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A great tribute to Dusty,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Just a Little Lovin (Audio CD)
I was very surprised when I first heard about this album at the time of its release. I knew that Shelby had great taste in music, but I hadn't seen Dusty listed among her influences or favorite singers, so her choice of Dusty surprised me, though I was very pleased too as I'm a huge Dusty fan. My second surprise came with the track listing. I thought maybe Shelby would go mostly for the early stuff, perhaps including some of the earlier country/folk songs that Dusty recorded as lead singer of the Springfields. But no, it was the Dusty in Memphis album that impressed Shelby and made her a Dusty fan; that album accounts for about half of Shelby`s selections for this album. So while some of Dusty's early solo material is represented, no Springfields tracks are covered. Finally, Shelby surprised me by the way she chose to cover Dusty's songs.
Very different from Dusty's original versions, Shelby has opted for a starker interpretation, which is difficult to classify but I suppose it could be described as bluesy folk. Because of my financial situation, I didn't buy the album until I found it at a suitably discounted price. Ironically, when I saw it at such a price, it was in a store that was having its own financial problems. By the time I bought the album, I knew exactly what to expect as I'd listened to several tracks on the internet. If you are familiar with Dusty's music but you haven't heard anything from this album, I'd advise you to listen to samples. I expect there are some fans of Dusty's music who will love this album as I do, while others will hate it.
Two of Dusty's most famous songs (You don't have to say you love me, I only want to be with you) are included; the former actually originated as an Italian ballad. Shelby also included the famous Anyone who had a heart, though this was not a hit for Dusty anywhere as far as I know. It was an American hit for Dionne Warwick, a British hit for Cilla Black and a French hit (with translated lyrics) for Petula Clark. Dusty's version is brilliant and at least as good as the hit versions. Among the other songs is one song, Pretend, that Shelby wrote especially for this album and it, too, is brilliant.
By choosing to do radical re-interpretations rather than faithful cover versions, Shelby has created a real masterpiece that can only enhance Dusty`s legacy. Indeed, I know of at least one Shelby Lynne fan who bought and enjoyed some of Dusty's music (who otherwise would not have done so) after playing this album several times. It is a pity that Dusty didn't live long enough to hear Shelby's tribute.
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