Though she's ostensibly identified as a country singer, Shelby Lynne has ventured credibly into soul, pop, and jazz with the assurance of a true vocal talent. In retrospect, her various stylistic routes can be seen as prologue to JUST A LITTLE LOVIN', wherein she tackles the looming legacy of one of her aesthetic forebears, Dusty Springfield. Interestingly enough, the project was suggested by none other than Barry Manilow, apparently a pal of Lynne's, and the results bear out the wisdom of his notion. Tackling classics from Springfield's legendary mid-to-late-'60s recordings, Lynne wisely avoids flat-out imitation, opting instead for a stripped-down, low-key approach that should resonate well with those enamored of the post-Norah Jones croon universe as well as fans of Springfield's original (and considerably brassier) pop gems.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[B]are-bones interpretations that are more light jazz than country, including a gorgeous 'Anyone Who Had a Heart.'"
Uncut (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "In squeezing all the Saturday night/Sunday morning feel from the originals, she refashions them into doleful folk-soul songs.....Effortless elegance is the order here."
- Just a Little Lovin'
- Anyone Who Had a Heart
- You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
- I Only Want To Be With You
- Look Of Love, The
- Breakfast In Bed
- Willia & Laura Mae Jones
- I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
- How Can I Be Sure
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