Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: Pretty Things

Come See Me (I’m Your Man)

First recorded by J.J. Jackson (1966).
Hit version by The Pretty Things (UK #43/AUS #92 1966).

From the wiki: “J.J. Jackson is an American Soul/R&B singer, songwriter, and arranger who started out as a songwriter and arranger for ‘Brother’ Jack McDuff, Jimmy Witherspoon, and The Shangri-Las, among others. Jackson’s songwriting credits include ‘It’s Easier to Cry’ (The Shangri-Las), released as the B-side to ‘Remember (Walking in the Sand)’ in 1964, and The Pretty Things’ 1966 hit single, ‘Come See Me’. He is perhaps best known for the soul hit ‘But It’s Alright’ which, after its 1966 release, became one of the best known dance music tunes of the decade.