Gypsy Woman (The Impressions song)

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"Gypsy Woman"
Gypsy Woman - The Impressions.jpeg
Single by The Impressions
from the album The Impressions
B-side "As Long As You Love Me"
Released October 1961
Genre Rhythm and blues
Label ABC-Paramount
Songwriter(s) Curtis Mayfield
The Impressions singles chronology
"For Your Precious Love"
(1958)
"Gypsy Woman"
(1961)
"Grow Closer Together"
(1962)
"For Your Precious Love"
(1958)
"Gypsy Woman"
(1961)
"Grow Closer Together"
(1962)

"Gypsy Woman" is a 1961 rhythm and blues song written by Curtis Mayfield and recorded by his group The Impressions. The group's first single following the departure of lead singer Jerry Butler, it reached No. 2 on the R&B chart, No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and number 17 on the Cash Box chart.[2] It also appeared on the group's 1963 eponymous debut album.

"Gypsy Woman"
Gypsy Woman - Brian Hyland.jpg
Single by Brian Hyland
from the album "Brian Hyland"
B-side "You and Me (#2)"
Released August 1971
Label Uni
Songwriter(s) Curtis Mayfield
Producer(s) Del Shannon
Brian Hyland singles chronology
"Stay and Love Me All Summer"
(1969)
"Gypsy Woman"
(1971)
"Lonely Teardrops"
(1971)
"Stay and Love Me All Summer"
(1969)
"Gypsy Woman"
(1970)
"Lonely Teardrops"
(1971)

In 1970, Brian Hyland recorded the hit version of the song, produced by Del Shannon, which went up to Number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Hyland's version featured an electric guitar, organ, piano, bass, drums, plus a solo violin, representing the gypsy, which is heard during the bridge section of the song. It became a gold record. In that same year, Major Lance also recorded the song.

Covers
Year Artist Chart position Album Comments
1970 Brian Hyland 3—Hot 100[3] Brian Hyland Produced by Del Shannon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Impressions [Awards]". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ http://tropicalglen.com/Archives/60s_files/19611223.html
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Brian Hyland [Awards]". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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