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America On CoffeeWe’re simply inviting you to take a timeout into the rhythmic ambiance of our breakfast, brunch and/or espresso alternatives. We’re completely happy everytime you cease by.Brook Benton “Wet Evening in Georgia” 


“Wet Evening in Georgia” is a track written by Tony Joe White in 1962 and popularized by R&B vocalist Brook Benton in 1970.

In a January 17, 2014 interview with music journalist Ray Shasho, Tony Joe White defined the thought course of behind the making of ”

Wet Evening in Georgia ” and “Polk Salad Annie”.

After I received out of highschool I went to Marietta, Georgia, I had a sister dwelling there. I went down there to get a job and I used to be taking part in guitar too on the home and stuff. I drove a dump truck for the freeway division and when it might rain you didn’t should go to work. You would keep residence and play your guitar and hangout all evening. So these ideas got here again to me once I moved on to Texas about three months later. I heard “Ode to Billie Joe” on the radio and I assumed, man, how actual, as a result of I’m Billie Joe, I do know that life. I’ve been within the cotton fields. So I assumed if I ever tried to put in writing, I’m going to put in writing about one thing I learn about. At the moment I used to be doing a number of Elvis and John Lee Hooker onstage with my drummer. No authentic songs and I hadn’t actually considered it. However after I heard Bobbie Gentry I sat down and thought … nicely I learn about Polk as a result of I had ate a bunch of it and I knew about wet nights as a result of I spent a number of wet nights in Marietta, Georgia. So I used to be actual fortunate with my first tries to put in writing one thing that was not solely actual and hit fairly near the bone, however lasted that lengthy. So it was type of a information for me then on by life to all the time attempt to write what I learn about.

In 1969, after a number of years with no main hit, Benton had signed to a brand new document label, Cotillion Information (a subsidiary of Atlantic Information). Delivered to the eye of producer Jerry Wexler, Benton recorded the track in November 1969 with producer Arif Mardin session personnel current on the hit document included Billy Carter on Organ, Dave Crawford on piano, Cornell Dupree and Jimmy O’Rourke on guitar, Harold Cowart on bass, Tubby Ziegler on drums, and Toots Thielmans on harmonica.

Taken from his “come-back” album

Brook Benton

As we speak, the melancholy track grew to become an instantaneous hit. Within the spring of 1970, the track had topped the Billboard Finest Promoting Soul Singles chart. It additionally reached quantity 4 on the Billboard Scorching 100,[1] and quantity two on the Grownup Up to date chart. In Canada, the track made #2 on the RPM Journal Scorching Singles chart.

The RIAA licensed the only gold for gross sales of 1 million copies. In 2004, it was ranked #498 on the Listing of Rolling Stone’s 500 Biggest Songs of All Time.




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