Dusty in Memphis

Dusty in Memphis

by Dusty Springfield


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Sometimes memories distort or inflate the quality of recordings deemed legendary, but in the case of Dusty in Memphis, the years have only strengthened its reputation. The idea of taking England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music she had mastered was an inspired one. 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. This set has definitive numbers in "So Much Love," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Breakfast in Bed," "Just One Smile," "I Don't Want to Hear About It Anymore," and "Just a Little Lovin'" and three bonus tracks: an unreleased version of "What Do You Do When Love Dies," "Willie & Laura Mae Jones" and "That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)." It's truly a disc deserving of its classic status.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2012
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0081227972493
catalogNumber: 8214
Rank: 327

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Springfield   Primary Artist
Bobby Wood   Piano
Sweet Inspirations   Background Vocals
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Tommy Cogbill   Bass Guitar
Bobby Emmons   Organ,Conga,Electric Piano
Mike Leach   Conga
Reggie Young   Guitar,Sitar

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Eddie Hinton   Composer
John Hurley   Composer
Ed Kollis   Engineer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Gene Orloff   Director
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer

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Dusty In Memphis 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Skye5 More than 1 year ago
Exceptional album. Dusty's masterpiece.