Little Richard - In the Middle of the Night
Little Richard's soul sides were touched upon in a post from a couple of weeks ago. Today's selection came out on the tiny Greene Mountain label in 1973 following his relatively successful stint at Reprise. The Jimmy Holiday-penned "In the Middle of the Night" was Richard's last Billboard R&B chart record and is mistakenly listed in Joel Whitburn's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 1942-2004 as a gospel song. The mistake is understandable, though, as Richard and the background singers do "go to church" on this, a heartbroken conversation of a lonely man needing someone to love.