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Michael Fremer Rated 9/11 Music, 9/11 Sonics!
Stereophile Recording of the Month, February 2012! Five Stars for Performance and Five Stars for Sonics!!!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHearent Audio from the Original Master tapes! Pressed At Quality Record Pressings On 45rpm 200g Vinyl!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 89/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Son of a Preacher Man" - Rated 242/500!
Britain's greatest pop diva Dusty Springfield was the finest white soul singer
of her era and this landmark Atlantic Records album from 1969 is a masterpiece,
a perfect marriage of pop and soul...contains her top 10 hit "Son Of A Preacher
Man" plus several other hit singles and classic tracks...
Stereophile Magazine's Recording of the Month 5/5 Stars for both Performance and Sonics!!!
this album, her debut for Atlantic Records, gave her career permanent relevance
the higher groove velocity has made possible the extended high frequencies and lower noise that make this edition A Marvel of Sound." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, February 2012, pg. 129
Originally released in 1969, the concept for Dusty In Memphis was to take
England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music which had inspired
her. Produced by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom
Dowd, the record's highlights include "Son Of A Preacher Man," "So Much Love,"
"Breakfast In Bed," "Just One Smile," "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore" and
"Just A Little Lovin'". Springfield is backed by a crack band that had
previously worked with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis and Elvis
Presley among others. The musicians - collectively known as the Memphis Cats -
include guitarist Reggie Young, bassist Tommy Cogbill, drummer Gene Chrismann,
pianist Bobby Wood and Bobby Emmons on organ and electric piano. Songwriting
contributions came from, among others, Randy Newman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin,
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Dusty Springfield is one of the finest white soul
singers of her era, and this is the undisputed proof.
"Born in London, Springfield was a great soul singer hidden inside a white
British pop queen racking up Motown-style hits such as "I Only Want to Be With
You" when Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler brought her way down South, to
Memphis, to make this album. She was so intimidated by the idea of recording
with session guys from her favorite Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding hits that
she never sang a note there. Her vocals were overdubbed in New York. But the
result was blazing soul and sexual honesty ("Breakfast in Bed," "Son of a
Preacher Man") that transcended both race and geography." -
"Dusty In Memphis" was picked as the #9 coolest record of all time in the April
11, 2002 issue of Rolling Stone and chosen by Mojo magazine as one of the best
100 albums ever released... a recognized classic around the world! Simply put,
"Dusty in Memphis" is one of the greatest blue eyed soul albums of all time! A
certified classic and must have for any collection!
"...controlled passion, directly communicative, and finally released from the bounds mediocre mastering. A classic re-invented. Very highly recommended for the music, for the mastering and for the superbly detailed pressing quality too from Quality Record Pressing." - Michael Fremer, www.analogplanet.com, Music 9/11, Sound 9/11!
"Springfield was white and English but sang as if born with black American soul. In 1968, newly signed to Atlantic and under the tutelage of its star producer Wexler, she went to the mecca of Dixie R&B to record the gospel-tinged Dusty in Memphis. She ended up doing her vocals in New York, but no matter: Her deep, heated voice captured the carnal fire of the South." - Rolling Stone
45rpm 200g Vinyl
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Mastered by Kevin Gray at CoHearent Audio from the Original Master tapes!
Dusty Springfield, vocals
Gene Chrisman, drums
Reggie Young, guitar, sitar
Tommy Cogbill, bass, guitar
Bobby Emmons, organ, electric piano, conga
Bobby Wood, piano
Mike Leach, conga
The Sweet Inspirations, background vocals
LP1 - Side 1:
1. Just A Little Lovin'
2. So Much Love
3. Son Of A Preacher Man
LP1 - Side 2:
1. I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
2. Don't Forget About Me
3. Breakfast In Bed
LP2 - Side 3:
1. Just One Smile
2. The Windmills Of Your Mind
3. In The Land Of Make Believe
LP2 - Side 4:
1. No Easy Way Down
2. I Can't Make It Alone