On Rotation in the Lab.

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Sebatron, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Dusty Springfield.

    I found my Dusty Springfield C.D the other day.
    ..there's some great vocal takes and sounds going on there...
    Anyone know where this classic stuff was recorded and with what? :eek:
  2. Sebatron,
    I have some info from the Mojo Collection (Greatest Albums of All Time compendium). I can give you some basic details on two of her albums and hopefully yours is one of them.
    "A Girl Called Dusty" was her debut, done in '64 for Mercury, produced by John Franz. Many of the songs were covers.
    "Dusty in Memphis" is what she is famous for, and contains the song "Son of a Preacherman". Initially hated by both the public and the singer herself, the album is now in the hall of fame thanks in part to the movie "Pulp Fiction". Atlantic had the idea to send her to the American south and record in Memphis (at American Studios), the birthplace of so much great music. Dusty, however, didn't take to the production style of Jerry Wexler. She took a long time picking out the songs to be performed, long enough that sessions in Muscle Shoals had to be canceled. Tensions between her and Wexler got to the point where ashtrays were being thrown, and Dusty stopped singing. Completely. Recording was resumed in the Big Apple at Atlantic Studio, where she layed down some fantastic tracks.
    And there you have it. Or as much as I could dig. Are you done with the Led Zeppelin music (and my preamp) ;) ? David
  3. sc1767

    sc1767 Guest

    Hmmm, I'm old enough to remember the release of "Son of a Preacherman" and recall it as being popular here in the American South. I liked it myself, too (but then I liked all the music coming out of Memphis). Unfortunately, that's all I can contribute to this discussion :)
  4. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Led Zepplin II

    Yes Doc , your pre is completely finished.
    Assembled to the sounds of Led Zepplin II.

    I hadn’t spun this one for a while and I was immediately struck by the fidelity of this recording considering it was cut in ’69.
    I hear a transistor desk…? …. Am I correct…?
    It’s a kind of dynamic range that I haven’t heard on records of that year or before.
    Whether the c.d is remixed I don’t know…..

    Some majic drums and guitar.
    Is that an edit or drop-in I hear in that drum solo..? , … it’s so hard to pick when he goes from hands to sticks.

    I must’ve heard it up to twenty times consecutively , ..
    Over and over ‘till the bass lines and patterns are virtually welded in my brain.

    Ramble on. :w:

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