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Dusty In Memphis

Dusty Springfield

1969

Dusty In Memphis

Album Summary

Dusty in Memphis is the fifth studio album by English singer Dusty Springfield. Initial sessions were recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, while Springfield's final vocals and the album's orchestral parts were recorded at Atlantic Records' New York City studios. The album was released on 18 January 1969 in the United States by Atlantic Records, and Philips Records distributed the record outside the U.S. Springfield worked on the album 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. Dusty in Memphis sold poorly upon its initial release, despite featuring one of Springfield's top-10 UK hits, "Son of a Preacher Man". It has since been generally acclaimed as her best work and one of the greatest albums of all time. Music critic Robert Christgau called it "the all-time rock-era torch record" and included it in his "Basic Record Library" of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981). In 2001, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.In 2020, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In its official press release, the library stated that despite its modest sales when first released, "over time, Dusty in Memphis grew in stature to become widely recognized as an important album by a woman in the rock era."

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Rating

3.49

Votes

4826

Genres

  • Pop
  • Folk
  • Soul
  • Jazz
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5

This record is a beautiful snowglobe of the late 60s period. Classy, perfectly arranged orchestrations gently roll down like snowflakes on a landscape and Dusty's voice glows gold with the warmth of the hearth.

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I know 3-4 song but Ive never listened to this album. I think I've always been a little confused about her name. Is she related yo buffalo springfield? Such moody and cinematic music. The songs often take me on a start-finish journey rather than feel refrain-repeat style. I really enjoy this album and will definitely return to listen again. She reminds me of Aretha Franklin but much sappier and I'm a sucker for sappy 70's.

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Figure maternelle de la famille Springfield, Dusty s'impose neammoins comme la numero 1 de cette caste de chanteurs. Le titre The Windmils of Your Mind s'impose déjà comme l'un des tauliers du générateur. Néammoins, on se retrouve un peu dérangé par les nombreuses accusations de vulgarité à son encontre, entre ses jupes extremement courtes, sa descente de whisky qui ferait rougir un pilier de bar, ou encore cette phrase, sortie du contexte d'une escapade nocturne avec son amant gérant d'un club de moto: "tape dans l'fond j'suis pas ta mère". La famille Springfield reste ce qu'elle est, une famille bourrée de talent musicalement parlant, mais une famille également très rustique socialement parlant.

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Smooth, soulful, enjoyable. beautiful voice

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Dusty's voice isn't just sexy, it's sex-positive, feeling its way around intimacy with warmth and tenderness. She's the Queen of the Afterglow. What transforms this from an album by a great singer to a great album full stop is how sympathetic the players are to her movements. They don't just watch her go deep into her feelings, they follow her down. Chief among them: Arif Mardin, whose swelling and lilting string and horn arrangements are the love interest to Dusty’s come-hither voice. The organic development of these songs--Dusty and the band built them from the ground up, rather than her just rocking up and following sheet music like she was used to--allows her to grow roots in the material, which is top-tier stuff from big-hitters including Bacharach, Newman, and Goffin/King. Whether reliving a sexual awakening with the preacher’s son, mollifying him/her with (I’m sure not just) breakfast in bed, bidding a rueful farewell, building her world upon a smile, or being driven mad by gossip heard through cheap walls, she fully inhabits her roles. These songs have an emotional life of their own, lived in and lived through by one of the most sensitive singers of all.

