Thursday, 15 June 2017
Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis1969 (1999 Rhino Deluxe Edition) Flac & mp3@320
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.
Wonderful blue eyed soul voice from the sixties. British female singer Dusty Springfield had a string of hits in the sixties on both sides of the ocean.
Frank Flac p1 & Flac p2 & Flac p3 - mp3@320 - mp3@320 p2