Sunday, 20 April 2014

Retro Easter Sunday: 6

Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis

Talk about finding your feet!
Apparently Dusty was nervous at stepping outside of her comfort zone and into the a studio full of exotic 'Memphis Cats'. Initial intimidation became a challenge to which she was more than worthy. Her taste and modesty stopped her from becoming overwhelmed by the band's undoubtable musicality. The chops were garnered and did nowt but support the sublime delivery which was as vulnerable as it was sexy. As well as that familiar brassy tone, there's a softness in of delivery that sweetens every song.
Just listen to the voice and the awesome arrangement of 'Song of a Preacher Man'. The warmth of the brass, the rooted drumming and twitchy, inventive bass playing is just brilliant.


  1. Great album. A true classic. Did you listen to the Justin Townes Earle album I mentioned on the blog? It's got that Memphis sound but up to date. :)

  2. Are you looking over my shoulder?

  3. One of my all time favourite albums.