Son of a Preacher Man Introduction
But this was far from the only bold step Springfield took over the course of her career. In fact, it was only one of several in which she put her own popularity at risk in order to stretch her audience musically and politically.
Dusty Springfield was a major force within the music industry for only half a decade. And although she was a 1960s superstar, she was never considered an activist or protest singer. It’s quite possible that she did more to advance certain political principles than many of the performers who adopted activism as a part of their artistic personas, though.
About the Song
|Artist||Dusty Springfield||Musician(s)||Dusty Springfield (vocals), Reggie Young (guitar), Tommy Cogbill (bass guitar), Gene Chrisman (drums), Sweet Inspirations (back-up vocals)|
|Album||Dusty in Memphis|
|Writer(s)||John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins|
|Producer(s)||Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin, Jeff Barry, Tom Dowd|
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But the story behind this song has as much to do with history and politics as it does music. The path Springfield took to Memphis passed through the civil rights movement and apartheid-torn South Africa.