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I am not familiar with Dusty Springfield as a singer at all, but I am familiar with a couple of Dusty’s songs covered from other artists like both Son of A Preacher Man and Breakfast In Bed from Joan Osborne’s two albums: Early Recordings (1996) and Breakfast In Bed (2007) and The Windmills Of Your Mind from Alison Moyet's Voice (2004) album. Another slight connection factor for me is the Memphis/American Sound Studios from several Elvis Presley recordings from 1969 and I do hear that Memphis/American Sound Studios sound in Dusty’s songs on this album. Being a fan of post-punk and 80’s music. I know that Morrissey from The Smiths also loved the poignant and maudlin performances of female singers such as Dusty Springfield and Sandie Shaw who were a considerable influence on him growing up in Manchester England. Since this my first listen to Dusty Springfield, she has a particularly good voice with clear diction. I usually do not listen this type of Easy Listening Pop, but I like it and this album does have high replayability factor. I am pleased to hear how good and consistent all the songs are. The mono release is also excellent. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, I see that Dusty Springfield’s debut album, A GIRL CALLED DUSTY, is listed under # 0045, so I am looking forward to listening to this when it appears Rate Artist: Dusty Springfield (4.5) Rate Album (Year): Dusty in Memphis (1969 Original) (5) Rate Album (Year): Dusty in Memphis (1992 Re-issue) (5) Rate Album (Year): Dusty in Memphis (1999 Deluxe Edition) (4.5) Rate Album (Year): Dusty in Memphis (2002 Re-issue) (5)

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Beautiful album from British icon, Dusty Springfield. I have never listened to this album in its entirety but have only heard the pop hits from her, but it causes me to dig deeper. I bet she could put on a show! **Classic record that I need to grab used sometime

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Je me réveillai ce jeudi matin en ouvrant mon téléphone et remarquai instantanément que celui-ci avait été souillé de messages par l'inévitable ltrapeze: "Il faut absolument que tu écoutes la huitième piste de l'album du jour !" me menaçait-il. Je me rendormis. Lors de mon second réveil, de nouveaux messages étaient venus se glisser dans mon téléphone sans que je m'en aperçoive. Ils étaient tous signés de la main du turbulent ltrapeze : "Mais réveille-toi enfin !!" répétait-il à tue-tête. Je lançai soudain l'album et fus rapidement arrivé à ladite huitième piste. Et quelle ne fut pas ma surprise d'entendre une version grossièrement remixée d'une chanson très chère à mon cœur : celle de ses moulins, justement. Observez un peu comme le texte est traduit: The Moulins of My Heart Like a pierre that we jette In the living water of a ruisseau Qui leaves behind elle des thousands de rounds dans la wasser Du machst tourner von deinem Name die Moulinen von meinem Hertz Luft in den Nase (ja), Luft in den Nase So wie Dylan (oh Junge), So wie Dylan Et ainsi de suite... Je serais le dernier étonné d'apprendre que Michel Legrand se soit retourné dans sa tombe au moment d'entendre cette reprise, et qu'il ait même effectué une rotation à 360 degrés pour rendre ses lettres de noblesse à son texte. N'en déplaise à ltrapeze.

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Mehhhhh. White people soul. “Son of a Preacher Man” is great, but otherwise, I dunno.

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Best Song: Son Of A Preacher Man. The one song I'd heard before. The only one where the singer (or her vocal object) seems to have an ounce of agency. How did this righteous song end up in the middle of all this wrist-wringing? Worst Song: So Much Love. Real weepy and pathetic lyrics that feel like they are entirely undone by the very next song. Overall: Entirely forgettable except for the one song that managed to escape the melodramatic clutches of the rest. Each song is dripping with cheese and sounds like it is intended to be listened to while staring forlornly out of a rain-covered window. I also dislike how none of the songs know how to end, instead just fading out into nothingness.

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Very good

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Yeh, great

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This is so easy listening. Every song is a banger

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Love me some dusty. A great blue-eyed soul album. Close your eyes and listen to son of a preacher man.

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Love, favorite yet

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Spit song from Hadestown inspiration-windmills of your mind

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What an amazing album!

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Initially thought I wasn't going to like it, but to my surprise it was pretty good! I liked hearing The Windmills of your Mind - I added it to my spotify playlist. A classic and a beautiful voice

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Dusty! After 2 Dusty albums on this list, I have a newfound appreciation for her. I had always known "of" her, but never intentionally listened to her. This album is better than "A Girl Called Dusty", and nearly gets to 5 stars for "Preacher Man" alone. What a great, great album.

