Just A Little Lovin' - Shelby Lynne
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  • Summary: Shelby Lynne's 10th album has her covering some of Dusty Springfield's biggest hits.
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  1. Just A Little Lovin' is a stark reminder of Lynne's empathetic skill as an interpreter.
  2. Lynne has crafted a disc that--while not exactly transcendent--still manages to go to emotional places that remain unattainable to your run-of-the-mill pop vocalists.
  3. Just a Little Lovin' achieves the unlikely: a tribute to an immortal artist which both glorifies its subject and elevates the worshipper kneeling at her altar.
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    If there’s something odd about an authentic Southern girl reworking a singer from Ealing who longed to emulate her American heroes, then it’s perhaps best to judge this record on its own merit. Which, as it turns out, is very high indeed.
  5. Daring it's not, but it pays homage to a hero without getting indulgent or falling into rote imitation.
  6. Lynne doesn't mimic though, taking nine tunes Springfield sang, along with one original in the spirit, and interprets them in a manner that's elegant, if not always satisfying.
  7. Phil Ramone’s austere production seems designed to let Lynne’s voice carry the album, and that’s a big mistake, since she has neither the emotional range nor the soulful finesse to convey the real hurt at the core of this material.

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