Thursday, September 6, 2012
Joe South's "Untie Me"
Richie Unterberger: In addition to making some popular records of his own like "Games People Play" and "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," Joe South (who died earlier this week) wrote some great songs that were covered by other artists. Deep Purple's "Hush" is the most famous of these, but my favorite South cover is Manfred Mann's version of "Untie Me." "Untie Me" was first done by soul group the Tams. The Haunted, from Montreal, did a decent version postdating the one by Manfred Mann.