HUSH

Latest update on 10/01/2014

Artist: Billy Joe Royal
Author: Joe South
Label: Columbia
Year: 1967

Who also cut Joe South's Down In The Boondocks and I Knew You When. Produced by the author.

Covers:

1967:

Somebody's Image [hit down under]

1967:

Kris Ife [inspiring Deep Purple]

1968:

Deep Purple [top 5 US]

1968:

Jimmy Frey [in Dutch]

1968:

Merrilee Rush

1968:

Johnny Hallyday [as Mal]

1969:

Joe South [author]

1969:

Love Affair

1975:

Blue Swede [in medley with I'm Alive (see there)]

1980:

Russell Morris & The Rules [Somebody's Image lead singer solo; again hit Aus]

1981:

Santa Esmeralda [title track lp]

1984:

Prisoners [on Don't Let The Hope Close Down]

1988:

Milli Vanilli

1989:

Killdozer

1994:

Believers

1996:

Dan Baird [with Joe South on second voice]

1997:

Kula Shaker

1998:

Gotthard

2009:

Jimmy Somerville

Joe South also wrote Games People Play, Walk A Mile In My Shoes, Down In The Boondocks and above all Rosegarden. He once confessed Hush's lyrical idea was inspired by an old gospel: Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name, credited to Hendricks/Young/Otis and cut by the Galilee Singers ('45), Golden Gate Quartet ('46), Brother Joe May ('58), Jackie Verdell ('62) and the Supreme Angels ('69).

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