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Dusty in Memphis (1969)

Dusty Springfield
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Pop music, Soul music

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Dusty in Memphis is a landmark album by Dusty Springfield, released in 1969. It was produced by Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom Dowd. "So Much Love", "Son of a Preacher Man", "The Windmills Of Your Mind", "Breakfast in Bed", "Just One Smile", "I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore", and "Just a Little Lovin'" are some of the album's songs. Dusty in Memphis is frequently included in lists of the greatest albums of all time.
Hoping to reinvigorate her career and boost her credibility, Dusty Springfield turned to the roots of soul music. She signed with Atlantic Records, home label of one of her soul music idols, Aretha Franklin. Although she had sung R&B songs before, she had never released an entire album solely of R&B songs. She began recording an album in Memphis, Tennessee, where some notable blues musicians had grown up. The Memphis sessions at the American Sound Studios were recorded by the A team of Atlantic Records. It included producers Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, the back-up singers Sweet Inspirations and the instrumental band Memphis Cats, led by guitarist Reggie Young and bassist Tommy Cogbill. The Memphis Cats had previously backed Wilson

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Tracks

2:18 Just a Little Lovin'
2:52 Don't Forget About Me
2:57 Breakfast in Bed
2:42 Just One Smile
3:57 I Can't Make It Alone
2:25 Son-Of-A Preacher Man
3:51 The Windmills of Your Mind
3:11 I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore
3:11 No Easy Way Down
3:31 So Much Love
2:32 In the Land of Make Believe
2:42 Just One Smile
3:11 I Don't Want to Hear It Anymore
3:57 I Can't Make It Alone
2:52 Don't Forget About Me
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