Hey, Western Union Man

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"Hey, Western Union Man"
Single by Jerry Butler
Released 1968 (1968)
Genre Soul
Writer(s)

"Hey, Western Union Man" is a 1968 soul single by Jerry Butler written by Butler with Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff. The single became Jerry Butler's second number one R&B hit on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for a week. "Hey, Western Union Man" was also part of a string of Top 40 crossover hit that Jerry Butler had during the late 1960s.[1]

Al Kooper covered this track on his 1968 album I Stand Alone.

Diana Ross and The Supremes covered the song on their Let the Sunshine In" album (1969).

In 1970, Grant Green covered this track on the live album Alive!, recorded at the Cliche Lounge in Newark, New Jersey.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
Preceded by
"Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" by James Brown
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
November 16, 1968
Succeeded by
"Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 95.