Label: Atlantic - 78 0137-1,Atlantic - LB 78 0137-1 • Series: Hits & Soul - 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue • Country: Spain • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Funk
It established Covay's recording career and influenced later vocal and guitar styles. The songwriting is usually credited to Covay and Ron Alonzo Miller, although other co-writers' names have also appeared on Piste 1 - Mani Deïz - The Cassette Sunday releases. Several artists have recorded "Mercy, Mercy", including a well-known version by the Rolling Stones in More recently, Covay's original version has received attention as one of Jimi Hendrix 's first recordings as a sideman.
Inafter years of writing and recording songs for several record labels, Don Covay was again in search of a record deal. Music critic Richie Unterberger describes "Mercy, Mercy" as a "soul tune with a gospel overlay in the pleading tone of the lyrics". Have mercy, have mercy baby Have mercy, have mercy on me [a].
Covay's vocal is described as "impassioned" and "assured". An original pressing of the Rosemart single lists the composers as "Covay-Miller". Beginning init has become generally accepted that Jimi Hendrix contributed a guitar part to "Mercy, Mercy". Don Covay came around shopping for a record deal. He used to go down to the Harlem clubs looking for somebody to use He'd say, 'I got this tune I want you Mercy Mercy - Various - Hits & Soul 1 help me with Can you sing this part?
Can you play this part? Covay has sometimes identified Hendrix as a participant and on others does not mention him. According to Clemons, Hendrix performed "Mercy, Mercy" at several small clubs before Covay's single was released. That about knocked me to my knees I hadn't worked with Don [Covay] yet, but I asked Jimi to show me that great lick he played. I laughed and told him, 'I can't learn that lick by looking at it that way'. Cropper's recollection is supported by a Rolling Stone interview with Hendrix: "He [Cropper] showed me how to play Mercy Mercy - Various - Hits & Soul 1 of things and I showed him how I played 'Have Mercy' or something like that".
Pitiful Astanreleased about  with Curtis Knight manager Ed Chalpin listed as the producer. The Stones generally follow Covay's arrangement, Man Blest No Doubt - William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Stile Antico - Heavenly Harmonies (SACD, Album) but Unterberger notes the guitar work: "[they] really upped the guitar wattage, as heard in the memorable opening section of interwoven guitars and, more particularly, in the booming low fuzz guitar riffs that underpin the verses".
In general, with a slightly overdriven distorted timbre and daring verve, Richards takes the song in the direction of rock. Mick Jagger 's vocal for the song has been compared to Covay's. AllMusic critic Steve Huey notes "[he] clearly modeled his vocal on Covay's original, which apparently had a lasting impact on the way Jagger subsequently used his voice".
The song was Mercy Mercy - Various - Hits & Soul 1 released as a single, however, it was used as the lead track on the Rolling Stones' Out of Our Heads American album. Improvisation #2 - Koen De Bruyne - Piano Improvisations on July 30,it became their first number one album in the US. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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