Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis is one of pop music's great fish-out-of-water stories. Springfield had been a successful pop singer for nearly a decade when she decided to move to Atlantic Records, home of Aretha Franklin and her producer Jerry Wexler (among other greats at the label), to cut her next album in Memphis with some of soul music's best musicians. The album opens with one of pop's greatest songs, the overlooked "Just a Little Lovin'," a perfectly orchestrated tune with a subtle and very timely lyric that is at once very sexy as well as anti-war in sentiment. "Son of a Preacher Man" is, of course, the album's big hit, and deservedly so, and probably the track that comes closest to sounding like proper Atlantic Records soul. Other great cuts include "Breakfast in Bed" and "The Windmills of Your Mind." The result of most of the tracks is an interesting fusion of traditional pop with soul textures. The album might not blow your mind, but few records are this consistently solid all the way through.