Gypsy Woman (The Impressions song)

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"Gypsy Woman"
Single by The Impressions
from the album The Impressions
B-side "As Long As You Love Me"
Released 1961 (1961)
Genre Rhythm and blues
Label ABC-Paramount
Writer(s) Curtis Mayfield

"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 and No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It also appeared on the group's 1963 eponymous debut album.

Year Artist Chart Position Album Comments
1970 Brian Hyland 3—Hot 100[2] Brian Hyland Produced by Del Shannon


  1. ^ {{cite web In 1970, Brian Hyland recorded the hit version of the song, which went up to Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, which was produced by Del Shannon. 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. In that same year, Major Lance also recorded the song, too. | last = Huey | first = Steve | title = The Impressions [Awards] | publisher = AllMusic | url = | accessdate = 20 August 2014 }}
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Brian Hyland [Awards]". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 

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