Chart Position: 4

  • Written by Joe South
  • Lead vocals: Rod Evans
  • Originally recorded by Billy Joe Royal (1967)
  • Produced by Derek Lawrence
  • Lead guitar: Ritchie Blackmore
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Inspired by a line in a gospel song ‘Hush I  thought I heard Jesus calling my name’
  • Blackmore named the band Deep Purple for his Grandmother’s favorite Bing Crosby song
  • Also recorded by Blue Swede (1975), Milli Vanilli and Kula Shaker (1997)

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