Mercy Mercy Mercy – Buckinghams

Chart Position: 5

  • Originally recorded as an instrumental by Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1966)
  • Music written by Joe Zawinul; lyrics written by Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson and Larry Williams
  • Lead vocals: Dennis Tufano
  • Guitar: Dennis Budimir
  • Keyboards: Lincoln Mayorga
  • Produced by James William Guercio
  • Recorded in Chicago IL
  • Also recorded by Jimmy Smith (1967), Larry Williams & Johnny Watson (1967), Count Basie & His Orchestra (1967), Art Farmer Quintet (1967), Willie Mitchell (1967), Sandy Nelson (1967), Willie Bobo (1967), Chris Barber’s Band (1967), Everly Brothers (1967), Moe Koffman Quartet (1967), Buddy Rich (1968), Creation (1968), Chet Atkins (1968), Louis Van Dyke (1968), David McCallum (1968), Dick Hyman & the Group (1968), Southwest F.O.B. (1969), Challengers (1970), Lenny Breau (1969), Modern Sound Quintet (1971), Solar Plexus (1973), Ernestine Anderson (1985), Fuzz-Busters (2000), Andy Snitzer (2002), West Side Horns (2003), Philip Bailey (2002), Affinity (2003), Dave Stahl Band (2005), Bonnie Bramlett & Mr. Groove Band (2006), Junior Hot Cell (2005), Keith Marks (2007), Lisa Hilton (2008), Tony Adamo (2007), Lucky Peterson (2009), Overton Berry Ensemble (2009), Jackie Allen (2014) and many others

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Make Me Yours – Bettye Swann

Chart Position: 21

  • Written by Bettye Swann
  • Produced by Arthur Wright
  • Bettye¬† Swann is from Shreveport LA
  • This is Bettye Swann’s biggest hit single
  • Later recorded by Z.Z. Hill (1967), Mary Wells (1968), Ann Peebles (1969), Denise LaSalle (1979), Jackie Moore (1979), High Energy (1980) and Syleena Johnson (2017)

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I’ll Do It for You – Toussaint McCall

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Toussaint McCall
  • Produced by Scotty Moore
  • Recorded in Shreveport LA
  • Toussaint McCall is from Monroe LA


Pictures of Lily – The Who

Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: Roger Daltrey
  • Written by Pete Townshend
  • Guitar: Pete Townshend
  • Backing vocals: Pete Townshend
  • Produced by Kit Lambert
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Many U.S. radio stations would not play this song because of its sexual subject matter

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby – Dave Clark Five

Chart Position: NR

  • Originally recorded by Dick Powell (1938)
  • Written by Harry Warren and Johnny Mercer
  • Lead vocals: Mike Smith
  • Keyboards: Mike Smith
  • Guitar: Lenny Davidson, Denis Payton
  • Produced by Dave Clark
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Also recorded by Russ Morgan and His Orchestra (1938), Tommy Dorsey (1938), Bing Crosby (1938), Dorothy Carless and Sam Costa (1939), Perry Como (1946), George Mitchell Minstrels (1960), Crew-Cuts (1960), Bobby Darin (1963),¬† Hi-Lo’s (1956), Joey Dee & Starlighters (1962), George Maharis (1962), Bobby Vee (1965), Dean Martin (1967), Peggy Lee (1967), Johnny Mercer (1974), Bernard (1976), Dick Haymes (1978), Nancy LaMott (1983), Mormon Tabernacle Choir (1980), Michael Buble (2001) and many others

My World Fell Down – Sagittarius

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by John Carter and Geoff Stephens
  • Lead vocals: Glen Campbell
  • Backing vocals: Bruce Johnston
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Produced by Gary Usher
  • Sagittarius was a studio group
  • This is Sagittarius’ only hit single
  • Originally recorded by Ivy League (1966)


You Can Do Magic – America

Chart Position: 8

  • Written and produced by Russ Ballard
  • Lead vocals: Gerry Beckley
  • Guitar: Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley
  • Keyboards: Russ Ballard
  • Backing vocals: Dewey Bunnell
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • America wrote all their own hit songs prior to accepting this Russ Ballard-penned song after several years of no hit records
  • Later recorded by Drew Seeley (2009)

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Right Away – Kansas

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by John and Dino Elefante
  • Lead vocals: John Elefante
  • Guitar: Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart
  • Keyboards: John Elefante
  • Violin: Robbie Steinhardt
  • Saxophone: Greg Smith, Bill Bergman, Jim Coile
  • Backing vocals: David Pack, Roger Taylor, Donna Williams
  • Produced by Kansas and Ken Scott
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA

Let Me Tickle Your Fancy – Jermaine Jackson

Chart Position: 18

  • Written by Jermaine Jackson, Paul M. Jackson Jr, Pam Sawyer and Marilyn McLeod
  • Keyboards: Jermaine Jackson, Ronnie Foster
  • Guitar: Paul M. Jackson Jr
  • Backing vocals: Devo, Monica Pege
  • Produced by Berry Gordy and Jermaine Jackson

Johnny Can’t Read – Don Henley

Chart Position: NR

  • Written by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar
  • Guitar: Danny Kortchmar, Kenny Edwards, Steve Lukather
  • Keyboards: Don Henley, Andrew Gold, Danny Kortchmar
  • Produced by Danny Kortchmar
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Don Henley is a member of The Eagles
  • Don Henley is from Linden TX

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