Friday, October 14, 2016


Philips (UK) never released this classic gem to the USA.
It was Springfield's last album on the label.
August 1968

I can't leave Dusty Springfield without playing "No Easy Way Down"
from her seminal album Dusty in Memphis.
"Son of a Preacher Man"
that John Hurly and Ronnie Wilkins wrote for Aretha Franklin
(the daughter of a preacher man) but she curiously rejected the song
(and picked it up again in 1970) whereas Springfield garnered herself a hit is also on this album, better known, but "No Easy Way Down"
kills it for me every time.