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Fucking awesome. Dope chill vibes

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Yeah this was good

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Gran voz, buena instrumentación. A pesar de que todo gira en torno al canto, las cuerdas le dan un toque muy "espectacular". La batería disfrutable en todo el disco, pero sobre todo en Breakfast in Bed. Me gustó también la letra mareadora cantinflesca tintanesca de The Windmills of Your Mind. Song of a Preacher Man siento que ya la había escuchado, tiene un ritmito padre. En general no le pongo ningún pero a ninguna pieza, seguramente lo volveré a escuchar algún día pa ver con cuáles me quedo. Mood: Voz sexy-sad, una ex Adele.

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Wonderful 👏

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Loved it. Class melodies and vocals

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Hay demasiadas pocas mujeres en esta lista, oigan. Y Joni la que no debería ser nombrada Mitchell está sobre representada. En fin. Gran disco. Bello, elegante, sutil, sincero, artificioso, brillante, romántico, pre-rock and roll, fabuloso. Dusty tiene una voz como de humo, la original chica de humo.

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5

Another classic record on this list. I take a lot of these records for granted because they have been in the catalog for so long. Dusting this one off and giving it a recent spin reminded me of what a great soulful album this was.

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Smooth.

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Dusty is just a great singer. This album was well-produced too. Nailed it.

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5

Yes, yes, yes! City's dusky voice excels throughout this excel-lent album. Every track is brilliant but Windmills of your Mind blows mine!!

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just a little lovin' is pretty good. it's good! love it!

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Wonderful.

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Son of a preaching man Yowza Just a little loving This why to do the album generator

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5

Dusty Springfield has such a beautiful voice. The Windmills of Your Mind could be a Bond song.

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5

Phenomenal. I loved every second of it.

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No comment needed

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What a great album.

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Such a golden, glittery feeling of warm nostalgia.

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5

Soulful vibes fr all the way through. Soul music just does something else to me. easy 9/10

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Such a beautiful, soulful voice.

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What a pleasant surprise! I haven’t heard of her before, but now I see why she is a legend! Great album, crystal clear voice, great production. I loved it!

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An album with earworms!

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A week in, this is the first album by a female artist I've come across. Not only that, but decades on Dusty In Memphis comes with its own queer reading. Like "Breakfast In Bed" - super gay and super heartbreaking, n'est-ce pas? This album is another one where it's clear of the influence it would have on future artists. While some of the songs are very familiar, it's a comforting sense of familiarity. Auntie Dusty is here and everything will be alright.

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5

Worth many replays! 5/5

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smooth, nice voice and I like the vibes

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This album is amazing. Great from end to end with fantastic production quality.

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10/10 based af

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Wow. What a versatile voice she has. A bit of cheese on here, but in the lovable sense. There are other 5 star albums on this list that I feel are better constructed than this one, but purely for replayability and enjoyable aspects this has to be a 5 star selection for me. Fave track is son of a preacher man. Duh.

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Very soulful and easy to listen to. I loved hearing The Sweet Inspirations singing background and of course “Son of a Preacher Man.”

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Sublime 6 stars

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Amazingly soulful sounds and fantastic instrumentation.

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I loved this album. After this I wanna keep listening to Dusty's work

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I really enjoyed this album

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So great. Had to listen twice.

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I think I just fell in love. One of the most soulful records I've ever heard.

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One of my all-time favourite albums. probably the greatest blue-eyed soul record ever. Son of a preacher Man is the big single, but it is the sofetr, sexier tracks that I really dig (Breakfast in Bed, Alittle Loving, I Don't Want to Hear it). Dusty doesn't try to compete with Aretha, but leans into her more tender, more intimate style. This is a wonderful blend of Bacharach and the funky Memphis sound. She was almost too intimidated to record these songs, but thank god she did. I love this album.

