EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE- 1970- #2-“WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES”- JOE SOUTH AND THE TRUE BELIEVERS

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- January 3, 1970-

  • Single- “Walk A Mile In My Shoes”- Joe South and The True Believers.
  • Record Company- Capitol
  • Genre: Rock. Country. Pop.
  • Written by- Joe South
  • Time: 3:42.
  • B-Side:” Shelter”
  • Album: Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #12 11 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100
  • “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” was arranged and produced by Joe South.

Joe South one of the finest songwriters going in the late 60’s -early 70’s had 8 Hot 100 singles with two making the Top 40- his biggest being “Games People Play” also a #12 hit in 1969. South won a Grammy for Song Of The Year in 1969 for “Games People Play.” Before going out on a solo career in the late 60’s- he had been a session guitarist for some of the greats- Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Simon and Garfunkel.

“Walk A Mile In My Shoes” a song about racial tolerance has been covered many times -including Elvis on a live album called “On Stage” and by The Killer Jerry Lee Lewis. In South’s band The True Believers-members included his brother Tommy South and his sister-in-law Barbara South. Tommy South committed suicide in 1971- which resulted in Joe becoming clinically depressed. His final album was in 1976.

I would highly recommend the Joe South album “Introspect” from 1968 his debut album. For a Best of-  Retrospect- The Best of Joe South. Joe South died in 2012 at at the age of 72.

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