Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Soulful Strut

First recorded (as “Am I the Same Girl”) by Barbara Acklin (US #79/R&B #44 1968).
Other hit versions by Young-Holt Unlimited (US #3/R&B #3 1968), Swing Out Sister (US #45/MOR #1 1992).

From the wiki: “Although Barbara Acklin — who was married to co-writer Eugene Record — recorded the song first, and it enjoyed modest chart success, producer Carl Davis would go on to remove Acklin’s vocal from the track, replacing it with a piano solo by Floyd Morris, and released the resultant track in November 1968 as ‘Soulful Strut’ credited to Young-Holt Unlimited. However, neither Eldee Young nor Red Holt is believed to have played on the track, which was the work of session musicians identified only as the Brunswick Studio Band.

“Acklin would go on to co-write a number of songs with her husband, Record, including ‘Have You Seen Her,’ by the Chi-Lites.”

Young-Holt Unlimited, “Soulful Strut” (1968):

Swing Out Sister, “Am I the Same Girl” (1992):

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