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Perfection.

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I get why it’s considered a classic to this day. Dusty’s voice is exquisite, and the highlight throughout the album. She just sucks you in; it feels like Sunday morning sensuality, oozing with romantic yearning. My favorite tracks are “Just a Little Lovin’”, “So Much Love”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore”, “Breakfast in Bed”, “Just One Smile”, “In the Land of Make Believe”, “No Easy Way Down”, and “I Can’t Make It Alone”

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Love her!

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Beautiful, lyrics taking you on a subtly sensual path. Dusty’s voice is smooth and melodic with clear diction such that you can appreciate where each song takes you.

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Like father like son. Femi adds a touch of western songcraft to his fathers Afro agit funk which probably makes this easier for newbies, but the beat and the commitment is still there. Recommended.

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5

Lovely. Songs I knew but didn't know her.

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Great music for getting it on

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YEEEAAAHHHH!!! WOOOOOOOO!!

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Soulful wonder.

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Don’t forget about me is my favorite

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I love this album so much and every time I listen to it want to listen to it more. Dusty Springfield is perfect for Memphis. “Son of a Preacher Man” is a powerhouse hit, but there is so much else to love here. There’s a wistful quality Dusty brings to even the upbeat tracks. No one does love, loss and hope like her. I love every song.

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5

Springfield's full, soulful voice is the perfect instrument for these timeless tunes. Beautiful.

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5

I was not familiar with most of these tracks, and I am so glad to have been introduced. A lovely album!

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I have not spent enough time with Dusty Springfield, apparently. (Not the first time this has happened in this project, but I'm definitely feeling it today.) I've always loved her smoky, soulful voice in the hits I know. I would say her voice was unique, but I like the idea that this album was the prototype for the wonderful wave of British female singers of the 2000s. I definitely appreciate and get that idea (as well as that she gave credit to Peggy Lee and Aretha Franklin as influences) but I would still always be able to pick her voice out. Anyway, this is just the thing for the end of a long, hard day, with soft lights and a glass of wine. Lovely.

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5

Didn't need to listen to this again. The songs and the voice live in my heart already.

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First time hearing this, and fuck it’s perfect isn’t it?

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That's gotta be a 5

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It was so good I listened twice. The second tin through was even better.

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Dusty is perfect

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5

Again, it's Dusty. But this time the songs are even more consistently brilliant.

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4

fun, some iconic songs, amazing vocals from dusty, great bombastic instrumentals

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4

Found a song that was sampled in a few hip hop songs: Son of a Preacher Man. It was a different sound for me. The sounds were very relaxing.

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Good stuff

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En klassiker med hittet fra Pulp fiction, Son of a preacherman Fint album med flere lækre numre på.

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0002 - Good album for a weekend afternoon chilling at home

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Really good thanks dolly parton

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Haven’t finished it yet- but wow what a voice.

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Beautiful voice

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liked it

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70'er film musik

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Really enjoyed it, would listen again for sure. Very polished, worth the listen.

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4

Not my favorite genre, but she's amazing. Should be 4.5 stars.

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That was lovely and excellent. Grew up in High Wycombe. Who knew?!

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4

Good album, peaceful evening music.

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Voz suave com alguns clássicos, sempre me agrada.

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4

Nice album. The first part touched me more than the last tracks. Not a vinyl buy, but a very good album.

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Somehow so dumb I never realized Dusty Springfield was English. Son of a Preacher Man ha e a special place in my heart for obvious reasons.

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4

Some of the songs were lovely, but it felt like a glance back in time. Such warmth!

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O álbum que estava tocando quando sua mãe ou seu pai estavam sendo concebidos.

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Classic R&B

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Classic rock is classic.

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What a great voice!

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Not too bad

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The only Chole that could ever teach me..

