by many music critics as one of the best albums ever. As much as I love Dusty's voice and performances here, many of these songs seem ill chosen or unmemorable to me. There's no doubt that she sells even the lesser tracks with the warmth of her performance.The hit single "Son Of A Preacher Man" deserves all of the glory it has reaped and is an example of what this album could have been. The mood throughout is fairly sedate and Dusty's delivery is silky smooth. I'm not a big fan of strings, which could be some of the reason that some tracks come off as a bit too sappy for my taste. It's a nice record for what it is, but seems to be enjoying a good dose of hype in some critics circles.Highlights: "Just A Little Lovin'" and "Son Of A Preacher Man".