I wouldn’t, of course, normally bother with a VG+ Lulu Lp, but the personnel (the Muscle Shoals crew) and production crew (Wexler, Dowd, Mardin) convinced me to part with a pound for this Dusty In Memphis manquée today at Demelza House. It certainly wasn’t the cover or the typography.
Sure enough, this record sounds great, the band on excellent form; nonetheless, one gets the nagging feeling that the lead singer is playing at lead singing, her moves seem thin and a bit pat. Still, Lu’s Southern Soul take on Traffic’s “Feelin’ Alright” is more than credible. Made for TV soul, p’raps?
*Discog and Wikipedia say 1970, but the Atco label says 1969, so ’69 it is.