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Good record, fantastic artist. Son of a Preacher Man is an all-time favorite song.

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Beautiful album, one of those important works that you know are lingering around but never actually get to listen, until you do.

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Very smooth and easy to listen to with many tuneful & eddying flips. Rusted on classics such as Preacher Man & Windmills are great.

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Pues muy agradable, la voz de Dusty me gusta y aquí hay canciones muy chidas para ella. Quizá entre mis preferidas estén "So Much Love", "Son of a Preacher Man" y "The Windmills of Your Mind". Mucha balada, pero la instrumentación on point. 8/10

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4

A surprisingly excellent album. Amazing vocals and accompaniments.

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Surprisingly a mellow listen. Old school with the great female solo acts.

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the windmills of your mind is a great tune, son of a preacher man is good

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A moving, talented singer and series of performances. First three - through Son of a Preacher Man - are all top notch.

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Lovely stuff

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Loved it

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Very nice, and it was a joy to listen to Son of a preacher man properly again, superb song.

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surprisingly good!

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Obviously son of a preacher man is one of the best songs ever created, but also many other dreamy lyrics expertly delivered. No wonder they call her dusty this album is from 1969.

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soulful easy listening orchestral oldie vibes. Infinite nostalgia and feels

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Suppose

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Dusty is a very Memphis name for a girl from Camden isn't it? Epic Spector-esque strings. The sort of music Sean Connery's Bond would stick on on a Sunday afternoon if he ever got a day off. Which he obviously doesn't because he's James Bond.

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Heerlijk wat een mooie nummers. Scherpe songteksten, ik moest regelmatig gniffelen..

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Son of a Preacher Man is great, but most of the other songs weren't my thing. Rated 4/5 because I can tell she's very talented, just not my genre!

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4

A very nice listen. Dusty has a graceful voice that's always appreciated. The album is at it's best when the songs find footing to elevate Dusty's voice, like in Windmills of Your Mind and Son of a Preacher Man. If I didn't know any better, I'd think Windmills was a James Bond song. Overall a treat.

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Hadn't listened to much Dusty before other than the uniquitous son of a preacher man. The album is much more soulful and R&B than I expected. Some great builds and swells. "Don't forget about me" has some fun little wiggling keys. Love the build-up on "Breakfast in Bed". Sounds like great energy for a great day. "Windmills of your Mind", suddenly bossa nova, where did that come from? Don't mind it though, kind of a nice change up. Ohh picking up some energy now toward the end of the track. Much more well-rounded of an album that I was expecting. Some interesting detours.

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Dusty's in Motown. Dusty's in Manhattan. I don't know much about Dusty. More familiar with her brother Buffalo. But one thing I know is she's English. With a name like Dusty, it was her destiny to take a trip to America and cut a soul record in the south. This album really knocked it out for me. Some beautiful chord progressions. Tons of expression and range in her voice. I bet the studio musicians are a bunch of hired guns that have a power name like the Wrecking Crew or Muscle Shoals. I love when they go double time in "I Can't Make it Alone". Why wasn't this album huge? Maybe America had moved on from blue-eyed soul at this point and on to the Eagles? A great discovery in 2021. A

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Jag tycker faktiskt att detta är supermysigt, hade nästan gett 4,5. Men det blir en 4 <33

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Good end-to-end. Son of a preacher man. Listened twice and would listen again.

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4

Masterful crescendos throughout the album. Doesn't even include my favourite Dusty song, but it's a ripper of an album.

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Actually good lol

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A gentle easy listening album of country and Americana standby's. In the Deluxe Edition, it is easy to feel as if you are at an old show.

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Liked the soul tunes, juxtaposition with more jazzy chord changes & melodies. Loved Don't Want to Hear it Anymore, opening track. Preacher Man is timeless.

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טיפה מוזר, איכשהו גם דומה וגם לא דומה לאלבום הקודם, רוב השירים מוזרים לי אבל נשמעים טוב ויש שירים ממש יפים

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Soulful and romantic.

