UNCHAIN MY HEART

Latest update on 15/09/2014

Artist: Otis Williams & His Charms
Author: Agnes Jones/Freddy James
Label: King
Year: 1960

Covers:

1961:

Ray Charles [n°1 R&B, top 10 US]

1962:

Richard Anthony [as Délivre-moi; hit Fr]

1963:

Trini Lopez

1963:

Rivingtons

1964:

Nancy Wilson

1964:

Roberto Carlos [as Desamane O Meu Coraçao]

1965:

Renegades

1966:

Undertakers

1968:

Herbie Mann

1987:

Joe Cocker

1988:

Paranoiacs

1997:

Shirley Johnson

2004:

Natacha Miller

2005:

John Scofield

2013:

Hugh Laurie

2014:

Johnny Winter

Agnes Jones and Freddy James were an alias for Bobby Sharp and Teddy Powell. Teddy worked in the Brill Building and offered Bobby Sharp $50 for 50% of the writing credits. Bobby Sharp was the actual writer but so into drugs he agreed. In '63 he sold the other half for $1.000. In '87 he managed to re-establish his own copyright, just in time for the Joe Cocker cover. Agnes Jones was the name of his niece. Teddy Powell also holds rights on Bewildered (see there).

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