Seventh Son By Johnny Rivers

seventh sonJohnny Rivers issued some of the catchiest and best singles of the 1960s and 1970s. He had 29 singles reach the BILLBOARD Hot 100, 1964-1977.

“Seventh Son” was written by blues great Willie Dixon and first recorded by Willie Mabon in 1965 for the Chess label.

Rivers version is pure up-tempo pop and was perfect for AM radio. Released during the summer of 1965, it reached number seven during its 11 weeks on the chart. It remains one of his definitive performances.

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