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Very nice

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I'm giving this album solely because it was a pleasant surprise to hear Son of a Preacher Man! I never bothered to find out who sang the song. #PulpFictionFan

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Classic crooner.

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Very nice album with alot of good songs, the singer has a very good voice and the melodies are very calming and bring a jazzy feeling to each song. The most popular song is Son Of A Preacher Man and not without reason, it is a very nice song, but my favorite has to be So Much Love. Overall very nice to listen to. 9/10

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What a voice

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35. Três cherry caminham no passeio. O Patriarca Cherry, a Progenitora Cherry e o Recém-Cherry. O Recém-Cherry começa a ficar para trás e o Patriarca fica deveras furibundo. Volta atrás, aplica-lhe um corretivo com a prensa e diz: Molho para batatas. MotA: Son of a Preacher Man "Just a little lovin' early in the morning / Beats a cup of coffee for starting off the day"

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Folksy and smooth, but I did think to myself that my mom probably jammed out to this album during her first breakup. Haha. Very much sad girl love songs.

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mmmmmm some good vibes on this!

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Lekker plaatje voor op de zondagmiddag. Leverde meer aha herkenningsmomentjes op dan verwacht. Mix is echt jaren 60 met een drummer vol op rechts.

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Heerlijke muziek om na een avondje flink los gaan (als we nog weten hoe dat moet) richting huis te rijden. Ik zie die zaterdagavonden alleen in de auto wel zitten met dit album. Dit album bevat zowel bekende als onbekende liedjes, maar ik hoor vooral verschillende instrumenten die elkaar aanvullen. De stem van Dusty past daar als instrument perfect bij. Elk nummer is een mooie melodieuze symfonie. Het nadeel van dit album is dat de nummers vrij snel afgelopen zijn. Voor mij is "Don't Forget About Me" de nieuwe ontdekking van dit album.

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4

Mooi, rustig album. Een aantal bekende(re) nummers. Niet iets wat ik dagelijks luister.

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Levyn alku lähti mukavan viipyilevästi unisissa aamutunnelmissa, mutta livahti sitten vähän enemmän sellaiseen iskelmään. Hittinä tietysti Son of a Preacherman. Dustyn ääni oli ehkä miksattu vähän liian hiljaiselle, minun mielestäni sitä olisi kannattanut korostaa vähän enemmän. Hyvää kamaa silti, aika vahvaa laulua valkoiselta naiselta.

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Pretty good

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Without a doubt the greatest blue-eyed soul album pf the 20th century. This album is nothing like her pop hits of her prior years (except maybe this album's "The Windmills of Your Mind"), and I'd say she mastered the Memphis sound very quickly. There are lines building up that I would fear to be hard to listen to, but Dusty pulls them off in a soothing manner. The voice is the highlight for me, but the strings are beautifully arranged, and I also love the horn interjections. "Son of a Preacher Son" is the classic, and I now appreciate it much more now that I'm able to listen to it closely and it context with the rest of the album. The orchestra of "The Windmills of Your Mind" is unbelievably impressive (but does not fit in well). Favorite Songs: "Just a Little Lovin", "Son of a Preacher Man", "Breakfast in Bed", "No Easy Way Down"

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This is adult contemporary pop music at its best. Beautiful songs and a beautiful voice 4.5 🌟

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Chill/relaxing vibe. Great vocals and instrument delivery.

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Favourite Tracks: So Much Love, Son of a Preacher Man, Don't Forget About Me, Breakfast in Bed. The backing singers Sweet Inspirations really help to elevate the songs (shout out to Whitney Houston's mum!)

