47 years ago today, Dusty Springfield released a record which has gone on to be viewed as one of the definitive albums of her career.
Looking at the list of credits for Dusty in Memphis, it’s no wonder that critics have spent so much time and so many words gushing over its contents: the album’s tracks were produced variously by a trifecta of musical geniuses (Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, and Jerry Wexler), with conducting and arranging by Gene Orloff not long after his success on Aretha Franklin’s Aretha Arrives, backing vocals by the Sweet Inspirations, and music by Reggie Young, Tommy Cogbill, Gene Chrisman, and a host of others.
Eagles v. Wilco…outta sight, desperados!
Eric Clapton turns 71 today, and it won’t be a real shocker that we’re offering up his best-of for you to spin via Spotify, but in addition to his own work, we thought we’d spotlight some of the guest guitar work he’s done over the course of his career. Of course, he’s done a ridiculous amount of it, so we can’t spotlight it all, but we realized, “Well, hey, since he’s in his 70s, why don’t we just spotlight 10 guest appearances he made during the ‘70s?”