Chart Position: 1

  • Written by Randy Newman
  • Lead vocals: Chuck Negron
  • Backing vocals: Corey Wells and Danny Hutton
  • Keyboards: Jimmy Witherspoon
  • Produced by Richard Podolor
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • The songs describe the music and party scene in Los Angeles CA in the mid-sixties
  • This was the #1 song on the very first broadcast of radio’s American Top 40
  • Originally recorded by Animals (1967)
  • Also recorded by Tom Jones and Stereophonic (2000), Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Wolfgang Press, Yo La Tengo and Slackers

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