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However, the album's best-known track, "Son of a Preacher Man", was not among these, and was originally written with the idea of submitting it to Aretha Franklin. (Franklin cut her own version of the song in 1969 after Springfield's single reached the #10 position in the Billboard Hot 100.) The recording was a challenge for Wexler. In his book Rhythm and the Blues, Wexler wrote that out of all the songs that were initially submitted to Springfield for consideration, "she approved exactly zero." For her, he continued, "to say yes to one song was seen as a lifetime commitment."[9] Springfield disputed this, saying she did choose two: "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Just a Little Lovin'".[10] He was surprised, given Dusty's talent, by her apparent insecurity. Springfield later attributed her initial unease to a very real anxiety about being compared with the soul greats who had recorded in the same studios. Eventually Dusty's final vocals were recorded in New York.[11] Additionally, Springfield stated that she had never before worked with just a rhythm track, and that it was the first time she had worked with outside producers, having self-produced her previous recordings (something for which she never took credit). During the Memphis sessions in November 1968, Springfield suggested to the heads of Atlantic Records that they should sign the newly formed Led Zeppelin group. She knew the band's bass player John Paul Jones, who had backed her in concerts before. Without having ever seen them and largely on Dusty's advice,[12] the record company signed the group with a $143,000 advance. (Mick Wall (2005). "No Way Out": 83.) Despite modest sales, it was the first of a small wave of "in Memphis"-style albums that were recorded by pop singers at American Recording Studios.

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Real smooth and soulful pop music.

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Este es uno de los discos que más me ha sorprendido de la lista. No recuerdo haber escuchado nunca acerca de "Dusty", aunque "Son of a Preacher" me resulta familiar, quizá por haber escuchado un cover alguna vez. Me agrada mucho lo versátil de su voz: queda muy bien con soul, o con blues, o con folk. Su timbre de voz es muy fresco y agradable. Me sorprende que ella no haya llegado a ser más popular.

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En algún momento me versé sobre Dusty Springfield gracias a Quentin Tarantino. Aunque no es tan emotivo como esperaba para un álbum titulado… en Memphis, sigue siendo muy bueno. La falta de soul en algunos lugares realmente no tiene nada que ver con Springfield, sino más con los acompañamientos instrumentales. Esperaría un álbum lleno de trompetas de Memphis, pero en cambio obtenemos demasiadas canciones con cuerdas. De esas canciones con grandes metales están la obviamente estelar "Son of a Preacher Man". Ah, y por cierto antes de decir o compararla, no olvidar que esta mujer con todo ese soul es del Reino Unido, en realidad creo que para su época fue la única exponente del país que tiene ese nivel. No recordaba todo el disco después de haberlo escuchado hace tantos años pero es enteramente disfrutable tanto como para sentarse a escucharlo como para tenerlo de fondo, sin llegar a ser el pináculo musical.

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Son of a preacher man

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This is actually a great album.

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Son of a Preacher Man is one of the best songs of the sixties, rest of the album is solid, very solid.

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Wow! How have I missed listening to Dusty Springfield properly before. Her voice is amazing. The arrangements and melodies aren't my favourite kind of soul, but it's great to listen to nonetheless.

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4

Great album. Note to revisit.

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Son of a preacher man was my favorite off this album. The album also opens with a song about how everyone should have a little lovin’ in the morning. Nice easy listen

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Son Of A Preacher 10/10 Ellers fint album med mange rolige sanger, gode tekster. Give me breakfast in bed baby.

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nice

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Nice

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More wonderful soul. Love to hear it

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Good blue eyed soul. Dusty Springfield gives some classic performances on this record that highlight her incredible voice. I find the influence of black music very interesting especially when one thinks about how it is repackaged for popular consumption.

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4

Good album, beautiful vocals

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she can really sing, some good songs on there, hadn't heard her windmills of your mind before - awesome

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Easy listening

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She has a nice voice. Reminds me of Karen Carpenter in some of her style. There is a good variety of songs as well, most of which suit her voice.

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Tres nice. Camsonne vraiment bien j’ai adore. 4.75. Une deuxieme ecoute vaudrait un 5 carje lmnote pour remttre a la maison.

