Sunday, July 6, 2014


I can't think of a better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than by listening to some Dusty Springfield. Today's tune is "Just a Little Lovin'" from the now classic 1969 record, "Dusty In Memphis".

Working with her idol, Aretha Franklin's producers, Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, Springfield decided she wanted to make a entire album of American soul music. The initial recording was done in Tennessee using the legendary backing band, The Memphis Cats and the background singing group, The Sweet Inspirations but the session was difficult due to the British singer's insecurities. Dusty's final vocals were later completed in New York. This song, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, was surprisingly never released as a single but still was a highlight on a near perfect collection.

"Just A Little Lovin'" - Dusty Springfield (1969)


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