Last Night (1961)

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By: The Mar-Keys.

The Mar-Keys, formed in 1958, were an American studio session band for the Memphis, Tennessee-based Stax label in the 1960s. As the first house band for the label, their backing music formed the foundation for the early 1960s Stax sound.

Its members later formed other prominent Memphis studio session groups, including the Memphis Horns, the Packers, and Booker T. and the M.G.'s.

"Last Night" was a part of the very first album released on the Stax label.

Chart position: #3 (US). It sold over 1 million copies.

The Top Ten Songs: August 14, 1961 (US Billboard Hot 100).
  1. "Tossin' and Turnin'" (Bobby Lewis)
  2. "I Like It Like That" (Chris Kenner) 
  3. "Last Night" (Mar-Keys)
  4. "Dum Dum" (Brenda Lee)
  5. "Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)" (Joe Dowell)
  6. "Michael" (Highwaymen)
  7. "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" (Curtis Lee)
  8. "Let's Twist Again" (Chubby Checker)
  9. "Together" (Connie Francis)
  10. "School is Out" (Gary U.S. Bonds)

Written by:
Charles "Packy" Axton, Gilbert Caple, Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman, Floyd Newman and Jerry Lee "Smoochy" Smith.

"Smoochy" Smith played the organ on "Last Night".

Chips Moman was a producer on hits for such artists as Elvis Presley, the Box Tops, Dusty Springfield, and many more. His songwriting credits include "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)". As a teenager, Moman played in the road bands of Johnny Burnette and Gene Vincent.

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1 comment:

  1. That's a great song! Mr. Moman don't you remember Marty Simon? He got a certificate from BMI for co-publishing "Last Night".


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