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This is a set of songs carefully selected to highlight the singing talent. The production is excellent and it delivers. It warrants a complete listen each time rather than picking out individual tracks.

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Ist das Country?

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White Memphis soul. Some classics, but a little too heavy on the syrupy strings.

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uh this album was really fun. Son of a Preacher Man is just hella catchy. and there were some other fun ones. in the land of make believe was great. i think the heartfelt tone / old timeish feel is good background music for me?

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Can't complain about Dusty's vocals, truely excellent. The music backing it is pretty nice too, suits her voice perfectly. The songs themselves were good, though for some reason I couldn't get into Son of a Preacher Man. Prefered Windmills In Your Mind, Don't Forget About Me and So Much More to one of her biggest hits.

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Son of a preacher man = Klassiker :D mochte ich mehr, als ich gedacht hätte

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Love it. "Breakfast in Bed," are you kidding me? Such a good tune. Suck it, Adele.

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How to fairly review this? Everything is perfectly listenable, so begin at three stars. Some of the arrangements are really soupy - minus one. Plus one for Dusty's voice - she could sing my car insurance policy to me. And add one for the combined effort of 'Son of a Preacher Man' and 'Windmills of Your Mind'? Four stars seems about right. Not huge on torch songs, but this is about as good as they get.

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Son of a Preacher Man is a good enough song that this album could get 4 stars based just on that. The fact that the whole album maintains that same vibe and that there are a few other good songs here (like No Easy Way Down) makes it a solid 4 for me.

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Sultry country blues torch singing

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i really liked this one

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faster pace then her other album which is good

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A '60s pop album with orchestra instrumentals and classic soul-ish vocals. Definitely dusty. But not without pleasant surprises. I enjoyed this thirty minute jam, despite the 60 year old dusts. While it isn't the finest wine around, it still aged like one.

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Yah

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Come to Brazil pls

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Slatt

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Epic ftw

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Almost every song is a banger.

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3rd listen. Really good album. For me it has improved each time I have heard it. It has gone from 2 to 3 stars and now I'm leaning towards 4/5 stars. At least half of the songs really shine. Standouts: Son of a Preacher Man, Breakfast in Bed, The Windmills of Your Mind, No Easy Way Down. 4/5

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Unexpectedly, I actually really enjoyed this album. It has good vocals and strong musical melodies. My favourite track is probably, 'Son of a preacher man'. While not a very unique opinion it is a brilliant song that is catchy and enjoyable. This album has led me into listening to more of Dusty's music which I had never properly listened to. So as an album, it has delivered everything it needed to.

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Preacher man is a top tune. Some good stuff

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Really good! Generally not my thing, but Dusty killed it with this one. Lyrics are powerful, melodies are catchy. Loved it.

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Son of a Preacher Man. Good song!

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Honestly, giving this 4 stars on the strength of "Son of a Preacher Man" alone. This version is so fucking good.

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Late 60's. Blue-eyed soul. Easy listening pop/rock. Really lovely voice. Makes me feel like I should be sipping fancy drinks in a classy lounge somewhere.

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Yes. It probably is Dusty in Memphis. I blame the pyramids. That said she sings like a warm cuddle.

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She got pipes. Son of a preacher will forever rang out very loud in my house.

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Forgive me music gods, I previously thought Dusty was a man, just from hearing the name here and there. Glad I heard this, these songs hit like a breezy summer Sunday morning.

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Pop-soul. Un megahit. Venga, un 4.

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Disc essencial del soul blanc, gravat amb alguns dels millors músics de l'època i la veu de Springfield acaparant l'atenció, sobretot en l'imprescindible 'Son of a Preacher Man', però també a altres clàssics indiscutibles com 'Just a Little Lovin'' o 'The Windmills of Your Mind'

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04/04/2022 Great voice! Better than "A Girl Called Dusty" and full of power!

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