GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Latest update on 01/07/2020

Artist: Joe South
Author: Joe South
Label: Capitol
Year: 1968

Top 10 UK & NL. Part of the melody line borrows (probably unintentually) from 'Tit Galop Pour Mamou by the Balfa Brothers ('65 - Swallow), covered by Steve Riley.

Covers:

1969:

Billie Jo Spears

1969:

King Curtis [with Duane Allman]

1969:

Petula Clark

1969:

Staple Singers

1969:

Conway Twitty

1969:

Ernest Tubb

1969:

Jordanaires

1969:

Hank Williams Jr.

1969:

Lynn Anderson

1969:

Wanda Jackson

1969:

Trini Lopez

1969:

Tremeloes

1969:

Boots Randolph

1969:

Mel Tormé

1969:

Dolly Parton

1969:

Ventures

1969:

Floyd Cramer

1969:

Bill Black's Combo

1969:

Harvey Mandel

1969:

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

1969:

Claude François [as Jeu dangereux]

1969:

Freddy Weller [n°2 C&W]

1970:

Bettye LaVette

1970:

Brenda Lee

1970:

Lee Dorsey

1970:

Everly Brothers

1971:

Bill Haley

1971:

Mac & Katie Kissoon

1972:

Ike & Tina Turner

1972:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1972:

Dionne Warwick

1983:

Dick Gaughan

1986:

Lee Towers

1987:

Camper Van Chatbourne

1989:

Georgia Satellites

1994:

Inner Circle [top 10 NL & B; not the first reggae arrangement]

1994:

Tesla

2006:

Jools Holland [with Mark Almond]

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