STEAL AWAY

Created on 12/08/2001
Latest update on 05/12/2019

Artist: Jimmy Hughes
Author: Jimmy Hughes
Label: Fame
Year: 1964

Rhythm & blues singer from Florence, Alabama, Percy Sledge was his nephew. (See also: Neighbor, Neighbor) The first to record in Rick Hall's Fame studio on East Avalon Ave. with Dan Penn & his Pallbearers; "The Muscle Shoals sound was born when I cut Steal Away" - Rick Hall. Distributed nationally by Vee-Jay.

Covers:

1965:

Billy Joe Royal

1969:

Etta James

1970:

Johnnie Taylor

1970:

Jimi Hendrix [at Fillmore East]

1971:

Ann Peebles

1976:

Ted Taylor

1995:

Alexander

2018:

Walter Wolfman Washington

Not to be confused with Bobby Bland's nor spiritual Steal Away To Jesus (see there).

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