Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis

Good morning audiophiles, today’s selection comes to us from January of 1969. It’s Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty in Memphis”. The late 60s and early 70s were definitely the golden era of Springfields (note: the golden era of cartoon Springfield is around 1997), you had Rick, Dusty, and who could forget Buffalo? Anywho, being a 60s album not from Stevie Wonder this one clocks in at a sparse 33 and a half minutes. So the club does not want to hear any whining about how you couldn’t get to it today. Because you can.

If you’re looking to Mannochi it for yourself, or if you simply like to giggle, give the “Reviews and Rankings” section of the wiki a looking over: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_in_memphis
Grooveshark is being a little annoying so here’s the tracklist. An interesting note (spoiler alert: great topic for discussion) is that you don’t see ole Dusty’s name in parentheses on any of these do you? (her last name is O’Brien)

Side A
“Just a Little Lovin'” (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 2:18
“So Much Love” (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 3:31
“Son of a Preacher Man” (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) – 2:29
“I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore” (Randy Newman) – 3:11
“Don’t Forget About Me” (Goffin, King) – 2:52
“Breakfast in Bed” (Eddie Hinton, Donnie Fritts) – 2:57
Side B
“Just One Smile” (Randy Newman) – 2:42
“The Windmills of Your Mind” (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 3:51
“In the Land of Make Believe” (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 2:32
“No Easy Way Down” (Goffin, King) – 3:11
I Can’t Make It Alone” (Goffin, King) – 3:57


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