Arthur Conley - People Sure Act Funny (ATCO 6588)
People Sure Act Funny
This one comes via a special request in the comments of the post I did about this 45's anthemic B Side a couple of years ago. Produced by the one and only Tom Dowd at American Sound, it broke into the R&B top twenty in the summer of 1968... are the Memphis Boys just kicking it on here or what? Sounding kind of like Joe Tex (who was recording his own hits at American around the same time), it's a cover of a Titus Turner song from 1962 that was also performed by Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford. Turner's co-writer, James McDougal, was one of the composers of Gardner and Ford's biggest hit I Need Your Lovin'... Great Stuff!