Wednesday, November 15, 2006

151. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis (1969)

Track Listing

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


Dusty goes away from her physical roots but into her musical roots in this album, so Dusty goes to Memphis and makes a soul album. She's no Aretha but she is pretty good herself, and this album, although it doesn't stand out as a whole, has some tracks which are absolutely amazing.

Chief among the tracks that make this album great is Son Of A Preacher Man, made famous again in the 90's by its use in Pulp Fiction. Tt is a pretty great track irrespective of Uma Thurman associations. Unfortunately not all tracks are like this, but fortunately none of them is bad or boring, she is a pretty great performer, and her backing is pretty amazing throughout.

That said there are not particular "misses" in the album, but there are some track which don't particularly stand out, and when you compare it to albums by someone like Aretha Franklin it is frankly inferior, but definitely good enough to merit a place in this list. So listen to it either through Napster or by buying it from Amazon UK or US.

Track Highlights

1. Son Of A Preacher Man
2. Windmills Of Your Mind
3. Don't Forget About Me
4. Breakfast in Bed

Final Grade



Son Of A Preacher Man:

Harder, More, are just two of a number of crap safe-words in the world of BDSM.

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