When this song was released by the original band in 1970 it did not chart, but found more success from early cover versions. In 1973, the band member who co-wrote this song released it as a single and had commercial success with it. Of the 6 original band members only 2 are still living.

The cover artist may not have been the most well-known of the those that covered this tune. They came into prominence in the 2000’s with a lead singer who did not gain fame till late in her career. In 2014 they were nominated for a Grammy for best R&B album of that year.

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