In this song, Little Johnny Taylor has a good thing going – his woman – but there”s a problem: everybody knows about her and they won”t leave her alone. The plumber, the postman, and even the butcher are always coming by to see her (as least the butcher leaves some meat). It”s a blues tune with a bit of levity – at least she isn”t cheating on him.
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This was written by Miles Grayson and Lermon Horton, frequent collaborators from Los Angeles who were in a band called the Gay Clefs in the 1960s. Grayson did a lot of work with Z.Z. Hill and co-wrote his song “Don”t Make Me Pay For His Mistakes.” Hill also recorded this song.
Little Johnny Taylor (John Lamarr Taylor), is best known for his 1963 #1 R&B hit “Part Time Love,” which also made #19 on the Hot 100. He died in 2002 at age 59.
Mick Jagger performed this song Hammersmith Odeon in London with Gary Moore at a concert in 1992. This performance was used as the B-side of his 1993 single, “Don”t Tear Me Up.”
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