My Ten Favorite Man Songs: Son of a Preacher Man (#1)

@FourWalls (13750)
United States
November 29, 2016 7:42pm CST
Okay, guys, that's it. The end, that is, of the list of songs with "man" in the title. The idea started when @teamfreak16 began posting "girl" songs and just exploded from there. So here's my favorite "man" song. #1: Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield There's nothing else even in the ball park. When Dusty sang a song, it was sung. From folkie (a member of the Springfields, who popularized "Silver Threads and Golden Needles") to soulful icon, Dusty Springfield had a voice and a half. Consider that this song was originally offered to Aretha Franklin, but she turned it down. Dusty put enough soul into it for herself and 'Retha, and only after Dusty's version became a hit (and her sister Erma also recorded it) did Aretha relent and record it. Too little, too late (sorry, 'Retha). And hey, did you notice this was my second "preacher man" song on the countdown? Porter and Dolly were fine, but this is some righteously good singing. Thanks, Dusty. And thanks for reading, everyone. Son of a Preacher Man Written by John Hurley & Ronnie Wilkins Recorded by Dusty Springfield From Dusty in Memphis, 1968 The only one who could ever groove me:
Blue-eyed soul! Produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd of Atlantic Records. The song was originally offered to Aretha Franklin, but she turned it down. Dusty ...
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@JohnRoberts (57055)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Nov 16
And the R&R HOF actually saw fit to induct Dusty.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
3 Dec 16
I always liked this song. My mom's daddy was a preacher man. She did have a little brother.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Nov 16
There was a time, any local Denver band with a female singer did this as part of their set. Great choice!
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
30 Nov 16
Excellent choice. Love this song.
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