SWEET INSPIRATION

Latest update on 19/01/2017

Artist: Sweet Inspirations
Author: Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1967

Hit R&B. Recorded in the American studio in Memphis using a similar rhythm pattern as in Suspicious Minds, cut by the same studio crew on Elvis. Produced by Dan Penn while chief producer Tom Dowd took a break. Dan & Spooner Oldham were summoned to come up with something better than the songs Atlantic had sorted out for the girls. Spooner suggested: "What's wrong with Sweet Inspiration?" The whole thing was written and recorded in a nick of time.

Covers:

1968:

Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations

1968:

King Curtis [using the same backing track as the original]

1970:

Wilson Pickett

1972:

Barbra Streisand [in medley with Carole King's Where You Lead; hit US]

1978:

Rita Coolidge

1999:

Vonda Shepard

1999:

Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham [live]

2009:

Derek Trucks

2012:

JD Fox [alias Jan De Vos, ex drummer of The Machines]

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