Walk a Mile in My Shoes
- For the Elvis Presley box set, see Walk a Mile in My Shoes: The Essential '70s Masters.
|"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"|
|Single by Joe South|
|from the album Don't It Make You Want To Go Home|
|Recorded||1969, Atlanta, GA|
|Joe South singles chronology|
"Walk a Mile in My Shoes" is a song written by Joe South, who had a hit with it in 1970. South was also producer and arranger of the track, and of its B-side, "Shelter". The single was credited to "Joe South and the Believers"; the Believers included his brother Tommy South and his sister-in-law Barbara South.
The song's highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 was #12, which was also its highest position in the Cashbox chart. It also reached highs of #56 country and #3 Adult Contemporary in Billboard, and made #10 in the RPM chart in Canada. It was South's second and final record to reach the top 20 of the Billboard chart. It also reached the Top 20 in Australia.
The song concerns racial tolerance and the need for perspective and compassion.
Notable covers and references
- Elvis Presley on his 1970 live album On Stage
- Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne when they presented an entertaining hour-long television special.
- Cliff Waldron on his 1970 bluegrass album Right On
- Billy Eckstine on his 1971 album Feel the Warm
- [(Marian Montgomery)] on her 1972 album "Marian in the Morning"
- Jerry Lee Lewis on his 1972 album The Killer Rocks On
- Bryan Ferry on his 1974 album Another Time, Another Place.
- Otis Clay on his 2007 album "Walk a Mile in my Shoes"
- Coldcut on their 2006 album Sound Mirrors, featuring vocals from Robert Owens.
- De Dijk on their 2002 album Muzikanten dansen niet (Dutch version of the song)
- Greg Page in his 2004 Nashville concert
- Kentucky Headhunters on their 2011 album Midnight Special
Bob Andy - All Shook Up - Songs elvis did in reggae versions.
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)
|url=(help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Missing or empty
- "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1970-02-28. Retrieved 2018-03-30.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
- Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 26, 1970
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