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Probably better known for their debut MoSoul single, ‘Grits ‘ N Corn Bread’, this followup doesn’t lean on a great song title to draw attention. To these ears, in fact, it’s Joe Zawinul’s ‘Mercy Mercy Mercy’, despite actually being a Floyd Cramer song. Who was scamming who here?
To thicken the plot, there are conflicting reports that The Soul Runners are actually an early incarnation of Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, although Charles himself claims otherwise. Regardless, their singles are great grooves, and must haves.