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Latest update on 14/07/2017

Artist: Gene Allison
Author: Ted Jarrett
Label: Vee-Jay
Year: 1957

Gospel ballad cut in Nashville, Gene's hometown. There's plenty of black music coming out of this country capital. There's the Fisk University (see Swing Low Sweet Chariot) and there's producer-songwriter Ted Jarrett, black but fed on a country diet, writing hits for Ruth Brown, Hank Ballard and Johnny Ray.

Covers:

1960:

Johnny Adams

1962:

Yvonne Fair & James Brown

1963:

Solomon Burke

1964:

Rolling Stones [on debut album]

1967:

Junior Parker

1970:

Gene Vincent

1971:

Wilbert Harrison

1975:

Joe South

1976:

Ted Taylor

1980:

Buddy Guy

1984:

Nappy Brown [with The Heartfixers]

1988:

Paul Delay

1994:

Nona Hendryx & Billy Vera

1996:

Eddy Clearwater

2005:

Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers

Sylvester Stewart's Sly & The Family Stone composition is another song.

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