Album of the Day
Dusty in Memphis
With her group The Springfields and solo, Dusty Springfield recorded a string of pop hits in the 1960s to emerge as one of Britain's finest female vocalists. But she'd always loved R&B, and after signing with Atlantic Records, she decamped to Tennessee with the label's Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd to make a full album in the style. DUSTY IN MEMPHIS features backing vocals by The Sweet Inspirations and instrumentation by the Memphis Cats (both of whom worked with Elvis Presley), and tracks like “Just A Little Lovin',” “The Windmills of Your Mind” and the Top Ten hit “Son of a Preacher Man” simmer and sizzle with soul. Cited by the likes of Rolling Stone, VH1, NME and Mojo as one of the 100 greatest albums of all time, DUSTY IN MEMPHIS has just been reissued on 180-gram vinyl.