Chart Position: 8

  • Lead vocals: Clarence Burke Jr and Aloe, Keni, Dennis and  James Burke
  • Written by Stan Vincent
  • Recorded in Chicago IL
  • This was originally the ‘b’ side of ‘Dear Prudence’ (1970)
  • This is a family group (4 brothers and a sister)
  • #402 on Rolling Stone Magazines list of 500 Greatest Songs
  • Clarence Burke Jr died on May 2013
  • Later recorded by Spinners (1970), Nina Simone (1971), Edwin Hawkins Singers (1973), New Birth (1971), Richie Havens (1974), Dusty Springfield (2001), Valerie Carter (1977), Mary Wilson (1989), Dino (1993),  Molly Johnson (2002), Laura Nyro (2004), Beth Orton (2003), Donnie McClurkin (2004), Daryl Hall and John Oates (2004) and Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis (2003)

 

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