Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield – Classical Music Album


Dusty in Memphis is Dusty Springfield’s 5th studio album. The album was recorded in Memphis by AST (American Sound Studio) and released in January 1969 by Atlantic Records.

The album started out with a nice track called “I only want to dance with you” recorded with the help of the best musicians in Memphis and with the superb lyrics by Carol King and Jerry Goffin. The tracks have a great detail of depth while presenting an extremely simple and direct statement about love.

The album was selected by the Library of Congress, a research library, in 2020 to be preserved in the National Recording Registry for its cultural, historic, and aesthetically significant value. Dusty in Memphis has been named one of the greatest albums of all time. It is the 104th most prominently ranked record on critics all-time lists.

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Dusty in Memphis, received brilliant reviews on its release in the United Kingdom and the United States. The album had received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award by 2001 and was listed in the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone. The lead single from the album “Son of a Preacher Man” was released in November 1968, the song was written by Ronnie Wilkins and John Hurley. It ranked at number 10 on the US, UK, and international singles chart. It was featured in a scene of a movie “Pulp Fiction” in 1994 and the soundtrack ranked at No. 21 on the Billboard 200.

Dusty Springfield was born on 16 April 1939 in West Hampstead London. She died on 2nd March 1999. She was a record producer and English pop singer, her career extending from the late 1950s to the 1990s. Her solo career was started in 1963 with the pop hit songs “I only want to be with you” and “I just don’t know what to do with myself”. Springfield recorded the song “The look of love” for the James Bond parody movie Casino Royale.

 

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