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June 9, 2019

 

 

In 68, ‘(Sitting on) The Dock Of The Bay’, gave Otis Redding,

a UK Top 3, and US.No.1, with ease.

And in 69, ‘Time Is Tight’, reached a UK No.4,

for Booker T & The M G’s.

 

In 67, ‘Soothe Me’, gave Sam & Dave,

a UK No.35 score.

Also in 67, their ‘Soul Man’,

ascended up to No. 24.

 

In 68, ‘Private Number’, peaked at No.8,

for Judy Clay & William Bell.

And in 70, ‘Do The Funky Chicken’, for Rufus Thomas,

was at No.18, casting a spell.

 

In 67, ‘Things Get Better’, saw Eddie Floyd, 

with a No.31, won.

And in 71, ‘Theme From Shaft’, gave Isaac Hayes,

a UK No.4 and US. No.1.

 

In 72, Frederick Knight reached a UK No. 22,

with ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’.

And in 74, ‘If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)’ –

a  UK No.34, for The Staple Singers, going strong.

 

In 67, ‘Tramp’, by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas,

reached a UK.No.18.

And is the last track of this glimpse,

into America’s wonderful Stax scene.

 

 

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