Monday, 28 January 2013
Steal Away has been covered many times by the likes of Etta James, Little Milton and even Frank Zappa but for me the original is the best. Jimmy Hughes is credited with the writing of the song, however he based the song on an old spiritual, Steal Away To Jesus.
It is said that the song was recorded at the Fame Studios in one take making an extremely powerful vocal performace all the more remarkably. This was the first of a handful of singles and one album that Hughes recorded for Rich Hall's label before moving on to Stax in 1968 only to jack it all in two years later disillusioned by the music business.
Jimmy Hughes - Steal Away