Dusty... Definitely

Dusty... Definitely

by Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield

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Recorded in Britain only slightly prior to or at about the same time as Dusty in Memphis in August and September 1968, Dusty Definitely, which was not issued in the US, was a more pointedly pop production. As was the case with several of her 1960s albums, it explored a bunch of directions besides soul and rock, some well, some not so well. The cover of Erma Franklin/Big Brother's "Piece of My Heart" (titled "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart" here for some reason) was excellent and would have been way up to par for inclusion in Dusty in Memphis, and "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone" was pretty storming blue-eyed Motown-styled soul. On the other hand, the covers of Charles Aznavour's "Who (Will Take My Place)" and Bacharach-David's "This Girl's in Love with You" put her forth as an interpreter of popular ballad standards that could have been done for the most mainstream cabaret gig. The readings of Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" and the more obscure, but beautiful and lilting, "Morning" fell between the polar extremes, and were quite worthy. John Paul Jones, who was only just joining Led Zeppelin at the time, arranged a couple of the hotter cuts ("Piece of My Heart" and "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone"). All but two of the songs were reissued on the Rhino collection Dusty in London, a 24-track survey of her British sessions from 1968-1971.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2009
Label: Spectrum Audio Uk
UPC: 0731453823228
catalogNumber: 5382322
Rank: 50830

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Springfield   Primary Artist
Keith Mansfield   Conductor

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer
Dusty Springfield   Producer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Norma Tanega   Composer
Larry Weiss   Composer
Charles Aznavour   Composer
Bemshi   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Cornelius Grant   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Mauricio Mendoca   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Roger Wake   Remixing
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Teddy Vann   Composer
Harry Middlebrooks   Composer
John Franz   Producer
Keith Mansfield   Arranger
Mike Shapiro   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer

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