DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO

Latest update on 04/11/2015

Artist: Johnny Rivers
Author: Jimmy Webb
Label: Imperial
Year: 1967

On album Rewind. First version released. After two more Jimmy Webb originals (By The Time I Get To Phoenix and Carpet Man), Johnny signed Jimmy as staff songwriter for his publishing company.

Covers:

1968:

Al Wilson [Jimmy Webb wrote it for him and Al was the first to record it (for Soul City)]

1968:

Bobby Vee

1968:

Clarence Carter

1968:

Paul Anka

1968:

Nina Simone [n°2 UK]

1968:

Ronnie Milsap

1969:

Four Tops

1970:

B.J. Thomas

1970:

Roberta Flack

1971:

Tom Jones

1993:

Linda Ronstadt

Other famous Jimmy Webb songs: MacArthur Park, Wichita Lineman and Galveston (hits for Glen Campbell). See also: The Highwayman.

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