We know Jerry Reed as a good-humored guy. Not only that, but he can also sing any song and even tweak them to be more appealing. I bet you agree, that when Reed covers a song, it turns out like his representation. An example of this was when he sang Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah I Love Her So.”
Lend your ears to his version of the song that will make you love and reminisce him more.
Back in 1969, Reed was invited to perform at Country Carnival. On that event, he sang “Hallelujah I Love Her So.” The music video shows how he comfortably twisted the song to a country one. Initially, the song was a rhythm and blues but with Reeds’ country and jivey version, it was appreciated by the country music enthusiasts. Also, Reed patched a ‘bit of humor to his performance which made the audience applause energetically.
A Li’l Bit ‘Bout The Song…
“Hallelujah I Love Her So” is the debut single from American musician Ray Charles. The jazz, rhythm, and blues of the song were written and released by Charles in 1956. It was with the help of the Atlantic Label. Also, it was also included in his 1957 self-titled album released on by Atlantic. The song peaked at No.5 on the Billboard R&B chart.
“Hallelujah I Love Her So” was a testament to a joyous release of love, featuring a sophisticated horn arrangement and the memorable tenor sax solo by Don Wilkerson. Furthermore, several artists, including Stevie Wonder, Peggy Lee, Eddie Cochran, and Humble Pie have successfully covered the song.
The Beatles Cover…
According to biographer Mark Lewisohn, the Beatles regularly performed the song from at least 1960 through 1962 with Paul McCartney on lead vocal. Moreover, they continued playing the song at “The Star-Club” in Hamburg through the end of 1962. According to author Doug Sulpy, on Jan. 22, 1969 during the massive Get Back sessions, they cut a version with John Lennon doing a “loose” lead vocal. Unfortunately, the version hasn’t officially released. Lastly, in December 1961, Tony Sheridan and Roy Young, made a studio version.
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