Barefootin' (song)

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"Barefootin'"
Single by Robert Parker
Released 1965 (1965)
Genre R&B
Label Nola Records
Songwriter(s) Robert Parker
Producer(s) Wardell Quezergue

"Barefootin'" is a 1965 song performed by Robert Parker. "Barefootin'" was arranged and produced by Wardell Quezergue in 1965. The song reached No. 2 on the U.S. R&B chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Parker's record label claimed the record sold over one million copies.[1] The track also reached #24 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1966.[2]

Music video[edit]

In 1987, a claymation music video was produced by Aardman Animations. Aardman Animations were approached by Charlie Records who owned the back catalog rights to many classic R&B tracks. In the late 80's, classic R&B charted at the lower 100 on the charts and sometimes the owner would spend some marketing money on a song hoping to kick it into the top 20.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 210. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 417. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Episode 8: Music Videos", aardman.com. Retrieved 19 October 2013.