Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis (1969/2013) DSF DSD64

Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis (1969/2013)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 42:04 minutes | 1,66 GB | Genre: R&B ,Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Analogue Productions

“Dusty in Memphis” is the fifth studio album by English singer Dusty Springfield. She recorded the album at American Sound Studio in Memphis with a team of musicians and producers that included Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd, conductor Gene Orloff, backing vocalists The Sweet Inspirations, bassist Tommy Cogbill, and guitarist Reggie Young. It featured one of her top-10 UK hits, “Son of a Preacher Man”. Although Dusty in Memphis sold poorly when it was first released by Atlantic Records in 1969, the album has since been acclaimed by critics as one of the greatest records of all-time and Springfield’s best work.

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. –AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger


1 Just A Little Lovin’ 2:16
2 So Much Love 3:29
3 Son Of A Preacher Man 2:26
4 I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore 3:09
5 Don’t Forget About Me 2:49
6 Breakfast In Bed 2:55
7 Just One Smile 2:40
8 The Windmills Of Your Mind 3:50
9 In The Land Of Make Believe 2:30
10 No Easy Way Down 3:09
11 I Can’t Make It Alone 3:53
Bonus tracks:
12 Willie And Laura Mae Jones 2:47
13 Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll) 2:57
14 What Do You Do When Love Dies 2:43

Dusty Springfield – vocals
Arif Mardin – producer, arranger, strings arranger, horns arranger
Tom Dowd – producer, arranger, horns arranger, engineer
Gene Orloff – conductor, arranger
The Sweet Inspirations – backing vocals
Reggie Young – guitar, sitar
Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar, guitar
Bobby Emmons – organ, piano, electric piano, congas
Bobby Wood – piano
Gene Chrisman – drums
Mike Leach – congas
Ed Kollis – harmonica

Recorded: Palace of Arts, Budapest, July 2009

Note: bonus tracks #12-14 source: SACD ISO

Recorded: September 1968 at American Sound Studios in Memphis; Dusty Springfield’s final vocals recorded in New York
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, DSD files created from the Analogue Productions SACD cutting master.




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