Then & Now
Jun 30, 2008 05:00PM
● By Super Admin
Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield.
Before Amy Winehouse rode her smash hit “Rehab” to Grammy gold, Dusty Springfield revolutionized white-soul with her singular style and smoky sound. Dusty in Memphis, her soulful breakthrough album, features such bluesy classics as “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Just a Little Lovin.” This record is a timeless testament to a one-of-a-kind talent.
If Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” and Stax Records produced a modern-day album, it would be Rockferry by Duffy — a staggering good collection of tracks from an even better artist; a Welsh chanteuse often compared to Dusty Springfield. Fueled by the hit song “Mercy,” this debut album sounds old but is more relevant than most.
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