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"Don't Mess with Cupid"
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“Don’t Mess With Cupid”: A Mostly B-Side

Interesting that web discographies consistently list “Don’t Mess with Cupid” as the B-side of Otis Redding‘s “My Lover’s Prayer” single from July 1966 (on both sides of the Atlantic) – but then this French Atco picture sleeve shows “Cupid” to be the A-side. “Don’t Mess With Cupid“ Otis Redding (1966)

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"Second Fiddle"
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1973: The Year Pop Reggae Broke

You can count on one hand the number of times that reggae singles by Jamaican artists have cracked the Top 40 here in the States:  “Israelites” by Desmond Dekker in 1969 (#9) and  “Double Barrel” by Dave Barker and Ansel Collins in 1971 (#22).  Two times [*actually, three – see

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