See Saw (Don Covay song)

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"See Saw"
Single by Don Covay and the Goodtimers
from the album See Saw
B-side "Never Get Enough of Your Love"
Released September 1965
Genre Soul
Length 2:57
Label Atlantic Records 2301
Writer(s) Steve Cropper, Don Covay
Don Covay and the Goodtimers singles chronology
"Please Do Something"
(1965)
"See Saw"
(1965)
"Watching The Late Late Show"
(1966)

"See Saw" is a song written by Steve Cropper and Don Covay and performed by Covay. The song reached #5 on the U.S. R&B chart and #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.[1] The song appeared on his 1966 album, See Saw.[2]

Aretha Franklin version[edit]

Aretha Franklin released a version of the song that reached #9 on the U.S. R&B chart and #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.[3] The song appeared on her 1968 album, Aretha Now.[4]

Other Versions[edit]

American jazz organist Dr. Lonnie Smith recorded an extended instrumental version on his 1969 album, Turning Point (Blue Note BST-84313); recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio on January 3, 1969.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Don Covay[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. R&B chart 5
Billboard Hot 100 44

Aretha Franklin[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. R&B chart 9
Billboard Hot 100 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Don Covay, "See Saw" Chart Positions Retrieved September 20, 2013
  2. ^ Don Covay, See Saw Retrieved September 20, 2013
  3. ^ Aretha Franklin, "See Saw" Chart Positions Retrieved September 20, 2013
  4. ^ Aretha Franklin, Aretha Now Retrieved September 20, 2013
  5. ^ Lonnie Smith, Turning Point Retrieved June 5, 2015