ONLY IN AMERICA

Latest update on 05/02/2011

Artist: Drifters
Author: Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoller
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1963

Release shelved (until 1996!) for a lyric line foreshadowing a black president. We're in the midst of Dr. M.L. King's campaign in 1963, so the basic track was recut on "white Drifters" Jay & The Americans. Only in America.

Covers:

1963:

Jay & The Americans [with adapted lyrics]

1963:

Kai Winding

1991:

Tom Jones

1995:

Billy Joe Shaver

It's still waiting for a first Obama-era version by a new black act.

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