Shelby Lynne delves into the Dusty Springfield songbook on her new album, “Just a Little Lovin’,” due Feb. 5. Nine of the 10 tracks were recorded by Springfield, including “Breakfast in Bed,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” the title song and “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me.”
The album, produced by Phil Ramone, is rounded out by a solitary Lynne original, “Pretend.” It was recorded straight to analog tape at Los Angeles’ Capitol Studio A. The project serves as the Lost Highway debut for Lynne, who has recorded her past two albums for Capitol.
In an odd twist, Lynne credits Barry Manilow with the idea to focus on Springfield. “Dusty Springfield was a soulful singer,” Lynne writes on her MySpace site. “You can’t ever fill her shoes. So I just set out to sing songs we all want to hear again. The road map I followed when cutting these, was the one she made years ago. It was easy. I just sang and let the songs do the work.”
Lynne will perform material from the album at a handful of preview shows this fall, including Oct. 30 in Los Angeles, Nov. 1 in San Francisco, Nov. 5 in Seattle, Nov. 13 in Nashville and Nov. 15 in Los Angeles.
Here is the track list for “Just a Little Lovin'”:
“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”
“The Look of Love”
“Breakfast in Bed”
“Willie and Laura Mae Jones”
“I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore”
“How Can I Be Sure”