Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man

"Son of a Preacher Man" is a song recorded by Dusty Springfield in 1968 and featured on the album, Dusty in Memphis. The song was originally offered to Aretha Franklin, who turned it down. It was only upon hearing Springfield's version that Franklin reconsidered and recorded the song herself.
By that time, however, Springfield's version had already become a hit; thus, Franklin's version, included on her 1970 album, din't get into charts.

Aretha Franklin, Sarah Connor, Liza Minnelli, Joan Osborn, Dolly Parton, Nancy Sinatra and many others covered this song, after Dusty's success.

The song was featured in a scene of the film Pulp Fiction (Uma Thurman making John Travolta wait an the intercom). Quentin Tarantino has been quoted on the "Collectors Edition" DVD of Pulp Fiction as saying that he probably would not have done that scene had he not been able to use "Son of a Preacher Man".

In 2004, the song made the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at #240.

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